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April 23, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: The barberry connection with stem rust
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Managing leaf disease in oats

Saskatchewan researchers undertook a study to determine the effect of conventional fungicides and oat cultivars that vary in resistance to crown rust and leaf spot and to crown rust severity. Researchers also wanted to determine the effects on oat yield and quality. >> Read full article

Supporting employee wellness

Many employers are planning to increase their workplace wellness program offerings in the next two years in order to improve employee health and contain rising health care costs. >> Read full article

Watch for rusts in southern Alberta

An Alberta pathologist says cereal rusts could be a major problem in the province this year. >> Read full article

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The barberry connection with stem rust

Wheat stem rust is one of the most devastating diseases affecting wheat. A virulent strain is currently spreading from its origins in East Africa, posing a major threat to wheat production around the world. That threat level could ramp up even higher if the pathogen’s complicated life cycle includes a phase on barberry shrubs. So a Canadian researcher and his international colleagues are trying to get a better handle on this aspect of the disease. >> Learn More…

 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

Pulse & Special Crop Convention 2015

June 21-23, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB >> More Info