Identity Preserved
Leaving corn unharvested over winter poses a new set of problems. Photo courtesy of David Hooker.   There are years when it can be extremely difficult for farmers to harvest some of their corn acres. Excessive rainfall during the harvest period may result in fields that are too wet to be…
Feb. 3, 2016 - Monsanto is commercializing its dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in Canada in time for the 2016 growing season, after the company received import approval from China's Ministry of Agriculture. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are the industry's first biotech-stacked trait in soybeans to combine the…
Jan. 28, 2016 - Canadian growers now have a new, improved version of herbicide, SOLO WG that has been used to help control tough grassy and broadleaf weeds in Clearfield crops. BASF Canada has received registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for SOLO ADV herbicide for use on Clearfield…
Glyphosate-resistant weeds are not a new problem in Canada, but producers must be proactive to keep these weeds from getting out of control. There are now five glyphosate-resistant weeds found in Canada: giant ragweed, common ragweed, water-hemp, Canada fleabane and kochia (which is currently the only glyphosate-resistant weed not found…
Nov. 27, 2015 - The Canadian Weed Science Society / Société canadienne de malherbologie (CWSS-SCM) honored several individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization's 69th annual meeting, held Nov 22-26, 2015 in Edmonton, Alta. Excellence in Weed Science Award…
New canola hybrids are being introduced in commercial quantities for the 2016 growing season. Photo by Janet Kanters. Top Crop Manager has assembled a list of new canola hybrids that are being introduced in commercial quantities for the 2016 growing season. The respective seed companies provide the information, and growers…
  Providing a boost for soybean plants through seed treatments has been a strong area of focus for companies for many years now, and 2015 is no different. Syngenta’s seedcare technical lead, Chris Denys, says the future for seed treatments in the Canadian marketplace looks very good. “Seed treatments protect…
Over the years, Canadian soybean growers have earned the reputation of producing some of the best identity-preserved (IP) non-GMO soybeans in the world. One of the reasons for this reputation, according to Eric Gagnon, research and development manager at Sevita Genetics, “has been our decision as an industry to invest…
Oct. 27, 2015 - Crop Production Services (CPS) today launched Proven Seed PV 580 GC, the first true multigenic clubroot resistant variety of canola. According to a company news release, the first-to-field genetics deliver high levels of resistance to the current predominant clubroot pathotypes, as well as some of the…
Modern farming relies on a combination of the “old” and the “new,” where agricultural systems are built on time-tested knowledge, but rely on constant innovation. “Novelty,” as it applies to innovations in plant breeding, is subject to rigorous regulatory standards to ensure plants with novel traits (PNTs) increase productivity without…
September 25, 2015 - Over 4400 harvest samples from Canadian grain producers have already arrived at the Canadian Grain Commission. However, more samples are needed to ensure our quality data is representative of this year's crop. Harvest sample kits were mailed to registered participants, beginning in August and samples began…
The introduction of earlier maturing soybean varieties has allowed growers outside of the more traditional soybean growing area in Manitoba to successfully grow soybeans. Growers in southwestern Manitoba, southeastern Saskatchewan and increasingly more northwest areas in Saskatchewan are trying soybeans in rotation. And, a large portion of the expanding soybean…
If research and development stays on track, farmers could experience barcoding when it comes to spraying for weeds. Researchers at the University of Guelph have been working hard for the last 12 years to generate “Barcodes of Life” and recently, they’ve turned their attention to weed species. It’s called the…
July 15, 2015 - A federal investment of $792,064 to the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) to improve the quality and output of grains and oilseeds produced in the three Maritime provinces was announced today in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Under the project, field trials will be conducted to look at ways to…
May 7, 2015 - BASF recently announced the registration of CARAMBA fungicide in Eastern Canada on corn for suppression of Fusarium and Gibberella ear rot (Fusarium graminearum and Gibberella zeae) for the 2015 growing season. "As part of BASF's commitment to bringing new and innovative solutions to the marketplace, we…
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