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September 1, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Soybean rust monitoring
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Supporting seed potato production in Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s Nuclear Seed Potato Propagation Facility recently showed off the first crop of its nuclear seed potatoes grown from plantlets produced at the facility. >> Read full article

Timing capital purchases can reduce tax bill

An expense is deductible when calculating income from a business for tax purposes if it is made to earn business income in a particular tax year. >> Read full article

Taking the temperature of water-thirsty plants

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) engineer in Fort Collins, Colorado, is making it easier for growers to determine if their crops are water-stressed. >> Read full article

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Soybean rust monitoring

Soybean rust spores first blew into Ontario in 2007. Those spores were captured at monitoring sites in one of the largest crop disease monitoring efforts in North America to date.

So far, soybean rust has not caused problems in Canada, in part because monitoring has contributed to more effective control measures in the United States. On top of that, the monitoring program has laid the foundation for developing a Canadian system that could monitor the full range of airborne fungal spores and bacteria, as an early warning system for diverse pathogen concerns. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Beef Farmers of Ontario's 8th Annual Cow-Calf Roadshow

September 9-10, 2015
More details to come. >> More Info

Breakfast on the Farm

September 20, 2015
Location: Hylander Farm, Tecumseh, ON >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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