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August 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Plant Nutrient Deficiency Chart

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Here are the Canadian guidelines for operating a UAV via @Transport_gc. Thanks to @AndrewMDavidson

Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-recavi-brochures-uav-2270.htm?WT.mc_id=ba3be

Personal Aviation, Special Flight Operations & Launch Safety…

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BioAmber Plant in Sarnia - CBC Video Explains The Product and the Process

THE EXCHANGE WITH AMANDA LANG -BioAmber's natural chemistry

Interview with Mike Hartmann, Executive Vice President of BioAmber

BioAmber has developed an environmentally friendly way using corn (replacing petroleum with sugar) to make a common chemical (succinic acid) used in a wide range of products - from plastics and polymers to cosmetics and de-icing solutions. Hartman explains the product, process and why they chose Sarnia for their first plant.

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Farms.com Corn Report: Late Season Corn Disease Scouting Tips.

Added by OntAG Admin on August 15, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Schedule of Upcoming Local Plowing Matches in Ontario

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 DATE   Location
Algoma (St. Joseph)
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Added by OntAG Admin on August 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unique scholarship program brings science and business together

The connection between science and business is an important one and one that’s gaining credence through the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Graduate Scholarship program.

Funded under the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership, HQP scholarships are awarded to support future generations of researchers, policy-makers and innovators in agri-food. Students gain a better understanding of business models and business management while completing research in their area of study. 

The program also…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on August 5, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

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Tight Chinese pork supply to ease by fourth quarter: agriculture official

Construction of pig farms and rapid restocking will ease tight pork supply from the fourth quarter, an official at China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday. Stocks of productive sows have increased by 28.6% compared with the level in September 2019, official news agency Xinhua cited Yang Zhenhai, director of the animal husbandry and veterinary bureau under the ministry, as saying at a media briefing.

Solutions to Strengthen Our Agri-Food Chain - Sollio Cooperative Group

During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic activity will help to some extent, but it will take time.

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The USDA released its July WASDE report on Friday. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "The market has reacted somewhat negatively...the report didn't have any major surprises," said Basse. "Maybe a surprise in the report is that China soybean imports were left at 96 million metric tons, both in this crop year, which is just about over with, and the new crop year. USDA is not forecasting that China will take additional soybeans or oilseed crops in that time frame."

VIDO-InterVac Expects to Begin Human COVID-19 Vaccine Trials By Fall

The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac expects to be ready by fall to begin testing in humans a newly developed vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

AALP Class 18 extended four to six months due to COVID

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) curriculum is renowned for its interactive participant seminars, study tours and exposure to world-wide networks.

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