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June 30, 2015
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Feds invest in soybean markets

The federal government is investing $358,175 with Soy Canada to help identify new and emerging international markets and demand for Canadian soybean products. >> Read full article

Are EAPs worth the cost?

An employee assistance program (EAP) can boost engagement and productivity, but many employers are unsure if their programs are advancing organizational objectives. >> Read full article

Syngenta launches Clariva pn seed treatment

Syngenta Canada has announced the registration and launch of Clariva pn seed treatment, a new biological seed treatment that the company says will provide growers with an important tool in the management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). >> Read full article

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Offsetting pesticide reliance

When chemical pest management options first became available, they seemed a silver bullet, an easy-fix solution to even the toughest weed, disease and insect pests.

But, as the entire agricultural industry is coming to realize, nothing comes without a cost. Weed and disease resistance issues, increasing populations of hard-to-manage insect pests, and the alleged effect of neonicotinoids on pollinators and insect predators are harsh examples of the unintended consequences of chemical over-reliance. Integrated pest management (IPM) may be the oldest “new” trend in agriculture, but scientists are slowly bringing producers back around to this systems-based approach. >> 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