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Advocacy

Struggling to adopt cap and trade

INDUSTRY MYSTIFIED BY RAPID-RELEASE REGULATIONS WHEN THE ONTARIO government announced its intention to join the Western Climate Initiative this April, few would have guessed new regulations would be effective by July. Although confusion still reigns, [Read more]

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Features

Save the starter N

FEW CONDITIONS WARRANT STARTER NITROGEN ON SOYBEANS A LOT OF nitrogen goes into producing a bumper soybean crop but researchers still seem to agree there’s no economic advantage to applying a nitrogen (N) starter in [Read more]

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Crown rust conundrum

ALTERNATE HOSTS THREATEN RESISTANCE LONGEVITY SOME GROWERS ARE most familiar with oats as a cover crop but crown rust doesn’t discriminate — whether for pony oats, human consumption, or as cover crop, this disease can [Read more]

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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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Ontario farmers good stewards

VITUCCI FAMILY WINS CLEANFARMS CHALLENGE CLEANFARMS ISSUED A challenge to all commercial farmers in Ontario this April to share their stories of environmentally friendly farming practices. The winners they announced in the fall represent the [Read more]

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A market for Ontario barley

MAKE STORAGE PART OF YOUR PLAN

THERE IS A place for growing barley in Ontario. The hard part, as a cash crop farmer, is knowing how to work with it when there is no guaranteed market. The amount of barley used [Read more]

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Features

SeCan’s catalyst for science

RETIRED SENIOR PRINCIPAL WHEAT BREEDER IN NEW ROLE CANADIAN WHEAT HAS benefited from Dr. Ron DePauw’s dedication for 41 years and although he retired as an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada breeder this spring, his dedication [Read more]

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Features

Canadian wheat in Asian food

OVERSEAS AGREEMENTS AND DOMESTIC INNOVATIONS THERE WAS A lot of media focus on agreements developing in the Pacific Rim this summer but some got less publicity than others and the greatest developments for Ontario growers [Read more]

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Putting UAVs to the test

COLLABORATORS AIM TO MAKE AERIAL SCOUTING PAY FOR ALL THE hype around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture, there remains some question of the technology’s usefulness to the average farmer. But while many farmers wait [Read more]

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Seed money

THE FUTURE OF TRANSGENIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CROPLIFE CANADA ESTIMATES that it costs nearly $150 million and more than 13 years to bring new biotechnology to market. That makes it a challenge to correctly predict [Read more]