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October 21, 2014
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Canada fleabane: what can we do?

OMAFRA's Mike Cowbrough, weed management field crops program lead, discusses what can be done to combat fleabane, which is popping up with glyphosate resistance in several Ontario counties. >> Read full article

Mental health at work

Leading Canadian employers have committed to protecting and improving the psychological health and safety of their employees in order to reduce the costs of mental illness in Canada. >> Read full article

Farm Invention Challenge now open in Ontario

Tinkering, mending, dabbling, modifying, revolutionizing – whatever it is that you do in your workshop, barn or out in the field, now is your chance for your MacGyver side to shine and win some cash. Farm & Food Care is launching the Ontario-wide Farm Invention Challenge with $9,000 in cash prizes available for winning entries in the categories of animal care and water efficiency and quality. >> Read full article

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Y We Farm – A Young Farmer Video Competition

Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg, November 2014, all expenses paid. To enter the competition, contestants must be young farmers (20-40) and produce a video, one minute or less, that demonstrates: What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you?

Contest Deadline - Friday October 24, 2014.
Sponsored by Farm Management Canada and AgAnnex

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 Featured News 
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Tool helps track insects blowing in the wind

Corn earworms, also known as cotton bollworms, migrate at night, making them notoriously hard to track. Farmers worried about controlling infestations have to make educated guesses about the pest's movements, based on reports from other areas and past experience. Guessing wrong can be expensive, but U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in College Station, Texas, have shown that signals routinely collected by the National Weather Service's (NWS) Doppler radar network could serve as an early-warning system to track corn earworms and other night-time traveling pests. >> 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