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Soil sampling

a FOUNDATION OF THE 4RS

HAVE YOU EVER made a large financial decision without examining your bank balance? Have you ever looked at your soil like a bank account? Your soil acts as an account for your current nutrient levels. [Read more]

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Assessing success

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE

IN MARCH, I had the opportunity to travel to Warsaw, Poland to attend the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform Community of Practice meeting. The SAI Platform is a major food and drink industry initiative which [Read more]

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Regenerative agriculture

A FULL SYSTEM APPROACH

OVER THE LAST 10 years there has been an increase in the number of conversations about the use of cover crops and an emphasis on soil health as ways to revolutionize agricultural production practices. It [Read more]

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A spotlight on sustainability

CONNECTING SOURCES

THE SAI PLATFORM is a major food and drink industry initiative which supports the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. The organization was founded in 2002, when three multi-national companies (Group Danone, Nestle, and Unilever) created [Read more]

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Biodiversity on the farm

TAKING CARE OF THE LAND

THE WORD BIODIVERSITY can be confusing to a lot of people, especially when discussed in an agricultural context. Broadly defined, biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. When you break it down, this can [Read more]

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Sustainable relationships

HURON - A FAMILY BUSINESS

STARTING YOUR OWN business is something that takes a financial commitment, time commitments, and sacrifices. There are a number of businesses across rural Ontario that have taken an idea and transformed that vision into something [Read more]

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Herbicide resistance

CHANGING CHEMISTRY FOR A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

GLYPHOSATE HAS TRANSFORMED the agricultural industry allowing farmers to use a simple and effective tool to reduce weed pressure in their fields. As a result of this transformation, there is a generation of farmers who [Read more]

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Keeping tabs

RECORD KEEPING ON the farm is not just about making life easier for your accountant come income tax season. Whether you are using precision agriculture technologies to capture data, using Excel or another database to [Read more]

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Sustainable solutions

COVER CROPPING

GOING BACK TO the 1900s, cover cropping was a management practice that was widely used in agriculture. It provided a primary means for weed control and was a way to introduce nitrogen into the cropping [Read more]