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October 23, 2014
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Significant harvest progress in Saskatchewan

Significant harvest progress was made last week thanks to warm and dry weather, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture‚Äôs Weekly Crop Report. >> Read full article

New AAC Bravo flax available for 2015

Developed at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Morden, Man., AAC Bravo provides early maturity and has excellent straw strength. The high yielding variety also has disease resistance to powdery mildew and Fusarium wilt. >> Read full article

BASF registers HEAT LQ herbicide in Western Canada

HEAT LQ has received registration for for pre-seed and pre-harvest use in Western Canada. The company says the herbicide provides improved control of tough weeds like dandelion, volunteer canola, cleavers and kochia, including both Group 2- and glyphosate-resistant weed biotypes. >> Read full article

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Beneficial wasp control

Beneficial insects, such as parasitoid wasps, can play a key role in integrated pest management strategies and provide growers with long-term economical and environmentally friendly options. Researchers are working with growers to find ways to integrate biocontrol agents into their pest management strategies for dealing with pests such as cereal leaf beetle, lygus bugs and wheat stem sawfly.
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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