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More from Top Crop Manager | Seed/Chemical | Machinery February 20, 2014
Farmers split on Agricultural Growth Act
Two major farmers’ groups in Canada are split on whether restrictions on seed use in the federal government's Agricultural Growth Act are good or bad for farmers, according to a story by the CBC.
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Manitoba Canola Growers launch Pathogen Surveillance Initiative
A grower-led effort, the first project of the Initiative will focus on technologies for the detection of low concentrations of clubroot in Manitoba.
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Nutrient loss is significant in snowmelt runoff
Changing freeze-thaw cycles have Canadian researchers studying the structure of frozen soils and comparing nutrient loss in rainfall and snowmelt runoff.
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Shallow rooted pulses perfect for crop rotations
Numerous studies since 2006 have shown that most pulses have the majority of their roots between 0 and 60 cm depth, but wheat, canola and mustard can reach deeper. Many farmers are now using the knowledge of rooting profiles and water use efficiency to plan their rotations.
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Farm income forecast for 2013 and 2014
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada predicts that Canadian farmers’ net income in 2013 and 2014 will remain at the historically high levels seen in recent years.
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