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The next frontier

SOIL SCIENCE.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN agriculture and food is a natural one — at least for producers, who nurture it daily. But the agri-food connection is increasingly becoming a “eureka moment” for the public, too. People are [Read more]

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Soil microbiomes

TRACKING CHANGES BELOWGROUND

CROP ROTATION IS an excellent way to create opportunities for improved soil health within a three-crop rotation. It can help promote the “right” biological community for subsequent cash crops to boost beneficial organisms and decrease [Read more]

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A research journey

HYDROLOGY AND AGRICULTURE

HYDROLOGY, CLIMATE, AND agriculture work together to shape our understanding of water quality in our watersheds. Dr. Merrin Macrae, associate professer and researcher at the University of Waterloo, looks at how water moves, where it [Read more]

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Breeding a better soybean

PROMISING VARIETIES EMERGING

DEVELOPING SOYBEAN VARIETIES that perform better in terms of yield, protein content, and resistance to disease is a complicated, time-consuming, but ultimately rewarding job. Just ask assistant professor Dr. Milad Eskandari, who works in the [Read more]

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Improving precision ag effectiveness

NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT GUELPH

JOHN SULIK, GEOGRAPHER by trade, joined the University of Guelph’s Department of Plant Agriculture in June 2018. His mission — to use a wide range of biological data to make precision agriculture actually pay for [Read more]

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New research investments

CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP

EIGHT NEW RESEARCH projects will be funded by Grain Farmers of Ontario with support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership). The Partnership will provide funding up to $590,454. “Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, our [Read more]

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Surviving the flood

WESTERN SOYBEAN RESEARCH APPLICABLE TO ONTARIO

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THAT common plant proteins could hold the key to developing soybeans that are better equipped to survive — and even thrive — under harsh environmental conditions. The crop insurance data doesn’t lie — [Read more]

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Water’s influence

CORN NITROGEN FERTILIZER REQUIREMENTS

WHAT RATE OF nitrogen to apply? This is a common question asked by Ontario corn farmers and their advisors. Apply too little and corn yield may be limited. Apply too much then the nitrogen fertilizer [Read more]

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Mapping the soybean genome

A CANADIAN GENOTYPING PLATFORM

AS YOU MAY already know, mapping the genome of livestock animals and crops — and identifying specific genetic markers linked to specific traits of interest within those genomes — is starting to enable breeders to [Read more]

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Web special

An ambassador’s journey

Public Outreach
AFTER 20,000 KM, more than 25 fairs, and seven educational days, the 2018 Grain Discovery zone season wrapped-up at the end of September. This season Grain Farmers of Ontario successfully communicated about grain farming to [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • WHEN A MAJOR international trade deal is signed, images of a handshake between the nations’ leaders are shown across the evening news and printed in the papers. It’s a symbol of a promise made in [Read more]

GrainTALK Update

Cropside

Business Side

  • (J.M) WHAT TYPE OF FIRE RISKS DO TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENT POSE ON THE FARM? (J.Z.) Motorized equipment, especially tractors, produce a significant amount of heat even after being powered off and stored. As farms grow [Read more]