In May of 2013 the United States Department of Agriculture notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) in a small number of swine herds in the States. By January 2014, the virus had crossed the border, with the first case of PED confirmed on a farm in… Read More

Increasing nitrogen rates can actually prove┬ádetrimental if producers don’t also take the time to apply fungicides, says Peter Johnson, cereals┬áspecialist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. That’s because the resulting improvements in canopy can actually increase the potential for disease development. Enter the┬ánitrogen/fungicide duo. “That synergy is so significant,” says Johnson, referring to… Read More