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October 16, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Breeding for very early-maturing soybeans
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Summary of insects in Saskatchewan crops in 2014

Various insect infestations were reported across Saskatchewan during the growing season; some at economic levels, but overall insect pressure was generally lower than most years. >> Read full article

Mental health at work

Leading Canadian employers have committed to protecting and improving the psychological health and safety of their employees in order to reduce the costs of mental illness in Canada. >> Read full article

Good harvest progress in Manitoba

According to the latest crop report, provincially, harvest of spring cereals is estimated over 90 per cent complete, canola at 85 per cent complete, flax 65 per cent complete, edible beans 70 per cent complete, soybeans 60 to 65 per cent complete, sunflowers 45 per cent complete and grain corn five per cent complete. >> Read full article

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Breeding for very early-maturing soybeans

Soybeans are a short-day plant. That means they flower fastest under short days, and as the days get longer their flowering and maturity time are slowed down. So, expanding soybean production to the west and north of southern Manitoba requires shorter season varieties that still produce good yields. Soybean breeders have been making great progress in developing early varieties for the Prairies, and even shorter season varieties are in the works.
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 Event Calendar 

Cereals North America Conference

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, to Thursday, October 30, 2014
Location: Winnipeg, Man.

CNA2014 will be attended by everyone from major international agricultural commodity trading firms to traders from small- and medium-sized firms throughout North America and the rest of the world. >> More Info


Wednesday, November 5, 2014, to Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: Red Deer, Alta.

Exhibits showcasing quality equipment, technology and services to the agricultural industry. >> More Info

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location:Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed. >> More Info