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March 17, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Canola crop rotations could condition northern soils
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Keeping an eye on swede midge

Swede midge is a serious pest of canola and cruciferous vegetable crops in Ontario, and populations have been spreading. >> Read full article

Ontario Forage Council announces Profitable Pastures 2015

The Ontario Forage Council recently announced its upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2015. This year’s theme is “Maximizing your returns with pasture opportunities.” >> Read full article

Farm & Food Care unveils IMPACT program

Farm & Food Care recently revealed details about its new IMPACT (Innovative Management and Practical Animal Care Training) animal care training program at a conference in Cambridge. >> Read full article

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Canola crop rotations could condition northern soils

There could be hundreds of critical underground interactions farmers don’t know about, but at least some progress has now been made by studying canola.

Dr. Pedro Antunes, a researcher at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., says canola associates with a huge diversity of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and also larger living organisms. His studies indicate, however, that certain crop rotations condition the soil’s biota to work with canola better than other plants because of the sequence of plant characteristics canola has, that lead to the greatest difference between beneficial and antagonistic biota. >> Learn More…

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Farm Progress Show

June 17-19, 2015
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14th International Rapeseed Congress

July 5-9, 2015
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