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Crop hail payouts of $167 million

Preliminary estimates from the Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA) show 2015 payouts to Western Canadian farmers for crop hail claims of just over $167 million on 13,222 losses. >> Read full article

Employers confirm skills shortage

Many employers, struggling to fill in-demand positions and unable to find candidates with the skills they need, are taking matters into their own hands and training workers on the job. >> Read full article

Are herbicides still effective after a fall frost?

Fall is a great time to control perennials such as Canada thistle, perennial sow thistle and dandelion. As temperatures cool, nutrients move from the leaves down into the roots and if a herbicide can be taken up and translocated with those nutrients, it can equal better control. >> Read full article

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RNAi: The future of pest control

A quiet revolution in pest control is underway in labs in Canada and around the world. RNA interference (RNAi) is a natural, biological process by which RNA molecules suppress or “silence” genes targeted as threats. In agriculture, the technology can be used to increase yields and improve agronomic performance; metabolic changes have been achieved in crops ranging from coffee to peanut to petunia. And RNAi shows great promise for pest and pathogen control. Using RNAi, researchers have achieved increased resistance to virus diseases, nematodes, bollworm, powdery mildew and leaf rusts in a range of crops. >> Learn More…

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Harvest Gala

October 23, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB >> More Info

Canola Discovery Forum

October 27-29, 2015
Location: Coast Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB >> More Info

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November 2-4, 2015
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