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Invite the microbes

MIKE DORION WANTS farmers to build healthy soil and grow better crops by throwing an underground party with guests that include a whole range of microbes. “These organisms act like probiotics in the human gut [Read more]

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The path to better crop protection

FROM IDEA TO MARKET

WAYNE BARTON’S METHOD for developing agricultural crop protection products is to stay one or two steps ahead of Mother Nature. Barton, BASF’s manager of research and commercial development for Canada, may have a formula that [Read more]

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Gluten-free oats

BIG DEMAND AND PREMIUM PRICES

A NEW POTENTIALLY profitable gluten-free oat industry in Northern Ontario could be a reality soon. “All the crops we’re looking at growing will go into high quality, gluten-free, allergen-free foods,” says Jamie Draves, president and [Read more]

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The Port of Johnstown

A CRUCIAL LINK FOR EASTERN ONTARIO FARMERS

AS THE HARVEST season moves into high gear, the Port of Johnstown is already bustling with activity — receiving mega-tonnes of grain and sending it down the St. Lawrence Seaway, just as it has done [Read more]

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Call before you cut

REMOVING TREES ON FARMLAND IN ONTARIO

GRAIN FARMERS LOOKING to cut trees or clear brush on their property should consult with their local municipality about woodcutting bylaws and follow good forestry practices to maintain their soil, preserve wildlife habitat, and potentially make money. [Read more]

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Productivity, profitability and resilience

DETERMINING HOW MANAGEMENT AFFECTS SOIL HEALTH

NEW HIGH TECH monitors will help take the guesswork out of best management practices for grain crops as they relate to soil health in a groundbreaking study funded by Grain Farmers of Ontario.   While there [Read more]

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New alternative?

AN INSECTICIDE SEED TREATMENT OPTION A NEW INSECTICIDE seed treatment made by DuPont will be used on the vast majority of corn sold by Pioneer in Ontario next season, according to Russ Barker, a Pioneer [Read more]

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CETA

ONTARIO GRAIN EXPORTS TO EUROPE SET TO INCREASE

AFTER A SEVEN-year negotiation process and several last-minute setbacks, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe was finally signed on October 30. Once ratified and implemented, the agreement will give Ontario [Read more]