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Dry spring on the way

Winter will be dominated by El Niño, which usually means limited precipitation for western and southeastern Canada, according to the latest weather outlook from Farm Credit Canada. This could start the spring 2016 crop year off on a drier than usual start. >> Read full article

2015 remembered as soggy planting season

Last spring was one of the worst planting seasons farmers in Essex County can remember, and only a crop insurance extension and a warm fall helped save some of the area’s crops. >> Read full article

What’s the CRA’s view on bartering?

Bartering is alive and well on the farm and in business everywhere. It also continues to have the attention of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which maintains the practice is covered by the rules and regulations of the Income Tax Act. >> Read full article

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Controlling giant ragweed

Glyphosate-resistant weeds are not a new problem in Canada, but producers must be proactive to keep these weeds from getting out of control. There are now five glyphosate-resistant weeds found in Canada: giant ragweed, common ragweed, water-hemp, Canada fleabane and kochia (which is currently the only glyphosate-resistant weed not found in Ontario).

Giant ragweed, the first glyphosate-resistant weed found in Canada, is an aggressive weed that can cause substantial yield losses in field crops if left unchecked. Although it’s not a new problem – giant ragweed was first discovered in Canada in 2008 in Essex County, at the tip of southwestern Ontario – it’s a growing issue, according to Peter Sikkema, a researcher at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus. >> Learn More…

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YieldSmart 2016

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

FarmSmart Conference 2016

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