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June 18, 2015
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Development of canola in Canada

Four decades ago, the first canola variety was released. Today, Canadian farmers grow the crop on about 20 million acres, and canola contributes about $19 billion to the country’s annual economy. >> Read full article

Valuing health benefits

Three-quarters of organizations offering heath benefits want more information to better understand how their plan affects employee health outcomes, productivity and absenteeism. >> Read full article

CEUs available at 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. Certified Crop Advisers can collect CEUs at the Summit. >> Read full article

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Surprisingly few ‘busy bees’ make global crops grow

A major international study finds that surprisingly few bee species are responsible for pollinating the world's crops. The paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that only two per cent of wild bee species pollinate 80 per cent of bee-pollinated crops worldwide. The study is one of the largest on bee pollination to date. While agricultural development and pesticides have been shown to produce sharp declines in many wild bee populations, the study shows these "busy bees" can remain abundant in agricultural landscapes. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

14th International Rapeseed Congress

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

Feeding Crops to Feed the World: 2015 International Stewardship Symposium

July 14-15, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB >> More Info

Canadian Simmental Convention

July 30-Aug. 2, 2015
Location: Lindsay, ON >> More Info