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December 11, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Cutworm “outbreaks” lasting longer
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Cdn soybean production reaches sixth consecutive record high

Canadian farmers reported another record soybean production in 2014, up 12.9 per cent from 2013 to 6 million tonnes. Harvested area increased 20.2 per cent to 5.5 million acres, more than offsetting a 6.1 per cent decline in average yield. >> Read full article

Integrated Pest Management has a fit

Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at Brooks, Alta., provides an overview of IPM, and says it has a good fit in Western Canada. >> Read full article

Early maturity focus of new corn hybrids

Corn breeders continue to focus on early maturing corn hybrids, and are bringing myriad stacked traits to western Canadian corn growers. >> Read full article

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Crop Production Show 2015

CROP PRODUCTION SHOW - Growing with you. January 12-15, 2015 - Saskatoon, SK

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Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Location: Hall A, Prairieland Park Trade & Convention Centre
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Cutworm “outbreaks” lasting longer

There are about 1000 cutworm species in Canada but only about 30 species considered pests in the southwest Canadian Prairies. Seven species have caused the majority of cutworm damage in recent years – redbacked cutworm, darksided cutworm, army cutworm, dingy cutworm, pale western cutworm, glassy cutworm and bristly cutworm. While most of these cutworms were not particularly important pests a few decades ago, recent weather changes and/or changes in agronomic practices and types of insecticides used may have induced this species switch. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Crop Production Show

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

CropSphere 2014

January 13-14, 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK >> More Info

Manitoba Ag Days

January 20 - 22, 2015
Location: Brandon, MB >> More Info

CropConnect Conference

February 17 - 18, 2015
Location: Winnipeg, MB >> More Info