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April 2010 Blog Posts (4)

C&M Wheat School: Peter Johnson Discusses the Difference Between Fusarium and Vomitoxin. Click to watch the video.

Based on the popularity of this One of the frequent confusions is that there is actually a difference between fusarium and vomitoxin. Some people do not understand that you can have fusarium without vomitoxin.



Both are issues that are affecting farmers and their ability to market grain in North America. But many people do not realize that there is actually a difference between the the two.





Peter Johnson discusses the difference between vomitoxin and… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on April 16, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Beginning of the End

Well, it has begun—sort of! It is March 31, 2010, 10:30 a.m., I am sitting in the King Township Council Chambers. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing is about to get under way with respect to the site plan for the York Energy Centre. A 393MW (but licensed for 435MW) natural gas-fired peaker power plant to…

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Added by Avia Eek on April 14, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments

Fireflies = Lower Nitrogen Costs

Researchers have created a new and cheaper test that producers can use to see how much nitrogen they should… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on April 12, 2010 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

C&M Seeds Wheat School: Trying to Understand Fusarium.

Fusarium is an ugly monster that continues to rear its ugly head across North America. Some areas are definitely worse than other but the impact is real. With more tolerant wheat genetics coming every year, farmers are desperate to try and manage this disease in the most proactive ways that they can. Some of the management strategies include; timing of irrigation application, crop rotation, fungicide application and variety selection. This is a disease that many areas of the world live with…

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Added by Joe Dales on April 8, 2010 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

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

No Silver Bullet For Managing Clubroot

A canola program was held Tuesday morning at Manitoba Ag Days. Justine Cornelson with the Canola Council of Canada talked about keys to managing clubroot.

Roquette Buying Manitoba Peas

A new pea processing plant near Portage la Prairie is expected to be completed later this year. Once the Roquette facility is completely online it will be able to handle about 150 thousand metric tonnes of peas.

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability Ready for Launch

A multidisciplinary team of Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc is set to launch an economic and environmental survey of Canadian pork producers.

Disciplined Hedging Program Recommended

The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services is recommending a steady disciplined program of hedging a portion of hog production heading into the spring and summer.

Increase in Enteric Disease Stimulates Interest in Microbiome

A Professor with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says, as disease profiles have become more complex, the level of interest in the role of the gut microbiome in improving health has increased.

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