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November 20, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: The Iowa pest resistance experience
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What is new in canola?

Top Crop Manager has assembled a list of new canola varieties and hybrids that are being introduced in commercial quantities for the 2015 growing season. >> Read full article

Employers see shortfalls in skills

Despite Canada’s track record in producing highly educated graduates, employers report that deficits in key skills are resulting in lower quality products and services, weaker productivity and less innovation. >> Read full article

Cleavers added to Authority label

As Group 2 resistance in broadleaf weeds increases throughout Western Canada, growers are having trouble controlling cleavers in peas and other crops. They now have another tool to help in the fight. >> Read full article

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The Iowa pest resistance experience

Rotations have begun to tighten up on the Prairies, with wheat and canola (approximately 50 per cent Roundup Ready canola) the most common rotation, and in some instances, continuous canola. That diversity is also changing with the increasing Roundup Ready soybean acreage in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and an increased breeding focus on short season Roundup Ready corn for Western Canada.

An Iowa State University weed scientist says that because of this lack of diversity, pests – not just weeds, but pests – are evolving resistance to the strategies that growers are willing to use to manage them. Read more about the pest resistance experience in Iowa, and how they’re dealing with tight corn/soybean rotations.
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2014 Farm Forum Event

December 2-4, 2014
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Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 6, 2015, to January 7, 2015
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

Crop Production Show

January 12-15, 2015
Location: Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, Sask. >> More Info

Farm Tech Conference

January 27-29, 2015
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