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With the 2016 growing season approaching, it is a good time to review what the requirements are for using Class 12 pesticides in Ontario. >> Read full article

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Soybean cyst nematodes in dry beans

As it spreads across Ontario’s bean-growing region, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is an increasing issue – not only for soybeans, but also for dry beans. Chris Gillard, a dry bean researcher, outlines the problem, highlights the results from some recent SCN field trials, and provides advice for managing SCN in dry beans.

“Soybean cyst nematode is primarily a soybean pest but dry beans are an alternate host to it. Although there are known resistance genes for SCN in soybeans, there are none for dry beans. So we don’t have the tools in our toolbox to manage it as effectively in dry beans,” he says. >> Learn More…

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CropConnect Conference

Feb. 10-11, 2016
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Tactical Farming Conference

Feb. 10-11, 2016
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Eastern Ontario Crop Conference

Feb. 18, 2016
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