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August 20, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Importance of soil sampling
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Sclerotinia and blackleg in Manitoba canola

There is a lot of sclerotinia and blackleg being found in Manitoba canola as farmers stage it for swathing. According to the province’s insect and disease update, some alternaria is being detected as well. >> Read full article

Effect of temperatures, natural enemies on soybean aphids

Soybean aphids have a temperature range where development is optimum, with development being slower below and above the optimum range. MAFRD entomologist John Gavloski gives those ranges, and talks about soybean aphid consumption by natural enemies. >> Read full article

A “one-stop shop” for wasp identity information

A new key-based system for identifying parasitic wasps has been developed. The system could help identify wasps with potential as bio-control agents. >> Read full article

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Importance of soil sampling

Soil sampling has a long history of use in cropping systems across Canada, and continues to be a mainstay of nutrient management planning and fertilizer recommendations today. The basic principles of soil sampling and soil testing haven’t changed a lot over the years; however advancements in cropping practices, machinery and technology, new crop genetics and need for increased application of fertilizers have resulted in advanced techniques and management strategies. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Beef Farmers of Ontario's 8th Annual Cow-Calf Roadshow

September 9-10, 2015
More details to come. >> More Info

Breakfast on the Farm

September 20, 2015
Location: Hylander Farm, Tecumseh, ON >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info