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"There is some pretty heavy clay around Milton area.  You might be able to work somet…"

Roadrunner replied Aug 13, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
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"Hi Wayne, What did you come up with on this problem? Post a photo next time and we c…"

Roadrunner replied Aug 10, 2014 to International 990 Haybine

1 Aug 10, 2014
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"Great new reason to go to local farmers' markets. I will be buying some wine there n…"

Roadrunner replied Dec 16, 2013 to Ontario Wineries can now sell wine at local farmer's markets. What do you think?

5 Dec 17, 2013
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"Nice thoughts Joann. I agree with what has been written but also... I love farming…"

Roadrunner replied May 23, 2013 to I Love Farming Because...... Post your response here. Ag More Than Ever.

3 May 23, 2013
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"Hi Michael, What Mr Vyn is trying to do is actual research and data analysis over t…"

Roadrunner replied May 23, 2013 to Do Wind Farms Impact Ontario Farm Land Values?

2 May 23, 2013
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"I am happy with the run up on land prices, we own most of our farm. Prices will like…"

Roadrunner replied Apr 23, 2013 to FCC Video: Ontario Farmland Values Increased 11.9% in last six months. Will it continue to increase?

2 Apr 25, 2013
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"Great job.  Thanks for representing the University of Guelph so well on a big USA st…"

Roadrunner replied Apr 23, 2013 to Congrats to the University of Guelph NAMA Student Business Competition Team Who Won Second Place in Kansas City.

6 Apr 23, 2013
Reply by Emily den Haan

"What make a model of round baler do you want to convert?  "

Roadrunner replied Apr 12, 2013 to round balers

2 Apr 13, 2013
Reply by henry baker

"We have a long way to go to get to 100 Bushels per acre. I am not sure the soybean b…"

Roadrunner replied Mar 20, 2013 to Discussing the 100 Bushel Per Acre Yield Initiative. Is this possible?

1 Mar 20, 2013
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"I don't disagree with you John. But isn't it better to have her at least briefed and…"

Roadrunner replied Feb 24, 2013 to Will Kathleen Wynne be a good minister of agriculture?

9 Mar 13, 2013
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ROI announces launch of the RHIS in Northern Ontario

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), and the Northern Policy Institute (NPI) announce the launch of the Rural Housing Information System (RHIS) to rural Northern Ontario municipalities. 

Evaluating Dry Bean Nodulation

DIGGING UP ROOTS… is this part of your routine crop scouting? You could be counting nodules on soybean roots or checking for clubroot in canola, but what about other crops and conditions? Digging up roots and inspecting them can be just as valuable as observing the crop above ground. Plant roots form an extensive network with soil, interacting with microbes, water and nutrients to produce biomass and yield. We should ask ourselves — how are they functioning? Can our management system improve them? In the soybean and pulse agronomy research lab, we are studying nitrogen, preceding crop and residue management in dry beans at Carman and Portage. Digging up roots is standard protocol for collecting data on nodulation and root rot to help explain research results. Here’s how you can make observations about dry beans in your fields. RESEARCH BACKGROUND Nitrogen fertilization at an average rate of 60 lbs N/ac is standard practice for dry beans in Manitoba. Dry beans are managed like a n

Crop Diagnostic School Recap: Root Rots

MPSG agronomists participated in the disease session of Crop Diagnostic School this year, highlighting two nefarious root rots: Phytophthora root and stem rot in soybeans and Aphanomyces root rot in peas. ‘Phytophthora’ is an unwieldy name to grasp. Its name is Greek, with ‘Phyto’ meaning ‘plant’ and ‘phthora’ meaning ‘destruction, decay, ruin or perish’. Put these together and we get the Plant Destroyer, Phytophthora root and stem rot. ‘Aphanomyces’ doesn’t have a similar fun break-down, but we can say we’re not A-fan-o’-mycetes. It’s cheesy, but memorable. Both of these diseases have a few things in common, since they’re both oomycetes, or ‘water moulds’. Water being a key piece here, as both of these diseases require soil moisture for a portion of their life cycle so they can swim to infect plant roots. Since we’ve had drier years, they’ve been less common to observe in the field, but with a return of more moisture this season, we anticipate these being a larger concern. Both of t

Corteva Agriscience Announces Trusource™ Wheat, a High Fiber Durum, and New Ingredients Category to Better Meet Needs of Consumers and Food Industry

Corteva Agriscience today announced its new brand, Trusource™ wheat, a high fiber durum that can help meet consumers’ needs for increased dietary fiber through use in high-volume foods such as pasta. Trusource wheat will be available to food companies to trial in product development and evaluation in late 2024, with North American commercialization plans for farmers to be announced in the coming years. Fiber is the most under-consumed macronutrient and there is a direct correlation between low fiber and chronic inflammation, leading to many human health issues.1 “We have used traditional breeding techniques to enable the taste and texture of Trusource wheat to better match the traditional sensory experience consumers want in pasta and baked goods while increasing their fiber intake with high fiber Trusource wheat,” said Michael Reimer, Innovation Manager – Value-Added Ingredients, Corteva Agriscience. Trusource wheat is an exciting addition to the new Value-Added Ingredients categor

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program investing in improved agricultural lands

The federal and provincial governments are investing in projects that will help farmers adopt beneficial land-use management practices that will increase environmental resiliency among farms in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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