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November 11, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: New screening tools make wheat breeding easier
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OSCIA invites Soil Champion nominees

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is accepting nominations for its Soil Champion Award. To be eligible, an individual must be a resident of Ontario or have contributed to soil management in a way that directly influences improved soil health and crop production sustainability in Ontario. >> Read full article

Finding a balance

Various traits found in modern corn hybrids have an impact on the nitrogen rate that is best applied to maximize yield, the nitrogen (protein) content in the grain, and the amount of residual nitrogen remaining in the soil following harvest. But how great is this impact? >> Read full article

CropLife Canada to partner with Farm & Food Care Foundation

The Farm & Food Care Foundation, a charity with a mandate to enhance public trust in food and farming across Canada, has received a contribution of $100,000 from CropLife Canada. The entire amount will be put towards the Real Dirt on Farming project which will be unveiled this month. >> Read full article

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New screening tools make wheat breeding easier

A University of Guelph wheat breeder has developed tests to screen simultaneously for Fusarium head blight (FHB) and septoria tritici blotch in winter wheat.

Dr. Lily Tamburic-Ilincic says the tests are not intended for growers to screen for these pathogens in their fields. Instead, the tests assist them indirectly because breeders will use them to screen for the diseases, after inoculation, and select for the resistant lines.
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Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, to Friday, November 21, 2014
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015, to Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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