The debate continues across the Prairies on whether or not to straight-cut canola. While some producers have been doing it for years, the process can be a bit daunting for others who have been considering the option. Shawn Senko, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, says in this Canola School episode that if…
A new product is on the market by Gowan Canada offering weed control in canola, lentils and other broadleaf crops. Edge MicroActiv herbicide contains the active ingredient ethalfluralin — a Group 3 mode of action herbicide that controls weeds, including kochia and wild oat. “Edge MicroActiv provides canola, pea, and lentil growers an opportunity to stay ahead of resistant weeds…
A new product is on the market by Gowan Canada offering weed control in canola, lentils and other broadleaf crops.
Edge MicroActiv herbicide contains the active ingredient ethalfluralin — a Group 3 mode of action herbicide that controls weeds, including kochia and wild oat.
“Edge MicroActiv provides canola, pea, and lentil growers an opportunity to stay ahead of resistant weeds by using an alternative mode of action in their herbicide programs,” says Jacque Palmer, Gowan Company COO.
“In addition, (it’s) an easier-to-use formulation and treats more acres pound for pound than Edge Granular, reducing storage space and treating more acres per bag. We are excited to introduce this critical tool to Canadian growers.”
Ag Growth International Inc. is making a minority equity investment of US$15 million in Farmobile, Inc. Farmobile, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is an independent agriculture technology company, providing hardware and…
Ag Growth International Inc. is making a minority equity investment of US$15 million in Farmobile, Inc.
Farmobile, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is an independent agriculture technology company, providing hardware and software services for the real-time collection, organization, analysis, and storage of farm data.
The Farmobile device collects and streams real-time, geo-tagged agronomic and machine data on every pass of the field from farm equipment of most makes and models. This data is converted into standardized electronic field records which can be viewed via desktop or mobile, shared, and monetized through its digital marketplace, the Farmobile DataStore exchange, the company says.
AGI and Farmobile have also entered into an agreement to expand the existing collaboration between the two companies. AGI has the right to appoint two directors to the Farmobile board of directors as a result of this investment.
AGI offers SureTrack, a business tool available for farmers that connects sensors, from the field to grain bins, to enable farm management with real-time field activity data, grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment, and a grain exchange. This acquisition provides a means for its customers to standardize, control and monetize their data, on their own terms, AGI says.
The Ontario government announced $1.3 million in funding through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a funding partnership with the University of Guelph. The research projects at the University of Guelph…
The Ontario government announced $1.3 million in funding through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a funding partnership with the University of Guelph.
The research projects at the University of Guelph will focus on increasing production and decreasing economic losses caused by crop diseases and pests on Ontario farms, including:
- Surveillance for blight management decisions in field tomatoes
- Investigating the threat of onion thrips to greenhouse floriculture pest management programs
- Developing approaches to combat Fusarium disease in wheat
- Assessing management in sugar beets to reduce crop disease
- Investigating production of a year-round supply of high-quality potatoes for Ontario
- Improving grape rootstock to prevent winter losses in sensitive areas.
The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership) is a collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph, and works to advance research and innovation that contributes to the success of the province’s agri-food sector and promotes rural economic development.
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