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Discovery could lead to drought-resistant alfalfa

A recent study of plant genetics indicates that alfalfa, a forage crop used primarily for livestock, could be made more drought-resistant, which would reduce costs for producers and benefit the environment. >> Read full article

U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough

An international consortium of scientists co-led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) announced today that it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world. >> Read full article

Top trends look promising for Canadian agriculture in 2016

Farm Credit Canada agriculture economists provide their best insights on the five most significant trends that could impact Canadian agriculture in 2016. >> Read full article

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New soybean, flax and sunflower variety update

As soybean acreage moves past the one million acre mark, breeders have shown greater interest in developing earlier maturing and higher yielding varieties suited for short season areas, resulting in 13 new listings. There is one new flax variety for 2016, and Nuseed Americas has introduced a new sunflower variety that is the first Express tolerant confection sunflower hybrid. All offer an ever-expanding choice for western Canadian farmers. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

CropSphere 2016

January 12-13, 2016
Location: TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre, Saskatoon. >> More Info

Manitoba Ag Days

January 19-21, 2016
Location: Brandon Keystone Center, Brandon, Man. >> More Info

Agronomy Update 2016 (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry)

January 19-20, 2016
Location: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, Red Deer, Alta. >> More Info

Alberta Federation of Agriculture AGM

January 20, 2016
Location: Radisson, Red Deer, Alta. >> More Info