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Ron Steenbergen
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New Program Supporting Low-carbon Innovation for Industry

Helping Fight Climate Change and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Ontario

Effectively Managing Stripe Rust

In 2016 the milder winter conditions resulted in early leaf and stripe rust infections in Tennessee and Kentucky. This resulted in rust spores being blown into Ontario earlier than we typically see. By mid-May 2016, stripe rust was prevalent in most areas of southwestern Ontario. Growers who selected tolerant varieties or applied a foliar fungicide were able to keep the disease at bay.

Tips to protect your crops from ‘yellow death’

Ontario wheat growers can implement many strategies to reduce the detrimental effects of stripe rust on yields.

Manure, Phosphorus and the Winter Landscape

BMP’s suggest that seed placed fertilizer, residue management and cover crops will help prevent soil phosphorus from reaching water courses. Manure application requires extra attention to prevent phosphorus losses, especially during winter and snow melt conditions.

Elgin County farm fuel thieves strike again

Farmers in Elgin County and surrounding areas are concerned over two recent diesel fuel thefts.

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