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Finding soil fertility recommendations for different crops can be time-consuming and hard to pin down. A new app that is simple and quick to use provides tremendous value by bringing soil fertility recommendations for different crops — both field and vegetable — all to one place. “In terms of the Soil Test Manager app, it’s…

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The Southwest Agricultural Conference, Guelph and Eastern Ontario Crop Conferences have banded together to create one, online conference to serve the Ontario agriculture industry in 2021. The combined Ontario Agricultural Conference will be held on January 6th and 7th, 2021, with the theme of Coming Together. The Ontario Agricultural Conference will offer live, interactive sessions on each of the conference…

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Grain corn acres in Western Canada this year might be down, but there’s potential for some big yields, assuming the crop can avoid late season pitfalls. “For growers who held onto those acres, they’re going to be rewarded, no doubt.…

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