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Herbicide resistance

CHANGING CHEMISTRY FOR A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

GLYPHOSATE HAS TRANSFORMED the agricultural industry allowing farmers to use a simple and effective tool to reduce weed pressure in their fields. As a result of this transformation, there is a generation of farmers who [Read more]

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Keeping tabs

RECORD KEEPING ON the farm is not just about making life easier for your accountant come income tax season. Whether you are using precision agriculture technologies to capture data, using Excel or another database to [Read more]

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Managing nutrient loss

THE IOWA EXPERIENCE

THE U.S. AGRICULTURAL sector is under pressure to reduce nitrate-nitrogen (N) losses by 40%. In Iowa, efforts to improve drainage water quality through nutrient management have focused on the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship: Right Source [Read more]

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Sustainable solutions

COVER CROPPING

GOING BACK TO the 1900s, cover cropping was a management practice that was widely used in agriculture. It provided a primary means for weed control and was a way to introduce nitrogen into the cropping [Read more]

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4R progress report

MEASURING PROGRAM SUCCESS

IN MID-MAY, Fertilizer Canada released the first-ever 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report outlining what is being done by Canadian growers to adopt sustainable farming practices. “Sustainability has always been an integral part of our activities [Read more]

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The sustainability supply chain

PUTTING THE TERM INTO PRACTICE

OVER THE LAST several years, sustainability has become a word that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), corporations, and consumers are all using. But what does it mean to be sustainable? The definition of the word greatly varies depending [Read more]

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Sustainability goals

ONTARIO FARMERS MEETING INTERNATIONAL TARGETS

MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES are building agricultural sustainability into their corporate social responsibility plans. After initially starting with high risk commodities such as cocoa and palm, companies are now assessing the sustainability of grains and oilseeds in their supply chains. These companies want to buy sustainably grown agricultural products and are increasingly setting ambitious targets to do so. [Read more]

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A sustainable nutrient plan

APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF 4R

4R ONTARIO HAS been created as an industry-led initiative working towards a science-based approach to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce potential nutrient loss into our environment. [Read more]

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Advancing seed technology

SYNGENTA CANADA'S SEEDCARE INSTITUTE

“A CANADIAN MADE solution” was the theme of Syngenta Canada Inc.’s Seedcare Institute grand opening at the Honeywood research facility in Plattsville, Ontario in mid-September. This opening marks the first Canadian Seedcare Institute that joins [Read more]