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Insect summary for Saskatchewan 2015

This year Saskatchewan experienced an early, warm spring compared to the previous three growing seasons. Dry conditions were less favourable to crop growth with some areas not receiving significant rainfall until well into July. But the insects still showed up. >> Read full article

Depression going untreated

More than half of all workers who reported symptoms of depression did not perceive a need for treatment, according to a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. >> Read full article

2015 Peace River Region annual canola survey

Since 2003, the annual Peace Canola Survey has been performed with the main objectives of collecting insect pest data throughout the region, and to detect introduction of the cabbage seedpod weevil into the Peace River region. >> Read full article

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InVigor hybrids yield impressive results

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DNA diagnostics in the back of a truck

Let’s say there’s an unusual symptom on some plants in your crop. The symptom looks like an early stage of a devastating fungal disease that needs an immediate fungicide application to stop its spread. But the symptom also looks like a very different problem, perhaps a nutrient deficiency or a herbicide injury, where a fungicide application would be a waste of money. If you could determine right then and there whether those plants actually have that disease, then you could make a timely, effective management decision.

That type of accurate, immediate, on-site diagnosis is the goal of a project that’s developing in-field DNA diagnostics. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo | 2015

November 11-14, 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB >> More Info

Alberta Potato Conference

November 17-19, 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB >> More Info

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association 6th Annual Conference

November 17-19, 2015
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan >> More Info

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers 2015 National Recognition Event

November 17-22, 2015
Location: River Cree Resort & Casino by Marriott, Edmonton, Alberta >> More Info