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Ontario could see record corn crop this year

While much of Ontario’s corn crop is still in the field, what’s been harvested so far is fuelling talk its farmers – many of them in the farm belt of the southwest – are about to set yield records. >> Read full article

Employers confirm skills shortage

Many employers, struggling to fill in-demand positions and unable to find candidates with the skills they need, are taking matters into their own hands and training workers on the job. >> Read full article

GF2 fall application intake added

A Growing Forward 2 new application intake has been added this fall from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 for Ontario farmers to apply for funding for their winter projects. >> Read full article

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Introducing plants with novel traits

Modern farming relies on a combination of the “old” and the “new,” where agricultural systems are built on time-tested knowledge, but rely on constant innovation.

“Novelty,” as it applies to innovations in plant breeding, is subject to rigorous regulatory standards to ensure plants with novel traits (PNTs) increase productivity without unintended effects on systems over time. A PNT can be defined as a variety of a species that contains one or more traits that are new to the species. Novel traits are used for a range of functions in crops across Canada – from heightened insect and disease resistance to improved agronomic performance. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Cereals North America | 2015

November 2-4, 2015
Location:Winnipeg, Man. >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association 6th Annual Conference

Nov. 17-19, 2015
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Sask. >> More Info