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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.
Published in Corporate News
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.
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Alberta Agriculture releases the 2019 Wheat Midge Forecast Map, Pea Leaf Weevil Survey and the 2019 Wheat Stem Sawfly Forecast Map, allowing producers to make informed decisions on which pest threats to watch and seed treatments to use. 
Published in Insect Pests
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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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.
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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.
Published in Cereals
Ontario seed corn acreage was down this year, at about 15,000 acres, according to Chris Nanni, administrative manager of the Seed Corn Growers of Ontario.
Published in Weeds
Cabbage seedpod weevil was first found in canola crops in southern Alberta in 1995, and has since spread to central Alberta, much of Saskatchewan and recently reached Manitoba. Originally, a nominal threshold level canola growers were advised to spray was three to six weevils per one 180-degree sweep at the early flower stage based on experience from Washington State.
Published in Insect Pests
2018 was a bad year for flea beetles in Manitoba canola, according to John Gavloski, extension entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture.
Published in Canola
OMAFRA staff share their 2018 seasonal insect pest summary for the province of Ontario. Swede midge, armyworm and western bean cutworm were not big problems for canola, wheat and corn compared to previous years. In contrast, pests like cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil, soybean aphids and pea aphids reached thresholds in some fields.
Published in Insect Pests
You’ve scouted and know what weeds are present in your fields. You’ve paid attention to what weeds are prevalent in your region. And you’ve used an integrated management strategy that combines treating with the recommended modes of actions and using cultural practices like planting clean seed, controlling weeds along field edges and tilling to discourage weed germination.
Published in Weeds
There’s no doubt cover crops provide an abundance of benefits for producers, including boosting soil health and improving crop performance. However, not all cover crops are created equally, especially when it comes to ensuring cover crops don’t become a weed in crop rotations.
Published in Agronomy
I have had an evolution of views on herbicide resistance as it pertains to spraying. I’ve always believed that if you want to combat resistance with application technology, you need to spray less. After all, herbicide resistance is a direct consequence of relying too much on herbicide sprays.
Published in Herbicides
There are now 41 glyphosate-resistant weeds in the world. Seventeen of those occur in the United States. There are six species in Canada, and four of those occur in Ontario. In Ontario, glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed was confirmed in 2008, Canada fleabane in 2010, common ragweed in 2011 and waterhemp in 2014.
Published in Weeds

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
If you have weeds in your field after harvest, think about a fall burndown,” says James Ferrier, Nufarm’s technical services manager for Eastern Canada. A fall burndown can be an effective tool to manage many tough perennial and winter annual weed problems and provide a cleaner seedbed for your next crop.
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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
Tramontana Agro Technologies partners up with Agrimetrix Research and Training in Saskatoon, Sask. to bring a new selective spray technology, that senses and sprays individual weeds on broad-acre scale.

The technology, WEEDit, is a system of sensors and pulse-width-modulated (PWM) spray nozzles that are capable of sensing plants and triggering a spray for those plants, and nothing else.
Published in Corporate News
In Ontario there are a few pests to be concerned about before crops are harvested. OMAFRA's field crop team breaks down how to look for and treat Western bean cutworm, bean leaf beetle, stink and tarnished plant bugs in their latest crop report. 
Published in Insect Pests
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)

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