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April 2, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: A whammy on wild oat
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Fumigating grain beetles

Accessing and using fumigants for grain beetle control in stored grain has become more complex, says an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist. >> Read full article

EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on glyphosate herbicide

U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world’s most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical. >> Read full article

Spring flood risk low in Manitoba

The risk of flooding in Manitoba this spring is low in most areas of the province as run-off from melting snow has ended or is low. However, a major rain or snowstorm could still produce late spring or early summer localized flooding. >> Read full article

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A whammy on wild oat

The results from a nine-year study show that using good cultural practices, along with herbicides, helps reduce the risk of developing herbicide-resistant weeds and boosts crop yields. The study focused on wild oat, one of Western Canada’s worst annual weeds. According to John O’Donovan, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and one of the researchers involved in the study, wild oat is a major problem on the Prairies, and it has been so for many years. >> Learn More…

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Made-for-Canada sunflower varieties

The recent injection of almost $4 million towards developing sunflower hybrids specifically suited to Canadian conditions may finally make this crop an attractive option for Canadian growers. >> Read full article

Genome Canada unveils Canada’s new Genomics Innovation Network

A $15.5 million investment being made to Canada’s new Genomics Innovation Network will allow innovation centres across Canada to collaborate and harness their collective power for the advancement of genomics research. >> Read full article

Fertilizer research, development granted funding

The federal government is investing $1.1 million to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) to facilitate research and development to improve the efficient use of fertilizer. >> 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