Tillage destroys soil structure, cuts organic matter and decreases soil water infiltration. If that’s the case, reducing tillage makes sense, right? But the decision is not that simple, says Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota soil and tillage extension specialist. In her presentation at the virtual Ontario Agricultural Conference, DeJong-Hughes notes that there’s no hard and fast… Read More

Keep your soil covered, do as little tillage as possible, maintain a living root system 365 days a year, and fit it all into an economic model that makes money: this is sustainable soil health. It’s a challenge, for sure, but it’s one Dresden, Ont., farmer Woody Van Arkel is happy to tackle. On this… Read More

Back in June, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency reported some nefarious goings-on regarding Kazakhstani groups trying to acquire Canadian plant genetics. “What has happened is that Kazakhstan companies recognize the Canadian varieties as being leading genetics that would work in their country,” says Lorne Hadley, executive director of Canadian Plant Technology Agency. “For the second… Read More

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