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December 9, 2014
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Ontario cereals update

OMAFRA's Peter Johnson summarizes the 2014 growing season for cereals in Ontario, where a late 2014 spring caused winterkill, late crop development and replanting. >> Read full article

Outstanding Young Farmers for Canada named

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers for 2014 are grain farmers Myron and Jill Krahn of Carman, Man., and potato farmers Andrew and Heidi Lawless of Kinkora, P.E.I. These two farm families were chosen from seven regional farm couples across Canada, at the OYF annual national event held recently in Quebec City, Que. >> Read full article

How to determine net income from farming

In Canada, all farmers must report their net income by year's end. The task of may seem daunting, but these tips from FBC Tax Consultants can help farmers through the process. >> Read full article

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Delving into white mould resistance

The results of a recently completed project are shedding light on how soybean plants respond to white mould at the cellular and molecular levels. That information is an important step towards more efficient breeding of soybean varieties with resistance to this yield-limiting disease.

White mould, also called sclerotinia stem rot, is a soil-borne disease caused by the fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. As the third most important soybean disease in Canada in terms of the crop damage, white mould is a key focus of Dr. Istvan Rajcan, who leads the soybean breeding program at the University of Guelph. He says, “White mould is considered one of the most damaging diseases in soybeans in the northern parts of the United States and Canada. It affects the crop more frequently in Quebec and Manitoba, and in some years in Ontario as well.” >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario – Marketing Workshop

December 16, 2014
Location: Guelph, ON >> More Info

Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 6-7, 2015
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference

February 24-25, 2015
Location: London, ON >> More Info