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Productivity, profitability and resilience

DETERMINING HOW MANAGEMENT AFFECTS SOIL HEALTH

NEW HIGH TECH monitors will help take the guesswork out of best management practices for grain crops as they relate to soil health in a groundbreaking study funded by Grain Farmers of Ontario.   While there [Read more]

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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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Developing local barley

NEW HIGH QUALITY, HIGH YIELDING BREEDING PROGRAM

MOST PEOPLE DRIVEN to buy local food and beverages have clear expectations. They figure the ingredients in the products they’re purchasing will be grown or raised within a certain distance of their homes — say, [Read more]

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A regional approach

RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND ONTARIO SOYBEAN DISEASES

ONTARIO SOYBEAN GROWERS have a pretty good handle on soybean diseases — the biggest threats, diseases to watch for and field management practices. New research, assessing the distribution and pressure of soybean diseases in the [Read more]

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Mitigating mycotoxins

EARLY DETECTION

MYCOTOXINS are toxic chemicals produced by fungi that infect crops. Some of the mycotoxins most commonly found in grain include Aflatoxin, Deoxynivalenol (DON), and Ochratoxin. They have a significant negative economic impact on the Ontario [Read more]

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Soyagen

RESEARCH IMPROVING YIELD AND DISEASE RESISTANCE

SOYBEANS ARE A rapidly growing, multipurpose crop whose seeds are an extremely valuable source of both protein and oil. From an environmental point of view, the soybean is highly attractive to some growers because it [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]