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April 7, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Plant-soil interaction linked to weed control
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Changes to cash advance program for 2015

The federal government is enhancing the Advance Payments Program (APP) to improve and streamline administration, as well as improve access to the program for producers. >> Read full article

A simple change to attract talent

A minor change to how your organization’s next job ad is written could be the key to increasing the size and quality of your applicant pool. >> Read full article

Genome Canada unveils Canada's new Genomics Innovation Network

A $15.5 million investment in Canada's new Genomics Innovation Network will allow innovation centres across Canada to collaborate and harness their collective power for the advancement of genomics research. >> Read full article

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Plant-soil interaction linked to weed control

Researchers in the United States are looking at the relationship between plants and soil and how this relationship might be used for weed control. And they are solving the mystery like any good investigators would, using DNA fingerprinting.

Tony Yannarell, assistant professor of microbial ecology with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois (U of I), and grad student, Yi Lou, extracted the microbial DNA from soil collected for 10 home and away trials using two agricultural weeds – the common sunflower and giant ragweed. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

CAFA's Focus on Farm Women

April 7-8, 2015
Location: Guelph, Ont >> More Info

Food & Farm Care Ontario Annual General Meeting & Conference

April 14-15, 2015
Location: Milton, Ont. >> More Info

OIA Conference & 56th Annual General Meeting of the Institute

April 17-18, 2015
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake., Niagara Falls, Ont. >> More Info