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June 11, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Wheat breeding: Amazing changes
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Tolerances for red smudge to be removed in amber durum

Tolerances for red smudge in amber durum wheat will be removed and the total smudge tolerance for No. 1 amber durum is changing from 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent, as of July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada and as of August 1, 2015 in Western Canada. >> Read full article

Rain desperately needed in Alberta

While most areas of the province have received a small amount of moisture, immediate precipitation is needed to maintain a strong yield potential. >> Read full article

Register for the Herbicide Resistance Summit

Top Crop Manager magazine is hosting the inaugural Herbicide Resistance Summit on March 2, 2016, in Saskatoon. Presenters will address many of the key issues faced by farmers and crop protection researchers in meeting the challenge of the growing threat of herbicide resistance. >> Read full article

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Wheat breeding: Amazing changes

Canadian wheat breeding had its beginnings in the late 1800s. Wheat first came to Canada with settlers, missionaries and others. Many of the wheats they brought from their home countries were not suited to Canadian conditions. So in the late 1800s, William Saunders and his sons began efforts to breed varieties especially for the Prairies. They developed the famous Marquis variety by crossing Red Fife, thought to have come originally from Galicia (currently a province in western Ukraine), and Hard Red Calcutta, from a mountainous region in India. Marquis had Red Fife’s excellent bread wheat quality and Hard Red Calcutta’s early maturity. With that winning combination, Marquis provided a strong foundation for Western Canada agriculture and the economic growth of the nation. Today, about 95 per cent of all wheat produced in Canada is grown on the Prairies. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Farm Progress Show

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

Pulse & Special Crop Convention 2015

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

14th International Rapeseed Congress

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