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July 16, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Hairy canola and flea beetles
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Is it too late to spray for stripe rust?

Some areas of Alberta are reporting an increase in stripe rust. With cooler, wetter weather in the forecast, many are wondering if a fungicide is needed. >> Read full article

Crops advancing across Manitoba

Another week of generally good growing conditions continues to advance crops across Manitoba. >> Read full article

Cargill opens doors at canola processing facility

The new Cargill canola processing facility in Camrose is the first major investment in Alberta‚Äôs grains and oilseed sector in 30 years. >> Read full article

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Hairy canola and flea beetles

Flea beetles have been causing economic damage to cruciferous crops for decades and continue to be a problem pest for canola growers and crucifer vegetable crops across Canada. Researchers have continued working on alternative flea beetle control methods over the past decade. And although some options show promise, over 90 per cent of canola grown in Western Canada today is treated with an insecticide for flea beetle control. Seed treatments are predominant, with an additional application of foliar insecticide when feeding damage encompasses 25 per cent of the leaf surface. However, an integrated approach that could include host plant resistance is now becoming a promising option. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Simmental Convention

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

Canadian Fertilizer Institute's 70th Annual Conference

August 17-20, 2015
Location: Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info

Farming Smarter Conference

December 8-9, 2015
Location: Lethbridge Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, Lethbridge, AB >> More Info