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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 6:43am — 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 1:21am — 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 6:04am — 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 9:32am — 1 Comment

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

Tax burdens top-of-mind concern for Ontario farmers, survey shows

By Paul Vickers, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

We must protect farmland for the sake of future generations

By Drew Spoelstra, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Global leaders gather to take action on sustainable livestock production

Livestock are seen as both a source of greenhouse gas emissions and a solution to climate change. To help bring balance, dialogue and understanding to an often-contentious issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations last fall hosted the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation. 

Feeding the Future

The agri-food industry is the most important in the world – we all need to eat. Research and innovation have enabled tremendous change in the livestock sector, and we can expect that change to increase in rate.

Cargill Dunlop Employees on Strike

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) are aware of the strike action that began today as of 12:01 a.m. following the rejection of the negotiated settlement by members of UFCW Local 175 working at the Cargill Dunlop facility in Guelph. The Cargill Dunlop facility employs 950 people and processes 1,500 head of cattle per day.

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