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November 4, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Predicting nitrogen dynamics
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Soybean mosaic virus

Soybean mosaic virus is the most common soybean virus in Ontario. Outbreaks can cause serious economic loss, so researchers are tracking the occurrence and working toward soybean varieties with more durable resistance. >> Read full article

Investing in new markets for Canada’s field crops

The Canadian government has announced an investment of $15 million to the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) to support market development efforts and sales of Canadian field crops in global markets through customer education and training. >> Read full article

2014 grain corn ear mould and vomitoxin survey

The OMAFRA field crops team has completed the survey of the 2014 Ontario corn crop to determine ear mould incidence and the occurrence of mycotoxins in the grain. These mycotoxins, particularly vomitoxin (DON) produced primarily by Gibberella/Fusariumear moulds, are grading factors and can be disruptive when fed to livestock, especially hogs. >> Read full article

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Predicting nitrogen dynamics

For all that machines can do, a soil science study underway in Elora, Ont., may be proving that farmers’ intuition is irreplaceable. Initially undertaken to observe the long-term impact of nitrogen on soil characteristics, Dr. Bill Deen of the University of Guelph says year-to-year variation in optimal nitrogen rate has become an interesting secondary aspect of the project.

Although there have been other studies that have reported large differences in economic rates of nitrogen for corn, he says this study is the only one he knows of that isolates weather’s effect on nitrogen requirements as well. Unencumbered by management changes, it is clear weather greatly impacts nitrogen system dynamics.
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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

Southwest Agricultural Conference

Tuesday, January 06, 2015, to Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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