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    Northern Ag Breakfast Meeting

    Wednesday May 18th was the second virtual Northern Breakfast Meeting of the season. Thanks to Chloe Langlois, OMAFRA Agriculture Development Advisor – Timiskaming, for chairing the meeting. There will be 2 more meetings, according to the schedule below. After short updates from the OMAFRA specialist listed, the group will discuss any current cropping questions and give […]

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  • Canadian standardized assessment for European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis for all hosts, version 2.0

    The European corn borer (ECB; Ostrinia nubilalis), can be an important pest of corn. Despite its name, ECB is actually a generalist feeder, having a wide range of hosts. The recent confirmation of ECB resistance to Cry1F Bt corn in Nova Scotia has increased the need to monitor this pest across Canada. With so many […]

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  • Ridgetown-Simcoe Ag Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 17, 2022

    Synopsis: The week of May 9 to 14, with sudden summer temperatures and good drying conditions, saw a flurry of field activity that came to an end with sporadic rain events over the weekend. Rainfall amounts ranged from less than 8 mm to 90 mm (NW of London) with thunderstorms also generating some localized hail.  […]

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  • Should I apply foliar boron to flowering canola?

    Many Ontario canola producers tank mix boron with a preventative white mould fungicide and apply it at 20-50% bloom. We took a closer look at whether foliar boron reduces flower abortion or improves yield. […]

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  • How do I control bluegrass in winter wheat?

    Bluegrass competition in winter wheat can result in yield losses of up to 50%. We reviewed current research to provide recommendations for reliable control of annual and roughstalk bluegrass in Ontario. […]

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  • Should I split apply nitrogen in winter wheat?

    Depending on the year and field conditions, you might get a yield bump from a split application of nitrogen (N) on your winter wheat crop. We’ve looked at a few different factors that might impact your N application decision. […]

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