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.
The Grain Farmers of Ontario issued an open letter to producers on Nov. 9 in response to Ontario's outbreak of DON in grain corn.
As of Nov. 9, 1,300 producers have called Agricorp to report damage to grain corn due to deoxynivalenol (DON). Agricorp is an Ontario organization delivering risk management programs to the agriculture industry and is currently asking its customers to collect and document DON samples, tests and rejections to quantify the loss and support any claims.
Manitoba’s overall crop harvest progress is at 97 per cent complete, according to the latest provincial crop report.
Since mid-October, warmer-than-average temperatures have allowed producers across Alberta to make significant harvest progress, according to the province’s latest crop report.
Mouldy corn can be harvested, cleaned, stored, used as feedstock for anaerobic biodigesters, sent to ethanol plants, burned or mowed and incorporated as corn residue.
Ontario's 2018 Grain Corn Ear Mould and DON survey found 60 per cent of samples tested low for DON, a increase from last year. However, the Ontario grain industry is prepared and able to process high DON corn with minimal impact.
Wet weather during the 2018 harvest has forced many producers to take their crop off the field at high moisture levels. Artificial drying can help reduce the risk of spoilage due to excess moisture, but it is important to follow proper drying practices to prevent heat damage.
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The Canadian Grain Commission has extended the deadlines of its Harvest Sample Program by a month in response to the delayed harvest experienced by producers in parts of Canada.
Provincial soil moisture ratings are gradually improving, with 74 per cent of the average surface soil moisture currently rated as good or excellent, according to Alberta's latest crop report.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in parts of the Prairies facing financial hardship as a result of widespread excessive moisture that has delayed harvest and reduced the quality of this year’s crop.
Team Alberta is alerting Alberta Agriculture and Forestry officials to over $3 billion in crops that remain in the field to ensure government agencies are prepared to respond promptly to unharvested acre claims and consider all options to help farmers deal with a difficult harvest.
The Prairie provinces have endured a long hot dry summer with minimal relief as recent cold weather continues to hamper harvest progress. Below are links to updated crop reports and Manitoba Canola Growers share tips for managing a wet, cold and stressful harvest season.
An early harvest has come to a halt as cold wet weather conditions sweep across the Prairies. The cooler humid weather has stalled progress in almost all three provinces, raising concerns about crop quality and frost damage. However, the recent rain has improved soil moisture conditions which is good news for fall seeded crop.
Canadian producers are looking at a record corn for grain crop this fall, according to Statistics Canada's field crop estimates.
The Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is conducting its annual survey sampling grower corn fields to determine ear mould incidence and the occurence of mycotoxins in grain.
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A new computer modeling study shows that corn yields improved under diversified rotations versus corn grown in monoculture.
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Frost, with minimum temperatures of up to -6 C, has been recorded in northwest Alberta and most of the central Prairie provinces.
It’s the beginning of September and the growing season is on the final stretch. Perhaps you’re impatient and can’t wait until harvest to get an idea of what your corn yield is looking like. How do you come up with a pre-harvest corn yield estimate? And while you are out there, what else could you be looking at in your corn field? The OMAFRA Field Crop Team has tips in their latest Field Crop Report. | READ MORE
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Farmers in Canada anticipate increased barely production compared to 2017, while production of canola, wheat, soybeans, corn for grain, and oats are all expected to decline, according to Statistics Canada's July farm survey on field crop production.
Intercropping/Cover Crop WorkshopWed Nov 21, 2018 @ 8:30am - 05:00pm
Ignite - FCC Young Farmer SummitWed Nov 21, 2018 @10:00am - 03:30pm
Agricultural Excellence Conference 2018Mon Nov 26, 2018
GrowCanadaTue Nov 27, 2018
SaskWheat Grade SchoolTue Nov 27, 2018 @ 9:00am -