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Mapping the soybean genome

A CANADIAN GENOTYPING PLATFORM

AS YOU MAY already know, mapping the genome of livestock animals and crops — and identifying specific genetic markers linked to specific traits of interest within those genomes — is starting to enable breeders to [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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Fighting phytophthora

NEW GENE DISCOVERY BY AAFC SCIENTIST

PHYTOPHTHORA SOJAE (P. SOJAE) isn’t a new nemesis to soybean farmers. Every year, the root and stem rot disease results in significant damage around the world, forcing farmers to replant or face costly crop losses. [Read more]

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New research investments

CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP

EIGHT NEW RESEARCH projects will be funded by Grain Farmers of Ontario with support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership). The Partnership will provide funding up to $590,454. “Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, our [Read more]

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The soil doctor is in

FARMSMART 2019

LEE BRIESE WON’T be wearing a white lab coat when he comes out to your fields. He’ll be carrying a shovel, not a stethoscope, but as far as he’s concerned, his job is as important [Read more]

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Agricultural innovation

SYNGENTA MEDIA SUMMIT

INNOVATION IS CHANGING faster than ever before, and Syngenta is growing along with it. The theme of the 2018 Syngenta Media Summit was just that — a new era of agriculture innovation. But what does [Read more]

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Farmer’s voice missing

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO RESEARCH

FROM LONG-RANGE climate forecasts and GIS crop production models to satellite pest control and precision agriculture drones, Digital Farming, often in the form of Big Data and Information Communication Technology, is permeating Canadian food systems [Read more]

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The consequences of new technology

MORE TRAINING NEEDED

DIGITAL DATA-GATHERING technologies in agriculture, often referred to as precision agriculture, are becoming widely used across Ontario farms to monitor crop yields and they can have significant benefits when used to their full potential. But, [Read more]

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Glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

MANAGEMENT WITH COVER CROPS AND TILLAGE

DR. CLARENCE SWANTON (University of Guelph) used to say that based on research he did in the 1980s, one should not expect to control weeds with cover crops. Their utility was in preventing soil erosion [Read more]

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P and K management

FINDING AN ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY

SOIL TEST PHOSPHORUS (P) and Potassium (K) values in Ontario have been declining. Higher yields remove more nutrients and not enough fertilizer is being applied to replace the P and K being removed. Soybean yields [Read more]