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Making no-till planting easier

UTILIZING NEW TECHNOLOGY

A STONEY CREEK company focused on robotic cutting solutions is experimenting with an ultra-high pressure no-till system. A-Cubed (Advanced Agriculture Applications) is using fluid jets in place of coulters on standard, commercially available seeding equipment they’ve [Read more]

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Business management pays

STUDY SHOWS HIGHER INCOME AND PROFITABILITY A GROUND-BREAKING study, funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, has identified the top seven habits of Canada’s best farmers. And for the first time, a direct link [Read more]

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Diving into drones

LATEST TECH ADDS INFRARED AND SOIL MAPPING ELEMENT DRONES ARE THE latest hot-ticket high tech item, with the U.S Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) estimating more than a million Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) given as Christmas [Read more]

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Wanted: pesticide use data

GROWERS ASKED TO COMPLETE CONFIDENTIAL SURVEY IF YOU ARE going to claim it, you have to be able to prove it. That is what Nick Betts, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s market development coordinator for environment [Read more]

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Water conservation

NEW INITIATIVE FOR DROUGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES a project launched last fall by Farm & Food Care Ontario will focus on water efficiency, conservation and low water strategies for Ontario farmers. The 18-month Water Resource Adaptation [Read more]

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Unlocking soy protein potential

UNDERSTANDING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SOY PROTEIN CAN HELP OPEN MARKETS soybean varieties developed  for specific food and health applications represent a key future growth opportunity for the Canadian soybean industry. Different types of soybean protein [Read more]

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Adding value to soy hulls

UTILIZING AN ENZYME IN SOY HULLS MAY PROVIDE A NEW MARKET OR ONTARIO FARMERS soybean hulls are a co-product of crushing or oil extraction. Traditionally, they are used as an excellent source of crude fibre [Read more]