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November 2011 Blog Posts (7)

OFA salutes Donna Lunn with 75th anniversary volunteer award

 

Guelph, ON [November 22, 2011]– Rural leader Donna Lunn received special recognition from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) with the organization’s 75th anniversary volunteer award for her tremendous volunteer contributions to Ontario agriculture. Donna was presented with the award at OFA’s annual convention…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 23, 2011 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Focus on Planning Tools Key to Improvements

By Nathan Stevens…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 11, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Corn Ear Moulds - Identification

Gibberella Ear Rot

 

  • The most common and important ear mould in Ontario is Gibberella zeae which is the sexual reproductive stage of Fusarium graminearium
  • Infection often begins at the ear tip and moves down towards the ear base.
  • Although the fungus can produce a white-coloured mould which makes it difficult to tell apart from Fusarium Kernel Rot, the two can be distinguished easily when Gibberella produces its characteristic red or…
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Added by AgOntario on November 9, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Meeting the Challenge of Continued Agricultural Investment

By John Clement…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 4, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

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Government of Canada investment brings nutritious surplus food to vulnerable Canadians

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Nutri Group Head office, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, today to announce details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds of quality, nutritious, surplus food to Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

New Brunswick Indigenous Agriculture Development Program now accepting applications

The provincial and federal governments have created a new development program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support First Nations interested in participating in the agriculture and agri-food industry.

Quebec vegetable producers set to grow with investments in innovative technology and processes

Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced nearly $2.2 million for two Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington, Quebec companies as they move forward with first-in-the-sector projects, making use of advanced agricultural technology. contributions totalling nearly $2.2 million.

Preparing for 2020 Seeding of Winter Canola

Winter canola seed sales have been very strong and Ontario acres in 2020 are expected to be higher than ever before. While research on the crop has been limited, some recommendations are outlined below based on experience over the past few years and experience with spring canola in Ontario.

How personal branding can build public trust

Building and managing a brand has many advantages, from representing agriculture positively to the rest of the world, to helping other farmers, to improving profitability.

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