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USDA cracks code behind zebra chip
Researchers with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have identified the pest and bacteria that are causing problems for potato growers. The next step is to determine the best way to prevent the two culprits, the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, from feeding on and infecting potato crops with the Zebra chip bacterium, Liberibacter solanacearum.
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Grain farmers elect executive committee
The new board of directors at Grain Farmers of Ontario met for the first time this week and the 2012 Executive Committee has been chosen. The board elected Henry Van Ankum as the new Chair of the organization to replace Don Kenny who, as the first Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, has completed two years of dedicated service and is congratulated by the board and staff for his many accomplishments in the position.
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Planting and maturation varies in soybeans
Extensive soybean breeding in Ontario is continually leading to higher yielding soybean varieties. Unfortunately, these higher yields are not always realized in field scale production. One management strategy that leads to higher yields is early planting. Another strategy is to plant longer maturing varieties for a given growing area.
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Prince Edward Island food crowned best in the world
Finally, everyone around the globe will now learn what East Coasters have long known - that Prince Edward Island produces the world's best food. Pre-eminent food authority and restaurant surveyor Zagat just crowned Prince Edward Island the second best foodie getaway in the world. Prince Edward Island also boasts rich agricultural offerings - look no further than the princely-produced potato.
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