Eagle-eyed agronomists and researchers in Ontario’s southern corn growing region have identified what they believe is tar spot, a disease that can reduce corn yields by 40 bushels an acre. The fungal disease has been steadily moving north out of the U.S., and researchers here have been anticipating the find for some time. Ontario Ministry… Read More

It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting control products to evaluating spray coverage and choosing the right application method. The line-up includes… Read More

Bayer Crop Science Canada is launching Proline GOLD, a new product for sclerotinia control in canola. Proline GOLD offers protection against sclerotinia in canola by combining two active ingredients, prothioconazole and the new active fluopyram. The other sclerotinia product from Bayer, Proline, contains only prothioconazole. “As one of canola’s most dangerous diseases, sclerotinia can severely… Read More

Good fences make good neighbours, but better fences stop hogs from becoming feral. Unfortunately, across Canada, feral hogs have become an increasing issue. In Ontario, pork producers are asking anyone who sees a pig out of place to report the sighting. Feral hogs eat crops, ruin fences, could spread disease (such as PEDv or African… Read More

It’s time for Day 3 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week, we’re joined by Dr. Peter Sikkema with the University of Guelph, and Mike Cowbrough, weed specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. This episode focuses on weed management, specifically on glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane and waterhemp, and the… Read More

As of 2019, glyphosate resistant waterhemp has been confirmed in 13 counties in Ontario. Christian Willemse, a master of science student at the University of Guelph, under the supervision of Dr. Peter Sikkema, will continue a survey on glyphosate resistant waterhemp this fall as part of his master’s project. Farmers and agronomists are encouraged to… Read More

 

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