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December 23, 2014
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Swede midge and Western bean cutworm among key trouble-makers in 2014

OMAFRA's Tracy Baute reports on what insects affected Ontario's crops the most during the 2014 growing season. >> Read full article

Changes to Ontario farm license plate requirements

Starting January 1, 2015, vehicle owners wishing to purchase or attach farm plates to a new commercial vehicle over 3000 kg will need to provide documentation to demonstrate that they have a farm business. >> Read full article

Unlocking soybean synergies

A recently completed project shows that applying a whole suite of inputs can boost soybean yields consistently. Now the challenge is to refine this approach so the economics work. >> Read full article

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Soybean sudden death syndrome

Plant pathologist Albert Tenuta with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is collaborating with researchers in the United States to fine-tune management options for soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS).

SDS is caused by Fusarium virguliforme. This fungal pathogen overwinters on crop residue and in the soil as survival structures called chlamydospores. In the spring, the chlamydospores germinate and infect soybean roots.

“[The disease] is definitely on the rise and has considerable economic implications. So growers need to watch for it and address it,” says Tenuta. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

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