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March 26, 2015
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Researchers develop detailed genetic map of world wheat varieties

Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a complex, two-year study of the genomic diversity of wheat that creates an important foundation for future improvements in wheat around the world. >> Read full article

Downward trend in job quality

Job quality in Canada is now at a record low and showing little sign it will turn around in the near future. According to a new report, the country shows declines in all measures and indicates a drop in job quality that is more structural than cyclical in nature. >> Read full article

IPM improves barley silage production

Research at AAFC led by scientists at Lacombe over the last 20 years is finding that rotational diversity, barley variety mixtures and intercropping can bolster secondary defences and have an impact on diseases and weeds, crop competitive ability and sustainable silage production. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Delaying resistance in wild oat

Wild oat is one of the most widespread weeds on the Prairies. On top of that, many wild oat populations are resistant to one or more herbicide groups. Herbicide-resistant weeds can cause serious problems for growers such as increased herbicide costs, lower crop yields, loss of herbicide options and/or loss of preferred crop options. So two researchers offer some tips on how to delay the development of herbicide-resistant wild oat. >> Learn More…


Be prepared before buying more farm land

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) has developed a fact sheet that can assist producers in their decision to purchase more farm land. >> Read full article

Growing elk herds a nuisance for Alberta farmers

Ranchers and farmers in western Alberta say they are losing money because too many hungry elk are using their fields as a free all-you-can-eat buffet. >> Read full article

Funding for diagnostic technology to improve corn yields

A&L Biologicals Inc. is receiving an investment of $1.19 million from the federal government to help develop a diagnostic test that will help corn producers increase their productivity through improved plant and soil health. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Farm Progress Show

June 17-19, 2015
Location: Regina, SK >> More Info

14th International Rapeseed Congress

July 5-9, 2015
Location:Saskatoon, SK >> More Info