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Field technician training

ON-FARM APPLICATIONS

FIELD TECHNICANS PLAY an important role in private and public research programs. Their work includes executing plans for research plots and gathering data from variety performance trials, field crop research, and breeding programs. Technicians come [Read more]

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Interseeding cover crops

RESEARCH AT THE HRDC

RESEARCH SCIENTISTS AT Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Harrow Research & Development Centre (HRDC) have been exploring several angles of how cover crops can benefit both the environment and a farming operation. “Cover crops introduce [Read more]

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Lessons from the past

2016 NUFFIELD SCHOLAR FINAL REPORT

FOR TONY BALKWILL, the 2016 Grain Farmers of Ontario Nuffield Scholar, the Nuffield journey is coming to a close. Balkwill used the scholarship to develop historical soil-type maps into field-scale management zones. The Grain Farmers [Read more]

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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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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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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]