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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that around 45 million tons of phosphorus fertilizers will be used around the world in 2018. Much will be applied to soils that also received phosphorus fertilizers in past years.
Published in Soil
Customers in 17 countries will meet with representatives from Canada’s grain value chain to learn about the quality and end-use characteristics of the 2018 Canadian wheat crop during a series of new crop missions beginning November 12.
Published in Corporate News
Canada and China pledged to double agricultural trade by 2025 at the Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Nov. 12, co-chaired by Canadian Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr.
Published in Imports/Exports
The passing of Bill C-79 on Oct. 16, an act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), by the House of Commons is an opportunity for the canola industry to increase value-added exports and benefit the entire canola value chain, according to a statement by the Canola Council of Canada. 
Published in Imports/Exports
Experts predict a worldwide fertilizer shortage in North America and farmers are recommended to purchase their input now rather than wait until peak season where supply could be low and prices could be high. | READ MORE
Published in Fertilizer
U.S., Canada and Mexico agree to a new trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA, to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 
Published in Imports/Exports
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) released its Medium Term Outlook (MTO), an economic projection of the domestic and international agricultural markets from 2017 to 2027. This year's projections show continued growth for the agricultural sector and put Canada within reach of its $75 billion target in agriculture, agri-food and seafood exports annually by 2025.
Published in Business & Policy
Lemken has unveiled its newest compact disc harrow, the Rubin 10, completing the company's line of compact disc harrows. 
Published in Corporate News
A Brazilian court overturned an injunction banning products containing the popular weed-killer glyphosate on Sept. 3, 2018, knocking down a previous ruling that had been set to disrupt the soy planting season set to begin this month. | READ MORE
Published in Corporate News
Group 4 herbicides, synthetic auxins, were used on an estimated 366 million hectares globally in 2014. The top three modes of action are Group 9, glyphosate, at 508 million acres, then Group 2, ALS inhibitors at 477 million hectares, and then Group 4. We know that Group 9 and Group 2 have a lot of selection pressure for resistance, but what about the Group 4?
Published in Corporate News
Resistance is an evolutionary process by which weeds evolve to become resistant to whatever tools we are using to control them. It’s my contention that resistance cannot truly be eliminated. We can’t stop resistance but we can manage it. We can extend the life of these weed control tools as long as possible, and in some cases a very long time if we do the right things.
Published in Herbicides

Canola growers gain a new tool to help control cleavers as the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) formally adopts a Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for the active ingredient quinclorac in canola. Growers can now use quinclorac products in their canola to control cleavers. 

Published in Herbicides
Lawrence MacAulay, minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters.
Published in Corporate News
The journal Science published the highest quality genome sequence produced to date for the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring, which would lead to further innovation in wheat breeding and improving the crop. 
Published in Plant Breeding
Health Canada has announced its plan to phase out most uses of the neonicotinoids clothianidin and thiamethoxam, citing that the two insecticides are being measured at levels harmful to aquatic insects.
Published in Insecticides
Small but mighty, soybeans are hard to overlook. Canadian farmers have been planting soybeans for more than 70 years, and their popularity continues to grow: producers in Canada planted 6.3 million acres in 2018, according to Statistics Canada, with Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and Saskatchewan leading the way as the country’s largest-producing provinces.
Published in Soybeans
Update: On Sept. 3, 2018, the Brazil federal court overturns its ban on glyphosate citing that the decision should factor in the implications of a glyphosate ban on Brazil's economy. (Reuters)

Published in Herbicides
Aug. 1, 2018 - BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. 
Published in Corporate News
July 20, 2018 - Japan resumes purchases of Canadian wheat after testing showed no evidence of genetically modification in imported wheat. 
Published in Imports/Exports
Canada’s ginseng industry receives a boost as Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, announced an investment of $360,521 to the Ontario Ginseng Growers' Association (OGGA) to help promote and pursue new markets.
Published in Other Crops
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