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March 24, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Invasive pest set to strike field crops
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Which cover crop is best?

A new online tool is helping producers in Eastern Canada decide which cover crop to grow, by matching it with their farming goals. >> Read full article

Downward trend in job quality

Job quality in Canada is now at a record low and showing little sign it will turn around in the near future. According to a new report, the country shows declines in all measures and indicates a drop in job quality that is more structural than cyclical in nature. >> Read full article

Two new cost-share opportunities for agriculture in SW Ontario

Two new cost-share programs: the Manure and Biosolids Management Program and the Dust Deflector Program are now available to producers. >> Read full article

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Invasive pest set to strike field crops

Brown marmorated stink bugs are on the march, heading from the Hamilton and Niagara regions inexorably towards Ontario’s crop fields. Once they do arrive in Ontario’s major agricultural region, they will - very unfortunately for the crops they infest - be there to stay. If there is any good news in this otherwise all-bad story, it is only that ongoing surveillance surveys by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) suggest the bugs have not moved into crops…yet.

Tracey Baute, field crop entomologist with OMAFRA is part of a team monitoring the spread of the insect. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Farm Progress Show

June 17-19, 2015
Location: Regina, SK >> More Info

14th International Rapeseed Congress

July 5-9, 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK >> More Info