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]

Advocacy

CETA

ONTARIO GRAIN EXPORTS TO EUROPE SET TO INCREASE

AFTER A SEVEN-year negotiation process and several last-minute setbacks, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe was finally signed on October 30. Once ratified and implemented, the agreement will give Ontario [Read more]

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Research

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

Weed poll

RESULTS SHOW NEW – AND WORRISOME – TRENDS YOU DON’T NEED to have glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane in your fields to know it’s one of Ontario’s worst weeds. The fact is, its reputation precedes it. PHOTO: LAMBSQUARTERS [Read more]

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Production

Duelling priorities

DEVELOPING NEW OAT LINES FOR ONTARIO PROVES CHALLENGING MILLING QUALITY IS king when it comes to oat. While farmers look for disease resistance, standability, and big yields, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC’s) oat breeder Weikai [Read more]

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Advocacy

An agvocacy lesson

DEFENDING AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM “The pesticides farmers are using will cause bees to go extinct in five years.” When Braden and Shylah Hart heard that statement in their grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography [Read more]