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Ontario company launches made-for-farming drone technology

A new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed and built in Ontario specifically for agricultural uses has been launched on the market. >> Read full article

Sharecropping: maintaining qualified farm property

Sharecropping is as old as farming itself and has been employed as a means of pooling agricultural resources, including land and labour, throughout many parts of the world. >> Read full article

Better soil health reduces fertilizer use and increases yield

There’s nothing that makes Tyler Vollmershausen happier than sticking a shovel into a field to see what’s happening underground. It’s that passion for soil that is one of the reasons Vollmershausen Farms has been selected as the 2016 Soil Champion. >> Read full article

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Seeking genetic resistance

What if corn breeders had access to molecular markers for qualities like Gibberella ear rot resistance and kernel dry down rate? Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Ottawa Research and Development Centre have begun to understand the molecular mechanisms influencing these traits, which means corn breeding is about to get smarter – and faster.

“We’re always trying to develop new inbreds of corn with resistance to Gibberella ear rot, so we have several lines developing in our pipeline over the next few years,” says Lana Reid, a research scientist with expertise in corn breeding and genetics. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 


Feb. 24-26, 2016
Location: Exhibition Park, Lethbridge, Alta. >> More Info

Herbicide Resistance Summit

March 2, 2016
Location: TCU Place, Saskatoon >> More Info

Saskatchewan Soils and Crops Conference

March 15, 2016
Location: Prairieland Park, Saskatoon >> More Info