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New screening technology

AN ADVANTAGE FOR WHEAT BREEDERS

IN 2016, STATISTICS Canada anticipated that Canadian wheat production would decline by 19.5 per cent in 2017, attributing the decline to dry conditions in the prairies. But Western Canada isn’t the only region in the [Read more]

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Managing nutrient loss

THE IOWA EXPERIENCE

THE U.S. AGRICULTURAL sector is under pressure to reduce nitrate-nitrogen (N) losses by 40%. In Iowa, efforts to improve drainage water quality through nutrient management have focused on the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship: Right Source [Read more]

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Improving soybean yields

IN-FIELD RECOMMENDATIONS

WHEN IT COMES to recommending the best strategy for growing high-yielding soybeans, the advice Horst Bohner is likely to give is “it depends”. Bohner, soybean specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural [Read more]

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Western bean cutworm

OVERWINTERING BEHAVIOUR AND BIOLOGY

IN THE SPACE of five seasons, the Western bean cutworm (WBC) has spread to become a well-established threat across Ontario. The question is, how? Researchers from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) are trying to [Read more]

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Split nitrogen application on corn

U.S. STUDIES QUESTION BENEFITS

SEVERAL FACTORS — INCLUDING the drive to improve yields, pressures to use less nitrogen (N) or use it more effectively, the availability of high clearance equipment — are prompting more U.S. grain producers to try [Read more]

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Collaborative field crop research

IMPROVING GENETICS

THIS YEAR MARKS an important milestone in Canadian field crop genetics research. Results are being finalized for 12 projects in the Canadian Field Crop Genetics Improvement Cluster — a collaboration between the Canadian Field Crop [Read more]

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Defining roots to defy drought

SOYBEAN WATER STRESS RESEARCH

EVEN IN A wet year, if soybeans don’t get rain in a critical week, that water stress shows during harvest. However, some varieties seem to fare better than others, and researchers at the University of [Read more]

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Location, location, location

THE COMPETITIVE LAKE ONTARIO EXPORT MARKET

ONE OF THE most encouraging things to watch in the Ontario grain markets through the 2017 harvest period was how strong cash basis levels have remained despite a rather large crop both within Ontario, and [Read more]

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Higher production and market demands

THE ONTARIO CORN ECONOMY

CORN IS AN incredibly important crop to the Ontario economy. From Windsor in the southwest to the Québec border and north to Earlton, cornfields are a predominant default of the rural landscape. Whether it is [Read more]