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January 6, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Theories about maximizing glyphosate efficacy prove false
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Nutrition and pest problems

We are familiar with the concept of preventative medicine, where health problems are avoided by good practices instead of curing sickness after they occur. This same concept applies to damage caused to crops by plant diseases and pests when adequate and balanced nutrition is lacking. >> Read full article

Improving DC pension plans

A majority of Canadian employers with defined contribution (DC) pension plans say retirement readiness has become a major issue for their organizations. >> Read full article

Australia’s fight against herbicide resistance

In Australia, the development of multiple herbicide resistance in some of the most serious annual weeds has been the catalyst for the development of new agronomic practices. Researchers and industry have developed new non-chemical weed control techniques focused on weed seed capture and destruction during commercial grain crop harvest. >> Read full article

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Theories about maximizing glyphosate efficacy prove false

Maximizing the value – and minimizing the cost – of crop inputs is key to agri-business success. For this reason, all kinds of money-saving theories about improving efficacy are debated back and forth when producers meet across fences, in coffee shops and at field days. As solid science is more useful than supposition and hearsay, researchers at the University of Guelph decided to put some of the most common farmer theories about glyphosate – namely that its efficacy decreases due to time in solution and hard water, yet increases with the addition of ammonium sulphate (AMS) to the test. Their results may surprise but, far more importantly, save farmers dollars. >> Learn More…

 
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Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference

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

Western Farm Show

March 4-6, 2015
Location:London, ON >> More Info

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 10-12, 2015
Location:Ernst and Young Centre, Ottawa, ON >> More Info