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October 14, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Mysterious mycotoxins
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Are two hybrids better than one?

Could mixing together two corn hybrids of different maturities boost your yields and help drought-proof your crop? That’s the intriguing question OMAFRA's corn specialist Greg Stewart is exploring in a small project. >> Read full article

Protein form and function

A new study is examining protein diversity in Ontario winter wheats so breeders can develop varieties targeted to specific end-uses. This research could help the whole value chain. >> Read full article

Soil sample now for spring fertility planning

Fall is an ideal time to take soil samples in preparation for developing a fertility program for the next growing season. According to OMAFRA's Bonnie Ball, soil fertility specialist, and Nicole Rabe and Doug Aspinall, OMAFRA land resource specialists, recently there have been some significant changes in technology to increase the accuracy of soil sampling. >> Read full article

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Mysterious mycotoxins

Playing a role akin to the monster-under-the-bed, hiding close and unseen, ready to attack at any moment is a mycotoxin known as ochratoxin A. Any farm with grain storage could be producing it, according to Dr. Art Schaafsma, a researcher at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus. Schaafsma is working with Victor Limay-Rios to complete a four-year study of the known carcinogen in Ontario grain storage, which has had him analyzing 30 to 40 grain bins a year in the province. He says that when he started looking for spores, indicating the presence of the penicillin relative that produces the toxin, he found spoilage fungus in abundance. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Cereals North America Conference

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, to Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Winnipeg, Man. >> More Info


Wednesday, November 05, 2014, to Saturday, November 08, 2014
Location: Red Deer, Alta. >> More Info

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB >> More Info