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AAFC releases report on fertilizer emissions reduction target

The report is the result of consultations held with the agriculture sector between March and October 2022, and will inform future efforts to meet the 2030 fertilizer emissions reduction target.

Ontario's Fertilizer Challenge funds 10 projects

Funding through the Fertilizer Challenge is supporting Ontario-made fertilizer options, alternatives and technologies that will be available and in market by the spring of 2024.

Final week for IWCA nominations!

Be sure to nominate an outstanding woman in Canadian ag before 11:59 PM on Friday, March 31! Since 2020, IWCA has celebrated the achievements of women in Canada’s agriculture industry.

Sponsored Spotlight 

Free webinar: The value of using a nutrient biostimulant this season

This webinar will discuss Utrisha N Nutrient Efficiency Biostimulant, launched in Canada in 2022 and used by farmers in a number of different crops including canola, cereals, corn and soybeans. Corteva agronomists will discuss how the product works, and the conditions where farmers can expect the best returns. Utrisha N provides a sustainable, alternative source of nitrogen that reduces dependency of nitrogen uptake from the soil and ensures the plant has access to nitrogen all season long. » Register now

Exploring AMF inoculant options

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi occur naturally in most soils around the world, and research shows they can provide vital benefits to plants. Some growers are trying to enhance their fields’ pre-existing AMF community by applying commercial inoculants. A northern Ontario project is looking into on-farm-produced AMF inoculants and seeing how they compare with commercial inoculants. » Read more...

Developing decision support tools for effective herbicide

Herbicide-resistant weeds are increasingly a challenge in Western Canada. Using multiple effective modes of action during herbicide applications is a key strategy for both managing and delaying the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds. However, this can be complicated; researchers are working to make herbicide planning and management decisions easier and more informative. » Read more...
Inputs, the Podcast 

Corn season preparations and strip-till fertility trials

It’s officially spring, which means planting time is fast approaching. What should Ontario corn growers keep in mind as they prepare for the 2023 growing season? In this episode of Inputs, Ben Rosser, OMAFRA corn specialist, recaps the 2022 corn season, shares some things to watch for in the coming season, and discusses a corn strip-till fertility trial going on at the University of Guelph. » Learn more...