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Soil health under the microscope

DEVELOPING A TEST FOR 'SOIL HEALTH'

IT’S NO SECRET much more is known about what happens above ground than below the soil surface in agriculture. Now renewed focus on soil health research in Ontario could evolve to impact farming practices forever. [Read more]

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Fuelling your fleet

THE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS OPTION

ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY  have increased the availability of alternative fuel sources, such as compressed natural gas, and at a competitive price they are becoming a more attractive option for farmers. Murray Logan, manager of renewable [Read more]

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National sustainability

CROP ROUNDTABLE LEADS THE DISCUSSION VERIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR sustainable production practices are in place in the global biofuel market and there are sure signs that the food sector will be next to follow suit. Now, [Read more]

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Roots not iron

PUTTING SOIL HEALTH FIRST AT 42 YEARS of age, it’s hard to believe that Blake Vince has never touched a mouldboard plow in his life. But he hasn’t. His farming philosophy, as he puts it, [Read more]

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Measuring your field print

NEW TOOL CALCULATES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ENERGY CONSUMPTION, LAND use efficiency, and climate impact are factors considered by growers each season. But how are environmental impacts and improvements recorded? PHOTO: CANADIAN FIELD PRINT CALCULATOR Consumers and [Read more]

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Verifying sustainability

BRINGING THE FARM VOICE TO THE SAI PLATFORM AGRICULTURE IS ARGUABLY the most important stakeholder in the food value chain. That’s why, when Grain Farmers of Ontario heard about a new global food industry initiative, [Read more]

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Sustainable soy

WORKING TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION SUSTAINABILITY IS A buzz word often used in agriculture around the globe; but for Ontario growers, it is a word that is about to become more meaningful in the soybean market [Read more]

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Agricultural conversations

THE BENEFITS OF CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS when producers speak up about the value of new farming techniques, Canadians will better understand the benefits they provide to everyone. “Farmers can easily speak to the people around [Read more]