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Warm fall could be boon for wheat growers

An unusually warm, dry autumn could mean a bonanza in 2016 for those who grow winter wheat – a bounce-back year from last season, when winter wheat production dropped off noticeably. >> Read full article

OSCIA hosting new workshops in 2016

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will offer new workshops focusing on biosecurity, food safety and traceability, starting in January 2016. >> Read full article

Survey of producer stress and resilience in Ontario

The University of Guelph has begun a new study pertaining to agricultural producer stress, and how farmers may or may not be managing it, as well as investigating producer’s opinions with respect to what resources should be available. >> Read full article

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Camelina partnered with soybeans for food and fuel benefits

Once considered a weed, camelina is gaining popularity in some parts of the United States as a soil-protecting winter cover crop. Additionally, its seed contains high-quality oil for use in cooking and as biodiesel, offering a renewable alternative to imported petroleum.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have been on the forefront of studies to make camelina and other novel oilseed crops more profitable for farmers to grow, easier for industry to process, and better performing as finished biofuels and other products. At the Soil Management Research Unit, operated in Morris, Minn., by USDA's Agricultural Research Service, scientists are evaluating the outcome of integrating camelina, canola, pennycress and other oilseeds with plantings of traditional crops, such as corn and soybeans. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Southwest Ag Conference

Jan. 5-6, 2016
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

YieldSmart 2016

Jan. 22, 2016
Location: RIM Park, Waterloo, Ont. >> More Info

FarmSmart Conference 2016

Jan. 23, 2016
Location: Guelph, Ont. >> More Info