Features

Identifying plant stress

THE USE OF THERMODYNAMICS

ALTHOUGH VETERINARIANS AND doctors rely on thermometers to improve their daily diagnoses, field agronomists lack an equivalent tool of their own. But with two researchers studying the impact thermodynamic principles could have on precision agriculture, [Read more]

Advocacy

A taxing issue

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

A FAMILY FARM is a business. A farmer is a business person. Therefore, small business tax changes proposed by the federal government will have an impact on farmers. That seems fairly straightforward; but apparently someone [Read more]

Features

Dicamba damage on U.S. fields

ESTIMATES TOP THREE MILLION ACRES

HEADING INTO THE soybean harvest, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extension experts put instances of dicamba damage to the crop at 3.1 million acres, approximately 3.5% of U.S. soybean plantings this year. That figure could [Read more]

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On display

CANADA'S OUTDOOR FARM SHOW

FROM THE LATEST machinery, to new seed varieties, to farm data management — Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show was a showcase of new technology in September. One of the most anticipated new technologies is the Enlist™ [Read more]

Features

Added value

THE WHEAT INDUSTRY brings tremendous value to Canada. On average, there are 24 million seeded acres, producing more than 20 million tonnes of wheat with an approximate value of $7 billion each year. Wheat has [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Nitrogen accounting

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE ONTARIO MINISTRY of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) traditionally conducted an annual pre-sidedress soil nitrate (PSNT) survey which sampled several dozen fields across the province for background (non-fertilized) soil nitrate levels just prior [Read more]