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History lessons to advance agriculture

SYMPOSIUM USES PAST TO HIGHLIGHT POTENTIAL FUTURE

THE FUTURE OF agriculture will be fueled by lessons from history. This was discussed in depth during the second annual DuPont Pioneer Plant Sciences Symposium held in Guelph. Advertised as the Historical Guide to Modern [Read more]

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The consumer conversation

2017 GEORGE MORRIS AGRIFOOD POLICY LECTURE

HOW DOES THE agriculture industry talk to consumers about food? A look through a different lens can reveal answers to this question. This topic was part of the George Morris AgriFood Policy lecture hosted by [Read more]

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Farming for the future

2017-2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM

GROWING UP IN North Gower as the seventh generation on her family’s cash crop and beef farm, Ann Vermeersch always knew she wanted to be in agriculture. “It’s never been a doubt; it’s all I’ve [Read more]

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Looking to the future

EXPANSION AT IGPC ETHANOL INC.

AS THE LARGEST corn producer in Canada, it’s not surprising that Ontario is also the country’s leading ethanol producer. Six facilities, operated by Greenfield Ethanol Inc., IGPC Ethanol Inc., Kawartha Ethanol, and Suncor, produce more than [Read more]

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Soil form and function

A FARMSMART 2018 PREVIEW

DEGRADED SOIL CAN still give you high yields but those yields come at a cost. Those soils are less resilient, less able to handle stress such as drought or heavy rain, and require more inputs. [Read more]

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Uncertainty

U.S. AGRICULTURE IN 2018

A NEW PRESIDENTIAL administration always means adjustments for U.S. agriculture, but the first year of the Trump presidency has been uniquely unsettling. The resulting uncertainty may produce exceptional challenges in 2018 affecting infrastructure, trade, and [Read more]

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Inter-seeding cover crops in corn

ESTABLISHING AGRONOMIC BENEFITS

THERE HAS BEEN considerable research conducted on the use of cover crops after wheat. The relatively short growing season of wheat makes it the ideal crop in the rotation to include cover crops after harvest. [Read more]

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Monitoring groundwater pollution

FOCUS ON NITRATE CONCENTRATIONS

GROUNDWATER IN ONTARIO is considered the most significant source of water for people in rural communities, their crops, and their livestock. And although groundwater is below the surface, it is still prone to pollution. But [Read more]

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Feeding the aquaculture industry

AN EXPANDING SOYBEAN MARKET

SOYBEANS ARE A common feedstock for a wide range of agriculture — livestock ranging from dairy cattle to laying hens typically have soy or a soybean derivative incorporated in their feed, due largely in part [Read more]