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Economic case for winter wheat

According to Ducks Unlimited Canada, net return for winter wheat can be twice the return for spring wheat. The Prairie split for winter wheat acres has been about 40 per cent for Manitoba, 40 per cent for Saskatchewan and 20 per cent for Alberta. It’s still grown in the Palliser Triangle region, and can be grown in B.C.’s Peace region. >> Read full article

Avoid spring-related farmer fatigue

It's that time of year when farmers are busy preparing for seeding and spring work. Regrettably, in the hustle and bustle, there is a risk of serious injury due to fatigue. >> Read full article

Opportunity for stable canola trade with China welcomed

The governments of China and Canada agreed to continue discussions on a permanent science-based solution to Chinese concerns about the disease blackleg. Canola trade will continue under current commercial terms until Sept. 1, 2016, while further research and information sharing occurs. >> Read full article

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Reconciling canola seeding rate and seed size

Reconciling canola seeding rate and seed size

In an effort to reduce canola seeding costs, some growers are cutting seeding rates from five pounds an acre to four and even three pounds per acre. At the same time, hybrid canola seed size has been increasing, resulting in the possibility of inadequate stand establishment. To better understand the interaction of seed size and seeding rate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientist Neil Harker at the Lacombe Research Centre led a study comparing two seeding rates with four canola seed sizes. >> Learn More…

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SIA 2016 Annual Convention

April 6-7, 2016
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April 6, 2016
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