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January 13, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: The surprising secret of weed competition
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Interaction of foliar fertilizer and fungicide

It is somewhat well known that greater nutrient use efficiency is seen in wheat when fungicides are applied. This has spurred interest in further study of this interaction and how it can boost yields of other crops, such as soybeans. >> Read full article

Dundas County farm uses SARFIP to build bat boxes; plant trees for pollinators

Dundas county farm couple taps into SARFIP to undertake various projects that protect native species on their 200-acre farm. >> Read full article

US Federal Aviation Administration has issued permits to use drones to monitor crops

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to companies involved in agriculture and real estate. >> Read full article

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The surprising secret of weed competition

Knowledge about weed competition has been understood for decades and science has explained the optimum time to control weeds to prevent crop losses. But, why are weeds so much stronger? In most crops it appears the weeds will always claim the upper hand – so scientists at the University of Guelph began to wonder why. For example, what is it about a weed plant, any weed plant, that makes it seem stronger than soybeans? There is now proof that, in fact, in a simplistic sense, the weed is “communicating” with the soybean plant. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

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