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June 23, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: New irrigation technology promising
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AAFC offers solutions to fix soil erosion

Soil erosion is the leading cause of soil degradation in potato producing areas of New Brunswick. But a study completed last year shows that spring run-off is only part of the soil loss problem. >> Read full article

CCAs and OSCIA team up to deliver the Farmland Health Check-Up

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association has forged a unique partnership with Ontario’s Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) to make the Farmland Health Check-Up available for farmers in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds and the Lake Huron southeast shores watershed. >> Read full article

Less than half of corn and soybeans planted, delayed by saturated fields

About 40 per cent of Essex County's usual corn and soybean crop is not planted or it's in fields so swamped farmers will have to replant, according to Essex County Federation of Agriculture past president Mark Balkwill. >> Read full article

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New irrigation technology promising

Farmers in the Norfolk sand plain region of Ontario are seeing improved crop yields, thanks to technology that is new to the area. Subsurface drip irrigation irrigates crops via polyethylene drip tubes installed a foot or more underground. This low-pressure, high-efficiency system eliminates surface water evaporation, and reduces the incidence of weeds and disease. And it can increase crop yields.

That’s what was discovered in 2012 when Blake Farms, located south of Simcoe, Ont., completed a small trial comparing non-irrigated, overhead irrigation and subsurface drip irrigation on corn at their farm. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Agricultural Institute of Canada – National Policy Conference

July 12-14, 2015
Location: Ottawa, ON >> More Info

Feeding Crops to Feed the World: 2015 International Stewardship Symposium

July 14-15, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB >> More Info

Canadian Simmental Convention

July 30-Aug. 2, 2015
Location: Lindsay, ON >> More Info