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Split decisions

AN EARLY APPLICATION OF NITROGEN MAY BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD WHEAT CROP AND NO WHEAT CROP FARMING, TO SOME degree, is in Mother Nature’s hands. With the late soybean harvest and subsequent late winter [Read more]

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Corn industry outlook

PRICE VOLATILITY IS HERE TO STAY WITH CORN PRODUCTION setting new all-time average yield and new aggregate production records, the North American corn industry has experienced an extraordinary ride from 2004 to 2009. During the same [Read more]

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Bio-based lubricants

BUILDING A MARKET THAT’S GOOD FOR FARMERS, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AS DEMAND FOR “green” products increases, more and more technologies and opportunities for bio-based products are emerging alongside to meet those needs. Crops like [Read more]

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Soy science takes off

COMMON GOALS MAKE TRENT BIOMATERIALS RESEARCH PROGRAM A REALITY ONTARIO SOYBEAN GROWERS have reason to celebrate as the Biomaterials Research Laboratory is officially opened at Trent University. The centre, which will focus on utilization of [Read more]

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Safe storage

USING PROPER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES WILL ENSURE QUALITY IS MAINTAINED IN WHEAT STORED OVER WINTER MANY YEARS THERE is carry in the market and a resulting economic advantage to storing grain.  Since better returns are the goal, [Read more]

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Test Weight watchers

OLD FACTS, UPDATES AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING CORN TEST WEIGHT LET’S BEGIN WITH some skill testing questions: 1. True or False: Corn hybrids with high test weights also yield more per acre. False. The relationship between yield [Read more]

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Research plays a key role

— STRONG RESEARCH PROGRAMS help farmers produce more efficiently, increase crop quality, manage pests and lead to a safe, consistent, high quality supply of locally grown food and feed. To date in 2009, the government [Read more]