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Hybrid wheat

NEW SYNGENTA RESEARCH

“CREATING VALUE FOR the wheat industry” — this is the goal Syngenta plans to achieve with hybrid wheat. The integrated crop solutions company identified a need in the market to take wheat to the next [Read more]

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Bacteria control of disease

CANADIAN SCIENTISTS AT THE FOREFRONT

SEVERAL TYPES OF bacteria are the focus of ground-breaking new Fusarium research here in Ontario. Professor Manish Raizada of the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph, with colleagues Dr. Victor Limay-Rios and [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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Soil technology

IDENTIFYING MICROBES WITH DNA BARCODING AT CANADA’S OUTDOOR Farm Show, one can’t help but notice machinery getting bigger each year. But when it comes to new technology in the agriculture industry, the biggest developments are [Read more]

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Knowledge transfer

CREATING A RESEARCH DATABASE EVERY YEAR, GRAIN Farmers of Ontario invests nearly $2 million in research. This investment is targeted towards four priority areas — agronomy and production, weeds, diseases, and insect pests, breeding and [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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Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Multi-purpose soybeans Sameer Chhabra Soybeans are already renowned for their many uses. Now, processors might be able to use modified soybeans that are high in linoleic [Read more]

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A garden full of weeds

PROMOTING WEED IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL WHEN IT COMES to weeds, Dave Bilyea strongly believes in the adage keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. PHOTO: WEED IDENTIFICATION GARDEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH RIDGETOWN [Read more]

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Nuffield scholar

RESEARCH AND LEARNING JUST UNDER A year later, Tony Balkwill continues to embrace the opportunity the Grain Farmers of Ontario Nuffield Scholarship provided him — a chance to develop historical soil-type maps into field-scale management [Read more]