Resistance is better than tolerance

Resistance is better than tolerance

Savvy growers know that when a potato plant begins to die, harvest is close at hand. However, the presence of verticillium wilt in the field can cause early plant senescence and, with that, the concern that the tubers would not be mature enough to harvest, resulting in low yields and economic losses

Closing in on butanol for biofuel

Closing in on butanol for biofuel

The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners.

What is new in canola?

What is new in canola?

Top Crop Manager has assembled a list of new varieties and hybrids that are being introduced in commercial quantities for the 2015 growing season.

Developing made-in-Ontario sweet potatoes

Developing made-in-Ontario sweet potatoes

The sweet potato craze is one of the latest food trends to sweep our nation. Canadian demand for the tuber has sky rocketed, reaching heights that exceed demand

Phosphorus: on the land, not in the water

Phosphorus: on the land, not in the water

On a farm field, phosphorus is an essential crop nutrient. But in water bodies, too much phosphorus can cause serious problems, including increased algae growth

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North American Manure Expo comes to Canada...
For the first time ever, the North American Manure Expo is being hosted within a Canadian province. The annual show is being held August 20 and 21, 2013, at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station, located near Guelph, Ontario. So, what's a Manure Expo and why should you attend? This video will provide all the dirt.
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Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitatio...
Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitation
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The population explosion...
With the world's population increasing exponentially and farmland staying the same, BASF took to the streets to ask consumers if this trend is sustainable.