Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Swine Research Update Meeting


The meeting will talk about current research in the hog industry.


More than 100 farmers are expected to attend the 30th Centralia Swine Research Update.

It's being held tomorrow in Kirkton

Swine Advisor for OMAFRA Doug Richards says the event has grown substantially over the last 30 years and has kept producers informed.

Richards notes tomorrow's meeting will be no different with a number of speakers who will talk about the current research in the hog industry.

He notes there are many projects taking place at the University of Guelph.


The annual general meeting for the Walkerton Agricultural Society is being held tomorrow.

Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Murdoch will be the guest speaker.

The meeting begins at 6 o'clock at the Walkerton Agricultural building.


The Canadian Soybean Council is holding a one day workshop in Walkerton today.

The meeting is about I-P Soybean production -- and officials say it will let farmers know whether I-P production is a fit for their farm.

There are a number of experts scheduled to speak at the day long meeting being held at the Walkerton Knights of Columbus Hall.


The Canadian Wheat Board has increased this year's export target by almost two million tonnes over mid summer projections.

But it says there are challenges because poor weather conditions this year has resulted in a lower-grade crop.

The board has announced an export target of 17.4 million tonnes -- down a million tonnes from the last two crop years.


And the Canadian Wheat Board is advising farmers to be ready to battle two serious crop diseases this spring.

Board agronomist Mike Grenier says fusarium head blight and ergot are the two main diseases to be concerned about.

He says seed source, crop rotation and variety selection can help control the diseases.

Grenier adds a fungicide is another important part of the disease management process.


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