The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) annouced more than $2.6 million in funding for 22 cutting edge wheat research projects aimed at improved farm profitability through variety development, pathology, agronomy and pre-breeding.
Syngenta received registration for Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide for broad-spectrum control of grass and broadleaf weeds in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans on Jan. 9, 2019.
Health Canada’s 2017 re-evaluation decision for glyphosate, stating that glyphosate is safe when used according to product label directions, stands after eight objections were reviewed and vetted.
Published in Herbicides
The deadline to participate in an Ontario survey about digital farming and big data is approaching, with responses being accepted until Jan. 31, 2019.
The Government of Saskatchewan released a map outlining the rural municipalities (RMs) where clubroot has been identified to date.
Published in Diseases
Below the soil surface lurks the weed seed bank - the predominant source of weed pressure on current and future crops. Harry Brook, crop specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre explains how the weed seed bank works and how to reduce its potency.
Published in Weeds
Seed options have expanded for Canadian and U.S. canola producers following China’s approval of canola traits developed using biotechnology.
Harvested canola samples in 2018 contained variable levels of green seed. Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, looks at what producers should consider when marketing their crop.
Best management practices suggest that seed placed fertilizer, residue management and cover crops will help prevent soil phosphorus from reaching water courses. Manure application requires extra attention to prevent phosphorus losses, especially during winter and snow melt conditions.
Published in Soil
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) staff published their corn seasonal summary for 2018, covering planting, pollination and grain fill, as well as harvest.
Published in Corn
The saying “rain makes grain” was certainly true for soybeans in 2018. Above average rainfall in late July and August resulted in the highest provincial yields on record.
Published in Soybeans
Snow plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy soils throughout the winter months.
Published in Soil
From drought-like conditions in Manitoba to DON challenges in Ontario corn, Top Crop Manager tackled the highlights of the season in its Corn Season in Review webinar. Ben Rosser, corn specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Morgan Cott, field agronomist with the Manitoba Corn Growers Association provided summaries of the corn season and answered producers' questions.
Published in Corn
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to Ontario customers facing financial hardship as a result of extreme moisture during harvest and a mould that impacted Ontario's corn crops.
Canadian farmers reported increased production of wheat and barley in 2018, while canola, corn for grain, soybeans and oat production was down from the previous year, according to Statistics Canada.
Published in Harvesting
Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) and Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSC) can now test their canola knowledge with the Canola Council of Canada's annual exam with the opportunity to receive six credits if they pass.
Canola Watch breaks down the top 10 agronomy challenges for canola Prairie growers in 2018, compiled by the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team. From high-moisture canola at harvest to clubroot concerns, the team also provides a variety of grower resources for more information.
Corteva Agriscience announces the registration of its new herbicide that field corn and soybean growers in Eastern Canada can use as an option for managing glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane.
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