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June 2, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Looking back, looking ahead
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Ontario expanding eligibility for Agricultural Insurance Program

The Ontario government has passed the Agriculture Insurance Act, 2014 which will allow more types of agricultural products to be covered by the province's production insurance program. >> Read full article

Candidate experience still counts

Whether it’s keeping candidates guessing as to where they are in the application process or simply neglecting to acknowledge their applications, some employers are unwittingly leaving candidates with a bad impression – and it’s taking a toll on their businesses. >> Read full article

Cereal leaf beetle, leaf weevil appear in Ontario

Two pests that are starting to appear in Ontario fields include cereal leaf beetle and alfalfa weevil. >> Read full article

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Looking back, looking ahead

Cool, wet conditions in many parts of Ontario in 2014 favoured certain leaf diseases in corn and soybeans. Plant pathologist Albert Tenuta, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), discusses several of the key foliar diseases in 2014. He also highlights some of the recent research findings on these diseases, and management options for 2015.

“Why are we seeing more leaf diseases in general? One factor is more corn-on-corn and soybean-on-soybean acres. [Reduced tillage] means more crop residues are left in the field, and many foliar pathogens can survive and overwinter on these residues.” Tenuta explains. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Farm Progress Show

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

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info