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Making no-till planting easier

UTILIZING NEW TECHNOLOGY

A STONEY CREEK company focused on robotic cutting solutions is experimenting with an ultra-high pressure no-till system. A-Cubed (Advanced Agriculture Applications) is using fluid jets in place of coulters on standard, commercially available seeding equipment they’ve [Read more]

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Straw yield

MEASURING PROFITABILITY

THE PROFITABILITY OF straw could be the deciding factor in whether or not you keep wheat in your crop rotation. It’s one of the reasons the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee (OCCC) included a pilot project [Read more]

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Identifying plant stress

THE USE OF THERMODYNAMICS

ALTHOUGH VETERINARIANS AND doctors rely on thermometers to improve their daily diagnoses, field agronomists lack an equivalent tool of their own. But with two researchers studying the impact thermodynamic principles could have on precision agriculture, [Read more]

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Added value

THE WHEAT INDUSTRY brings tremendous value to Canada. On average, there are 24 million seeded acres, producing more than 20 million tonnes of wheat with an approximate value of $7 billion each year. Wheat has [Read more]

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Glyphosate-resistant waterhemp

WEED DETECTED IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WATERHEMP is in southwestern Ontario and it’s occurring at densities that are resulting in substantial yield losses says weed management expert Dr. Peter Sikkema. Sikkema, an applied research scientist and professor at the University [Read more]

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Soil Health Interpretive Centre

UNEARTHING THE SECRETS TO SOIL HEALTH

SOILS ARE LIVING ecosystems. And like any living thing, soils need a supply of organic matter to thrive. This message is at the heart of the University of Guelph’s Soil Health Interpretive Centre (SHIC), located [Read more]