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Soybean sudden death syndrome

Soybean sudden death syndrome

Plant pathologist Albert Tenuta with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is collaborating with researchers in the United States to fine-tune management options for soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS).

Industry role in clubroot management

Industry role in clubroot management

Equipment, tools and footwear carrying clubroot-infested soil can easily spread this devastating canola disease from field to field.

Delving into white mould resistance

Delving into white mould resistance

The results of a recently completed project are shedding light on how soybean plants respond to white mould at the cellular and molecular levels.

Still nutritious after all these years

Still nutritious after all these years

A study of heritage and modern wheats is proving Canadian wheat is as good as ever.

Dundas County farm uses SARFIP to build bat boxes; plant trees for pollinators

Dundas County farm uses SARFIP to build bat boxes; plant trees for pollinators

A Dundas County farm couple get to work to restore natural habitats on their farm and help preserve native species.

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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.

Machinery

Harvest Sweep with kit. Reduce corn shatter loss

Jan. 20, 2015 - The new Operation Harvest Sweep system from Leading Edge Industries replaces the existing deck plates and gathering chains in corn headers with components engineered to combat shatter loss. In a news release, the company states that according to field tests, Operation Harvest Sweep has been shown to reduce shatter loss by 80 to 85 per cent, helping farmers make more money at harvest, while achieving full return on investment in as quickly as one year. Operation Harvest Sweep kits are available for most popular makes and models of corn headers. Each kit contains deck plates, gathering chains, impact pads and hardware for one row unit. Unlike OEM deck plates, the ones included in Operation Harvest Sweep are lipped to retain shattered kernels, rather than letting them fall to the ground. Additionally, the new gathering chains are equipped with sweeps to bring the shattered kernels from the deck plates to the auger. The gathering chains also come with impact pads for gentler corn handling and reduced shattering. In addition to more bushels harvested, end users may also experience less volunteer corn appearing in their corn/soybean rotations, since fewer kernels fall to the ground with Operation Harvest Sweep. As a result of less volunteer corn, fewer nutrients and water are stolen from soybeans. To learn more about the product, check header compatibility, purchase kits, or view a side-by-side comparison of Operation Harvest Sweep versus stock header components, visit www.harvestsweep.com.