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Gene editing

CANADIAN BARRIERS AND PERCEPTIONS

GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY has the potential to revolutionize crop and animal development globally. For Canadian researchers, however, the federal government’s ambiguous and slow-moving regulatory system is preventing new agricultural products from reaching farmers and consumers alike. [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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Financial analysis

BMO ISSUES NORTH AMERICAN REPORT

DESPITE ONGOING TRADE concerns and rising business costs, Bank of Montreal (BMO) analysts say a favourable exchange rate between the Canadian and American dollar means Canadian grain producers face a positive market outlook. EXCHANGE RATE [Read more]

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Always read the data contract

NEW TECHNOLOGY’S LEGAL ISSUES

FARMERS ARE INCREASINGLY trying to improve productivity and profitability with farm management software systems. Those systems generate vast quantities of data about the farms on which they’re used, however, who owns and has rights to [Read more]

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Cover crop basics

IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC GOALS

SOIL ORGANIC MATTER decline in cropland continues to be a significant issue across much of Ontario. The problem is particularly acute in the deep Southwest, where a lack of forage and manure fertilizer — a [Read more]

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A new rotation?

THE OPTION OF WINTER CANOLA

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) researchers say winter canola can add a lot of value to standard crop rotations. Indeed, they say it can help build soil organic matter, suppress weeds, increase biodiversity, and potentially [Read more]

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A sweet market for crop residues

EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL CROP FARMERS

MAKING MORE MONEY on the same amount of land — it’s a mantra for today’s farmers, and one that’s increasingly relevant as land prices and production costs continue to rise. A Sarnia refining company is [Read more]

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Harvest season safety

WATCH YOURSELF CLOSER THAN YOUR CROPS relatively speaking, it is quite easy for the modern farmer to weather the hardships Mother Nature drives their way. With improved seed and chemistries to prevent pests and disease, [Read more]

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Maintaining quality after harvest

KEEP TREATED SEED FROM CONTAMINATING THIS YEAR’S HARVEST Click here for the complete checklist of standard and enhanced management practices to prevent seed contamination. harvest on the farm is undoubtedly a busy time. Long hours [Read more]

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The cutworm conquest

WESTERN BEAN CUTWORM POPULATIONS ARE RAMPING UP AND RESEARCH IS UNDERWAY Every year, Grain Farmers of Ontario involves itself in a significant number of research and development initiatives designed to improve the potential and practices [Read more]