Watch for swede midge in 2014 The Canola Council of Canada reports that swede midge caused some yield loss in northeast Saskatchewan in 2013, and caused heavy yield losses in the major Ontario canola growing region.
FHB and plant breeding advancements Fusarium head blight (FHB), considered the number 1 problem facing Canadian wheat producers, poses a serious risk to an estimated $5.4-billion export market. Researchers are using genomics tools such as genetic markers and plant breeding techniques to advance FHB-resistant wheat varieties.
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