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An upward trend

CORN EXPORTS TO THE EU

CORN EXPORTS TO the European Union will reach 1.5 million tonnes in 2018. Experts attribute the increased demand to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, which abolished duties on [Read more]

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Building healthy soils

A NUFFIELD SCHOLAR'S LIFELONG LESSON

NUFFIELD SCHOLAR AND French farmer Sarah Singla doesn’t believe farmers inherit the soil from their parents so much as they borrow it from their children. In fact, she believes the success of any given civilization [Read more]

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New screening technology

AN ADVANTAGE FOR WHEAT BREEDERS

IN 2016, STATISTICS Canada anticipated that Canadian wheat production would decline by 19.5 per cent in 2017, attributing the decline to dry conditions in the prairies. But Western Canada isn’t the only region in the [Read more]

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Inter-seeding cover crops in corn

ESTABLISHING AGRONOMIC BENEFITS

THERE HAS BEEN considerable research conducted on the use of cover crops after wheat. The relatively short growing season of wheat makes it the ideal crop in the rotation to include cover crops after harvest. [Read more]

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Belt and Road Initiative

CHINA`S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

CHINA`S BELT AND Road Initiative is a development strategy with a focus on connecting Eurasian countries through a land-based road as well as a maritime route. The ‘belt’ is the Silk Road Economic Belt and [Read more]

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Preparing for harvest

MITIGATING CHALLENGES

HARVEST IS JUST around the corner and with it comes long days of stress and fatigue. The easiest way to mitigate that stress is by preparing as much as possible ahead of time. Ontario grain [Read more]

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How to be a cover cropper

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

MORE FARMERS ARE seeing the value of having a cover crop in the field, and as a result, more are incorporating them into their row-crop systems. Cover crops offer a wide array of benefits. They [Read more]

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Breaking new ground in Alaska

OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE FAMILY'S NEXT GENERATION

GROWING UP IN southern Idaho, Bryce Wrigley always knew he wanted to continue the family farm tradition. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t anywhere for him to go, so he took a leap of faith and headed to [Read more]

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Crown rust in oats

MITIGATING CROP LOSS

UNDER THE RIGHT (or wrong) conditions, crown rust can be a real problem for oat growers. While most varieties carry some resistance, Albert Tenuta, plant pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) warns that races do change over time, affecting variety performance. The disease can cause substantial loss with 50 per cent or more of the crop being affected. Good management, though, can help growers avoid losses entirely. [Read more]

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The “future” of glyphosate

POTENTIAL RESTRICTION AFFECTS EU FARMERS

AS OF AUGUST 22, 2016, new restrictions around the use of glyphosate came into force in the European Union (EU). The restrictions came on the tail of two months worth of failed talks where a [Read more]