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4R progress report

MEASURING PROGRAM SUCCESS

IN MID-MAY, Fertilizer Canada released the first-ever 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report outlining what is being done by Canadian growers to adopt sustainable farming practices. “Sustainability has always been an integral part of our activities [Read more]

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Farming the Great Clay Belt

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

A MARCH 31, 2016 article in Northern Ontario Business titled Beef farmers look to gain ground in the Clay Belt says “the North’s climate limits what cash crops can be grown, but the fertile soil is perfect for growing hay, oats, and grazing cattle”. [Read more]

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Citizen scientists

IMPORTANT PARTNERS IN TRACKING WEATHER

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) uses data from multiple sources to interpret and produce all kinds of agroclimate maps and information detailing things such as weather conditions and the impacts of climate on agriculture. Naturally, the more data that’s available, the clearer the picture becomes, so AAFC uses weather stations, satellites, and people on the ground to help collect this data. [Read more]

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Soyagen

RESEARCH IMPROVING YIELD AND DISEASE RESISTANCE

SOYBEANS ARE A rapidly growing, multipurpose crop whose seeds are an extremely valuable source of both protein and oil. From an environmental point of view, the soybean is highly attractive to some growers because it [Read more]

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Viney weeds

FOUR SPECIES YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT

SCOUTING IN-AND-around your fields is the first defence to protecting them from viney weeds. “Wild buckwheat, field bindweed, tufted vetch, and bur cucumber are definitely weeds that occur in Ontario grain fields,” says Dave Bilyea, [Read more]

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Autonomous tractor

TESTING THE CONCEPT OF DRIVERLESS TECHNOLOGY CASE IH UNVEILED an autonomous tractor concept at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, that combines the latest in technology and tractor engineering. PHOTO: CASE IH AUTONOMOUS [Read more]

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Ontario grown malting barley

MORE PRODUCTION NEEDED FOR EXPANDING MARKET

WHILE MOST OF Canada’s barley production happens in the western provinces, the rise in popularity of craft beer breweries and the ‘buy local’ movement is creating an opportunity for producers in Ontario looking to plant [Read more]

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Viney weeds

FOUR SPECIES YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT SCOUTING IN-AND-around your fields is the first defence to protecting them from viney weeds.   “Wild buckwheat, field bindweed, tufted vetch, and bur cucumber are definitely weeds that [Read more]

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Poison Ivy

A HEALTH PROBLEM AT HOME AND THE FARM LEAVES OF THREE, leave it be. So went the warning many of us heard from our mothers to keep us safe from poison ivy, the noxious weed [Read more]

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Cellulosic sugar production

UTILIZING ONTARIO CORN STOVER A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT project evaluating the potential use of renewable agriculture residue, like corn stover, has just entered its second phase. The residue is being studied for its potential use in [Read more]