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July 21, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Development of canola in Canada
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Dry conditions and the sclerotinia spray decision

Moisture is the key risk factor for sclerotinia stem rot. Without moisture a couple of weeks before flowering and humidity during and after flowering, disease severity and the return on investment from fungicide will be lower than if moisture is present all through these periods. >> Read full article

The tax benefits of donating life insurance policies and annuities

There are over 86,000 registered charities in Canada so there are many opportunities for you to give back and benefit from tax relief at the same time. >> Read full article

OYF announces 2015 Memorial Scholarship recipients

Since 2009, Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) program supports agricultural education for young Canadians through its Memorial Scholarship fund. >> Read full article

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Development of canola in Canada

Canola’s story begins with rapeseed. Canadian interest in growing this crop was spurred by the Second World War.

“Rapeseed oil was the best oil of any type to cling to metal surfaces when washed with steam or water, and that is what steam engines required. So it was an essential oil for trains, ships [and other machinery needed in the war effort],” Keith Downey, who led the rapeseed/canola breeding program at the federal agricultural research station at Saskatoon from 1957 until he retired in 1993, says. Downey is known as one of the “Fathers of Canola,” along with University of Manitoba breeder Baldur Stefansson. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Simmental Convention

July 30-Aug. 2, 2015
Location: Lindsay, ON >> More Info

Ag In Motion: Western Canada's Outdoor Farm Expo

July 21-23, 2015
Location: Langham, SK >> More Info

Breakfast on the Farm

September 20, 2015
Location: Hylander Farm, Tecumseh, ON >> More Info