Seed options have expanded for Canadian and U.S. canola producers following China’s approval of canola traits developed using biotechnology.
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.
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.
The OMAFRA Field Crop team published their cereals seasonal summary for 2018, covering the planting season in 2017 to the growing season in 2018, up until harvest and planting in 2018.
The Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) releases the interim report of the 2018 Ontario Hybrid Corn Performance Trials for all areas except Exeter, Ilderton, Woodstock and Belmont.
In 2018, Ontario growers planted 34 per cent more acres of spring canola compared to the previous two years. The most notable increase was in Temiskaming, two hours north of North Bay and along the Ontario-Quebec border.
Horsch is entering the North American single disc air seeder market in spring of 2019 with the Avatar SD40.
Published in Corporate News
Sometimes you need to take a fresh look to see if the way you’ve done things in the past is still the best way for today’s conditions. Over the past two decades, Manitoba growers have seen changes like rapidly rising soybean acres, increasing problems with herbicide-resistant weeds, and ongoing crop varietal improvements.
Research shows that soil type and weather conditions have the greatest impact on how much nitrogen grain corn needs. Taking into account these variables can help producers prevent under- or over-application of nitrogen.
Published in Precision Ag
In the past, canola growers have been advised to plant slowly to achieve precise seed placement. But now, the message is changing more than ever, as high-speed planters are garnering more interest.
Published in Precision Ag
Irrigated corn has been a mainstay in southern Alberta, but as corn breeders push the maturity barriers lower, corn has become more appealing to dryland farmers. In order to develop agronomic recommendations specific to dryland corn production, Farming Smarter, an applied research organization at Lethbridge, Alta. conducted a three-year study from 2015 through 2017 to assess the impact of several agronomic factors on corn production.
Wheat is an important crop in rotation across the Prairies but has declined in profitability relative to oilseeds and pulses. Although growers sometimes look to wheat as a break-even crop in rotation, researchers in Saskatchewan are developing an improved knowledge base about wheat management.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership has granted $500,000 for The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) staff and local certified crop advisors to work closely with landowners and plant cover crops within a subwatershed of Medway Creek in southwestern Ontario.
Published in Agronomy
Malt barley production offers both opportunities and challenges in the Maritimes. Agronomic research, varietal testing and educational activities are underway to help growers capture the opportunities and meet the challenges.
Euphorbia lagascae is an annual Mediterranean plant that naturally produces vernolic oil, a rich source of the common plasticizer vernolic acid, which is used in a range of industrial applications, from paints to PVC to blown polyurethane foam.
Published in Other Crops
Dry beans have been grown in Ontario for decades as a successful niche crop. While production has been moving to other parts of country like southern Manitoba, the province still accounts for close to half of Canada’s annual dry bean crop.
Published in Pulses
Growers who want to include more pulse crops in their rotations need information on where in the rotation to add the pulses for the most benefits. So, a Saskatchewan project is underway to look more closely at one possible rotational effect: whether growing canola right before a pulse crop affects the amount of nitrogen fixation in the pulse.
The patent on the first-generation Roundup Ready soybean trait expired in 2011, leaving the temptation for growers to save their own seed or purchase bin-run seed from others. However, using bin-run Roundup Ready soybean seed comes with agronomic and legal implications.
Published in Soybeans
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.
Published in Agronomy
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