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June 9, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Dirt poor or soil rich?
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New database for registered crop varieties

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has introduced a new database containing all of the registered varieties of crop kinds subject to registration in Canada. >> Read full article

CAHRC getting down to work

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is currently engaged in four research initiatives that bring a multitude of stakeholders together to review issues and identify solutions to the critical labour challenges facing the agricultural industry. >> Read full article

Spanish-speaking on-farm instructors ready to train assistants

Do your farm workers need pesticide safety training? Farmers in Ontario are certified to purchase and use Class 2 and 3 pesticides after passing the Grower Pesticide Safety Course. Once certified, you can supervise up to 3 Farmer Assistants to help with pesticide applications. >> Read full article

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Dirt poor or soil rich?

It’s no secret agricultural practices have changed over the years. Producers have moved away from livestock-based operations with perennial crops. They’ve put fewer crops into rotation and have adopted intensive tillage practices. And all this has taken its toll on soil health.

Adam Hayes, a soil management specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in Ridgetown, Ont. says the change in cropping has greatly reduced organic matter levels in soil, impacting the physical and biological aspects of soil health, and even the chemical aspect, to some extent. >> 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