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Pork Producers Advised to Take Precautions When Spreading PED Infected Manure

May 17, 2021 The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers to be aware of the potential risks of spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea through the application of infected manure and to take appropriate precautions. Read more

Gearing up for Alta. Open Farm Days

May 17, 2021 Open Farm Days takes place Aug. 14 and 15 Read more

Pastures Suffering From Cool, Dry Spring

May 14, 2021 Pastures in Manitoba are starting to see a bit of growth, although it has been slow due to the cool temperatures and lack of moisture so far this spring. John McGregor is with Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association. Read more

Calving Heifers

May 14, 2021 Alberta Ranch - Calving season in Alberta, Canada. Prepare for cuteness. Read more

#FacesofFarming - Mil-En-Roy Farms

May 14, 2021 Saskatchewan Agriculture - Mil-En-Roy Farms is the feature of this month’s #facesoffarming installment. Through the use of automated robots and forward thinking techniques, they’ve created a successful system that directly benefits the comfort of the cows. #SaskAg Read more

APG Tailgate Talk Aphanomyces and other root rots

May 14, 2021 Alberta Pulse Growers - APG Policy & Program Specialist Nevin Rosaasen hosted a panel to discuss Aphanomyces & other root rots. The panel featured: Syama Chatterton, AAFC; Holly Gellech, SGS; Mike Hilhorst, Co-op Grow Team. Read more

Helping farmers access carbon market resources

May 17, 2021 The Ohio Soybean Council has launched a new websiteBy Diego Flamminiread more Read more

Gearing up for Alta. Open Farm Days

May 17, 2021 Interested farmers have until May 31 to sign up as a hostBy Diego Flammini< more Read more

Soil Health: Laying the Groundwork for the Next Policy Framework

May 14, 2021 Last month, a federal NDP private member’s bill on soil health received first reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-290, An Act Respecting Soil Conservation and Soil Health, is aimed at developing a national strategy for improving efforts to conserve soil health and raise public awareness...

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OFA brings the voice of agriculture to policymakers at Queen’s Park

May 12, 2021 Queen’s Park certainly looked different for this year’s Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) virtual lobby day. Read more

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Ontario soybean growers wondering whether to plant deep or wait for rain

May 18, 2021 With the corn crop pretty much planted in Ontario, growers are pushing to finish soybeans as increasingly hot, dry weather depletes soil moisture. With only small, isolated rain events forecast for the week ahead, growers are wondering how deep they should plant seed for their remaining soybean acres. With many already planting at the 2″... Read More Read more

RealAg Radio, May 18: Summoning rain, Bill C-208, rejuvenating the flax industry, and the news

May 18, 2021 Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! We appreciate you taking time to join us. On today’s show you’ll hear: Conservative MP Larry Maguire on levelling the playing field for farm transitions via Bill C-208; Is farm management more important than where you farm? A new segment with MNP’s Peter Manness and Kim Gerencser;... Read More Read more

Shutting down Enbridge Line 5 will impact Michigan agriculture, too

May 18, 2021 U.S. Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered Enbridge to cap Line 5 by Wednesday, May 12, which would starve Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the north central U.S. of about 50 per cent of their energy supply. Enbridge has refused the governor’s directive and continues to operate. Ashley Davenport, of Michigan Ag Today, recently joined Shaun Haney... Read More Read more

Pests & Predators, Ep 9: Secret agents in the stubble

May 18, 2021 There are secret, mysterious agents lurking in crop stubble. But, have no fear, they’re on your side. Many are familiar with wheat midge and the damage the insect can cause, but you might be less familiar with the parasitoid that attacks this crop pest. Host Shaun Haney is joined by Jennifer Otani, pest management biologist... Read More Read more

The Agronomists, Ep 27: Mike Cowbrough and Tammy Jones on hard-to-control weeds

May 18, 2021 From fleabane, to wild oats, to kochia, and Palmer amaranth, which weed is the toughest to kill on the farm? For this episode of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Mike Cowbrough, weed specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Tammy Jones, technical sales agronomist with Corteva AgriScience to... Read More Read more

RealAg Radio, May 17: Precision ag, finding the flag leaf, and new sprayer tech

May 17, 2021 It’s another Agronomic Monday coming at you! On today’s edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Shane Thomas of Upstream Ag Insights with perspective on using field data for outcome based pricing; Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on identifying the flag leaf and how to avoid leaf burn from UAN in wheat; Jack Payne, grow team advisor... Read More Read more

Canola School: New online tools support blackleg management

May 17, 2021 The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has recently updated a few agronomy graphics, including the life cycle of blackleg. “We’ve had different life cycles in the past, but we wanted to update it and provide a little bit more information kind of in a one shot,” says Justine Cornelsen, agronomy specialist with CCC. In this... Read More Read more

Ontario urban park to see over 20,000 trees planted this spring

May 17, 2021 Forests Ontario and partners are working to plant 26,000 new trees in Rouge National Urban Park, in Toronto, as part of the federal government’s pledge to plant millions of trees to combat climate change. The trees planted are aimed at creating riparian buffers and wetlands, improving habitat connectivity, fixing carbon, and enriching agricultural soils in Rouge National... Read More Read more