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The path to better crop protection

FROM IDEA TO MARKET

WAYNE BARTON’S METHOD for developing agricultural crop protection products is to stay one or two steps ahead of Mother Nature. Barton, BASF’s manager of research and commercial development for Canada, may have a formula that [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]

Research

Crop responses to management

Are accurate predictions possible?

With Doria Ali & Lauren Deshaw There is much interest in varying crop management strategies across farm fields – the essence of precision agriculture. The main driver of this has been advances in variable rate [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

THE CHALLENGES OF ON-FARM PRECISION AG RESEARCH

YOU CAN BUY the equipment and software, bring on a consultant and start banking yield data, but what can you do once you’re up and running to ensure you’re getting useful information from your on-farm precision ag [Read more]

Research

Stripe rust samples needed!

NEW RESEARCH UNDERWAY

FOLLOWING THE HIGH severity of stripe rust in wheat fields in southwestern Ontario in 2016, the University of Guelph Wheat Breeding Program is undertaking a new research project to study the distribution of different races of rust diseases, and stripe rust in particular, in Ontario. For this purpose, they require the collection of as many rust samples as possible from across Ontario. Your assistance in collecting samples is very important to this research and is much appreciated. [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

YOU’VE CRUNCHED THE data, identified your management zones and created nutrient and seed population prescription maps. Now, how can you be sure that you’re actually making a measureable, positive impact on your fields? This, according [Read more]

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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]