Cameron Ogilvie is knowledge mobilization co-ordinator with Soils at Guelph.

Cover crops reduce nitrate leaching

40-year rotation trials find diverse rotation makes for more resilient crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research findings released recently from the Soil Health Monitoring Station at Elora, Ont. suggest including cover crops in a rotation could significantly reduce nitrate leaching. Using soil lysimeters installed at the Soil Health Monitoring Stage in 2016, researchers are exploring how crop rotations impact soil emissions. The lysimeters are large steel drums installed in ground […] Read more

Farm business plans could help farmers through trying times such as COVID-19, said Canada’s Digital Farm Show panelists including Heather Watson, Rob Hannam and Reg Dyck. The discussion was led by Tom Button of Country Guide.

Do you really need to write it down?  

Business plans aren’t real until they’re recorded and shared 

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farm business plans could be one of the tools to help farmers get through the pandemic instability of 2020. “COVID-19 has given us a year where we can see the benefits that business planning can bring,” said Tom Button, Editor of Country Guide during a round table discussion with three other panelists during last month’s […] Read more

Many components can stream large amounts of data on a farm, so Microsoft has built a system that stays on the farm to process the data, before it ends up shared over the internet.

Driving down ag tech costs and building connectivity

Microsoft has a significant agriculture research side dedicated to reducing barriers for farmers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Microsoft has put significant resources into agriculture, with the aim of reducing costs of sensor technology and finding inexpensive ways to increase data connections in fields. Why it matters: Non-agriculture companies can bring new approaches and expertise to agriculture technology. Ranveer Chandra, chief scientist of Microsoft Azure Global, leads the FarmBeats project for the company. […] Read more

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Latest farming innovations highlighted at Canada’s Digital Farm Show

Third annual Innovations Showcase helps farmers locate new innovations in Canadian agriculture

Reading Time: 12 minutes Canada’s Digital Farm Show is a great opportunity for farmers to view and experience the latest and greatest innovations and products within the Canadian agriculture industry. This is the third year for the show’s Innovation Showcase, making it easier for farmers to know what is available or new at the show. Exhibitors were asked to […] Read more

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show looks to lock in land base

GFM plans to buy research land for eastern Discovery Farm

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show goes digital this week, its operator is preparing to secure its real-world footprint in southern Ontario and put that real estate to year-round work. Glacier FarmMedia and the Ontario government on Tuesday announced their intent to work toward a land deal with the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), which […] Read more


Canada’s outdoor farm show

Crop Plot Tours: See what’s growing

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sevita International Sandy Hart, Business Manager, Sevita International A primary focus of any variety plot demonstration is to see “what’s new” in the line-up for a seed company. Yet as every farmer knows, there’s more to crop production these days than what’s in the bag. For the 2020 virtual plot demonstration at Canada’s Digital Farm […] Read more

Reimagining what collaboration can mean

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 4 minutes New for 2020, Canada’s Digital Farm Show is reimagining what collaboration can mean among farm groups, academics, researchers and industry partners across Canada. With so many field days across Ontario and Eastern Canada cancelled due to COVID-19, we’re offering a way to shrink geographic distances and give farmers access to timely field information from farmer-led […] Read more

Livestock Central tackles challenges and looks at opportunities

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted every industry, and there’s no better time to sit down and see where each one is headed. Livestock Central will feature different livestock-related topics through webinars, sessions and panels. In Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show fashion, this area will feature the latest technology, products and research. Livestock Central Programming […] Read more


Editorial: Crises will push you out of your comfort zone quickly

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re all being pushed into new and sometimes challenging experiences during COVID-19, me included. The movement and personal contact restrictions made necessary by the pandemic have changed how journalists work, including how we’re able to tell stories at Farmtario. Major events in world history have pushed people beyond their comfort zones and that’s helped drive […] Read more

Canada’s Digital Farm Show follows outdoor tradition

Reading Time: < 1 minute A 27-year track record of connecting farmers and agribusiness is bringing long-standing and new exhibitors to Canada’s Digital Farm Show. Canada’s Digital Farm Show, which takes place Sept. 15 – 18, is a digital-only edition of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, which has been held annually since 1994. Activities at the show site near Woodstock, ON […] Read more