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Belt and Road Initiative

CHINA`S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

CHINA`S BELT AND Road Initiative is a development strategy with a focus on connecting Eurasian countries through a land-based road as well as a maritime route. The ‘belt’ is the Silk Road Economic Belt and [Read more]

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Preparing for harvest

MITIGATING CHALLENGES

HARVEST IS JUST around the corner and with it comes long days of stress and fatigue. The easiest way to mitigate that stress is by preparing as much as possible ahead of time. Ontario grain [Read more]

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How to be a cover cropper

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

MORE FARMERS ARE seeing the value of having a cover crop in the field, and as a result, more are incorporating them into their row-crop systems. Cover crops offer a wide array of benefits. They [Read more]

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Breaking new ground in Alaska

OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE FAMILY'S NEXT GENERATION

GROWING UP IN southern Idaho, Bryce Wrigley always knew he wanted to continue the family farm tradition. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t anywhere for him to go, so he took a leap of faith and headed to [Read more]

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Crown rust in oats

MITIGATING CROP LOSS

UNDER THE RIGHT (or wrong) conditions, crown rust can be a real problem for oat growers. While most varieties carry some resistance, Albert Tenuta, plant pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) warns that races do change over time, affecting variety performance. The disease can cause substantial loss with 50 per cent or more of the crop being affected. Good management, though, can help growers avoid losses entirely. [Read more]

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The “future” of glyphosate

POTENTIAL RESTRICTION AFFECTS EU FARMERS

AS OF AUGUST 22, 2016, new restrictions around the use of glyphosate came into force in the European Union (EU). The restrictions came on the tail of two months worth of failed talks where a [Read more]

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Modern maverick

EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY WHEN HONG (JENNY) Cui started farming with her father it wasn’t exactly the future she’d had in mind. She had, after all, studied in the United Kingdom to be a chartered accountant. [Read more]

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Greening through regulation

FARMERS’ PLACE IN THE EU’S GREEN ECONOMY FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1962, the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system that implements agricultural subsidies and other programs. Every year, CAP provides some €50–60 of [Read more]

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A plan for resistant fleabane

CANADA FLEABANE REQUIRES MULTI-YEAR MANAGEMENT GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT Canada fleabane first appeared in Ontario in Essex County in 2010. At that time only a few fields were affected. Over a five-year period, however, the number of affected [Read more]