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Ontario budget expands on agri-food sector

Ontario‚Äôs Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says the 2016 provincial budget continues to expand on growth on innovation and the agri-food sector, with a specific priority of investing in rural infrastructure. >> Read full article

Industry, government collaborate on ag labour shortage

Officials from four federal departments joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Task Force and Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council partners to discuss critical labour shortages in agriculture and the effect on industry growth. >> Read full article

New farm data management tool for Canadian growers

BASF has introduced Compass Grower Advanced, the next generation in farm data management, to address Canadian growers' need for a comprehensive system to improve decision making, profitability and address consumer-driven food trends. >> Read full article

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Sensing soil variations

Information on how the soil varies across a field is helpful in determining management zones for variable rate applications of crop inputs. As soil sensor services become more common in Ontario, interest is growing in the use of these sensors to map in-field soil variability. Now, Viacheslav Adamchuk, a precision agriculture engineer from McGill University, is leading a project to compare three different soil sensor systems and to optimize their use for Ontario conditions.

For precision agriculture, a key advantage of these sensor systems is that they usually provide much denser soil information across a field than a county-scale soil map or a traditional grid soil sampling approach. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

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

Canada's Farm Progress Show

June 15-17, 2016
Location: Regina, Sask. >> More Info