Inoculants
March 3, 2016 – There are some clear advantages to seeding canola early, including high yield and mitigating pest issues. This spring ensure that your planting equipment is ready to go early in the season and get your canola crop off to a quick start.  Ideal planting dates in Ontario…
There’s another root rot pathogen in the neighbourhood. It’s called Aphanomyces euteiches. It loves peas, lentils and waterlogged soils. And it’s tough to deal with because its resting spores can survive in the soil for many years. Although Aphanomyces has been present in Manitoba since the late 1970s, researchers only…
Nov. 24, 2015, Mississauga, Ont. – BASF’s HiStick brand inoculants will change its name to Nodulator. Only the name will change, and growers and retailers will see a transition over the next two years. In 2016, HiStick PRO will transition to Nodulator PRO. In 2017, HiStick N/T liquid and self-adhering…
July 23, 2015 - Reports of aphid infestations have been common during the past couple of weeks with areas affected throughout Saskatchewan. Many of the reports have been from southwest Saskatchewan in lentil crops. Both pea and lentil appear to be the most affected. Timing and necessity of insecticide applications…
Thiamethoxam, a broad-spectrum neonicotinoid insecticide contributes to better seedling vigour compared (as compared to no treatment) says Clarence Swanton at the University of Guelph. Do certain seed treatments go beyond protecting young plants from insect pests? That’s an important question, especially if the seed treatment is a neonicotinoid insecticide. Neonics…
May 14, 2015 - With warmer temperatures and recent rains, the alfalfa and grass growth and development in Ontario is now advancing rapidly, despite a slow start in early April. Older, less healthy stands are beginning to become yellow with dandelions. Many fields that were fall cut are seeing delayed…
May 4, 2015 - Favourable weather and field conditions have resulted in an early start to the 2015 growing season in Manitoba. Producers across the province have started to seed, with the most progress in the central and eastern regions. Localized areas that had excess moisture in past growing seasons…
April 8, 2015 - Technological advances by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are continuing to improve the way beneficial fungi are formulated for use as biopesticides. Traditionally, biopesticide makers have cultured beneficial species of Beauveria, Isaria, Metarhizium and other fungi on moistened grains like rice or other solid substrates…
January 15, 2014 - Greg Stewart of OMAFRA reports on the 2014 growing year for corn in Ontario. April of 2014 proved to be cool and wet and provided virtually no opportunity to plant corn. However, beginning May 1, things turned around and approximately 40 per cent of the corn…
Jan. 6, 2015 - Three new products from Verdesian (PRIMO for soybeans, PRE-VAIL for forage crops and Accolade-L for wheat, canola and barley) recently received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approval and are now available to Canadian producers. All three products contain a unique biological growth promoter to help get…
 November 6, 2014 - In Ontario, over 80 per cent of nitrogen (N) is still applied to fields as urea through spinner spreaders and is incorporated with tillage equipment. However, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) applied research coordinator, Ian McDonald, and others would like to see…
An Ontario project is exploring the idea of mixing a later hybrid with a normal-season hybrid in a field to improve yields and drought-proof the crop. Photo courtesy of B. Rosser, University of Guelph. Could mixing together two corn hybrids of different maturities boost your yields and help drought-proof your…
Oct. 29, 2014 - Reports from a new study, which for the first time will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the economic and societal benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides in North America, will be released today and over the next few months. Conducted by independent agricultural economists and scientists with AgInfomatics,…
  Sept. 4, 2014, Ontario – The 2014 growing season was the worst year in recent memory for poor root nodulation and nitrogen (N) fixation in soybeans. Cool, wet conditions cause numerous problems, including slow growth, low pod set, increased diseases, and lower yields. One significant problem that may be…
July 2, 2014 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says U.S. farmers planted the largest soybean crop ever this year, while a corn craze appears to have popped. Demand for ethanol fuelled high corn prices, so farmers opted to grow it year after year, depleting their soil. Many…
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