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New report confirms value of neonics to corn and soybeans

A new report released by Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) confirms the value of neonicotinoid seed treatments used on corn and soybeans in Ontario. >> Read full article

Drought and heat take toll on global crops

Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study published in Nature, led by UBC and McGill University researchers. >> Read full article

Plan for a retiring allowance

As a full-time farmer, you may face high levels of taxable income when it's time to wind down or transfer your operation. There are strategies available to lessen the tax impact of selling your farm or business assets, but they take advance planning. >> Read full article

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Managing micronutrients

Cautious optimism is likely a good way to approach the new products section for any local ag retail outlet, according to veteran agronomist Norm Flore.

Flore has been involved with agriculture, fertilizers and research in Western Canada for 35 years. Currently, he provides agronomic services in retail outlets for Crop Production Services (CPS) in southern Alberta. CPS has a wide range of products for crop nutrition, seed and protection. The shelves are more packed than ever.

“There is a barrage of products that farmers are faced with right now, and they have a wide range of claims associated with them,” Flore says. “Our customers, often in conjunction with an agronomic advisor, have to sort through that, especially new products. There’s always been a lot of products out there, but the rate for new introductions seems to be increasing or spiking.” >> Learn More…

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Jan. 22, 2016
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Jan. 23, 2016
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