Harvesting
As of Nov. 9, 1,300 producers have called Agricorp to report damage to grain corn due to deoxynivalenol (DON). Agricorp is an Ontario organization delivering risk management programs to the agriculture industry and is currently asking its customers to collect and document DON samples, tests and rejections to quantify the…
Manitoba’s overall crop harvest progress is at 97 per cent complete, according to the latest provincial crop report.
Since mid-October, warmer-than-average temperatures have allowed producers across Alberta to make significant harvest progress, according to the province’s latest crop report.
Mouldy corn can be harvested, cleaned, stored, used as feedstock for anaerobic biodigesters, sent to ethanol plants, burned or mowed and incorporated as corn residue.
Ontario's 2018 Grain Corn Ear Mould and DON survey found 60 per cent of samples tested low for DON, a increase from last year. However, the Ontario grain industry is prepared and able to process high DON corn with minimal impact.
Provincial soil moisture ratings are gradually improving, with 74 per cent of the average surface soil moisture currently rated as good or excellent, according to Alberta's latest crop report. 
Team Alberta is alerting Alberta Agriculture and Forestry officials to over $3 billion in crops that remain in the field to ensure government agencies are prepared to respond promptly to unharvested acre claims and consider all options to help farmers deal with a difficult harvest.
The Prairie provinces have endured a long hot dry summer with minimal relief as recent cold weather continues to hamper harvest progress. Below are links to updated crop reports and Manitoba Canola Growers share tips for managing a wet, cold and stressful harvest season.
Pea harvest is now complete, while soybean and dry bean harvest is underway in Manitoba, according to Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers' latest bean report. 
Dry warm weather continues to advance harvest across the Prairies, especially in Saskatchewan which reported harvest numbers double the five year average. Overall, southern regions experience poorer crop conditions.
Manitoba Agriculture shares farm safety reminders in an effort to reduce the number of accidents during harvest season. 
Intercropping is gaining interest in Saskatchewan and other parts of the Prairies as producers look for strategies to reduce risks and input costs, strive to increase yields and over the long-term improve soil productivity and sustainability.
A crop related research project will look at how to better manage the production of oats in Saskatchewan.Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation (NARF), located at Melfort, received $80,255 in funding from the province’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) for the three-year study that will start this spring. Western Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission…
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Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang.Because harvest losses increase dramatically when the moisture content is below 11 per cent, harvesting during high humidity such as early morning or late evening or damp conditions…
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