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Biostimulating soils

A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF FARMING

NO ONE CAN be certain if and when it will happen, but the day that phosphorus resources run out will change farming practices forever. Hopefully, by the time that day comes, researchers will have proven [Read more]

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Defining roots to defy drought

SOYBEAN WATER STRESS RESEARCH

EVEN IN A wet year, if soybeans don’t get rain in a critical week, that water stress shows during harvest. However, some varieties seem to fare better than others, and researchers at the University of [Read more]

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Profit hunting closer to home

THE POWER OF LOCAL MARKETS

ONE OF THE most valuable lessons Ontario grain farmers might take away from marketing grain in 2017 is not to underestimate the influence of local markets. This was where some marketers found some of their [Read more]

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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]

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Celebrating plant science

CROPLIFE CANADA'S FOCUS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

THERE’S A TRICK to selling real, good news in the ‘fake news’ and the ‘if it’s on the internet it must be true’ world we are living in. Not that long ago, it seemed like no one in the agricultural industry could figure out what that trick was. [Read more]

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What is soil health?

OBSERVATIONS FROM A RESEARCHERS AND AN AGRONOMIST

WHAT MAKES GOOD dirt has been a hot topic of conversation within the agriculture industry. The terms ‘soil health’ and ‘soil quality’ are widely accepted to mean the same thing, although Cornell University suggests ‘soil [Read more]

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Barley intensification

CLOSE COST ANALYSIS REQUIRED

AT THE 2016 harvest, we saw much less barley come to market in the Guelph area. Many Ontario barley growers were down on average yields, but there were still a lot that were above average. [Read more]

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Endocrine disruptor legislation

INDUSTRY FIGHTING TIGHTER REGULATIONS

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has proposed new evaluations for endocrine disrupting substances which threaten to significantly impact the future import of agricultural products grown in North America. Industry representatives warn that the new legislative process currently [Read more]