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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Growing local crops with skilled labour critical during times of crisis

We are also a domestic and international propagator (grower) for the greenhouse business in Canada and of strawberry plants so even if you see strawberries in grocery stores that are labelled product of Georgia, Florida or other US states, the plants likely came from our farm in Ontario.

Should Carry-Over Soybean Seed Be Used this Spring?

There were a record number of unseeded acres last year. This means not all soybean seed intended for the 2019 growing season was used.

Does Soybean Photoperiod Sensitivity Impact Variety Selection?

There are two distinct growth stages in many crops; the vegetative and reproductive stages. In soybeans the vegetative stage usually lasts between 30 to 50 days after emergence.

Toronto Grocer Launches Initiative to Fund Emergency Food Relief

Fresh City, a Toronto farm and online and bricks and mortar grocer, announced today that it has partnered with FoodShare Toronto to assist in getting food to those in need at this critical time.

Controlling Scentless Chamomile with Herbicides

Scentless chamomile has a reputation for being difficult to control and a 2019 on-farm research trial evaluated several herbicide treatments. Although 10 treatments provided over 80% visual control of emerged plants, new seedlings continued to emerge several weeks after application resulting in a significant amount of plants at the end of August.

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