The Pest Management Regulatory Agency registered BASF’s new Heat Complete pre-seed/pre-emerge herbicide for use on lentils, field peas, soybeans and corn in Canada for the 2019 crop season with the label expansion of one of the components.
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.
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.
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.
Published in Harvesting
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
Canola contributes around $26.7 billion annually to the Canadian economy, according to figures from the Canola Council of Canada. However, most of its value lies in the oil, while canola meal has traditionally been considered a byproduct suitable only for animal feed.
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.
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
A new computer modeling study shows that corn yields improved under diversified rotations versus corn grown in monoculture.
Published in Corn
Cereal grains and other major food crops can become contaminated with mycotoxins, which are naturally occurring toxins produced by mold that grow in certain conditions. Some of the mycotoxins familiar to the grains industry include Ochratoxin A, Deoxynivalenol (DON) and others, which are not only regulatory and international trade concerns, but also potential health issues. Mycotoxins can develop at various crop stages, pre-harvest, harvest and in storage, but cannot be detected visually and have no taste or smell.
Published in Imports/Exports
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.
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.
Research by PAMI at one site in Portage La Prairie, Man., in 2016 compared straight cut treatments of Reglone or Heat plus glyphosate, and natural ripening to swathing in 2016. Each treatment was harvested as maturity and weather conditions permitted.
The thought of eliminating a pass over the field and more than $175,000 in capital equipment is tempting. Nathan Gregg, a researcher at the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute (PAMI) investigated whether straight-cutting canola was a viable option compared to swathing.
Genetics, agronomics and better practices are all coming together in the grain corn industry in Western Canada.
Published in Corn
In 2018, Canadian farmers reported seeding less land to canola and soybeans - crops that were both at record levels in 2017, according to the results of Statistics Canada’s June Field Crop Survey on seeded areas.
Published in Seeding/Planting
With high canola prices relative to other commodities, the temptation to run continuous canola is high. But does it really pay in the short term? A research study shows that net returns aren’t necessarily better, and that insect and disease pressures increase over time.
In Western Canada, more phosphorus (P) continues to be removed in cropping systems than is being replaced. On average only about 75 per cent of P is being replaced every year, and although the gap is closing, it is probably not quick enough.
Published in Fertilizer
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 -