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WSSA: Herbicide resistance predates GM crops

Some may think weeds resistant to herbicides are a new phenomenon linked to the overuse of glyphosate in genetically engineered crops, but according to the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) nothing could be further from the truth. >> Read full article

Three new inductees to Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame

Three visionary agricultural leaders will join the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Nov. 6, 2016, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. >> Read full article

Ontario field crop report

Winter wheat harvest is complete in many parts of the province, and yields have exceeded expectations given the lack of rainfall. >> Read full article

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Another look at winter canola

One of the key challenges for winter canola production is very basic: crop survival into the spring. So a project with multiple sites in Eastern Canada has been evaluating the overwintering success of today’s winter canola cultivars, as well as testing several factors that might improve the crop’s survival and yield.

“I knew researchers had worked on winter canola in the past and found that it could work but didn’t work often enough. I wanted to see if there had been improvement enough in the genotypes that we might be looking at a better situation now,” says Don Smith, a professor in the plant science department at McGill University, who is leading the study. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Saskatchewan Sunflower Field Day

Aug. 3, 2016
Location: Indian Head, Sask. >> More Info

Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative Day

Aug. 12, 2016
Location: St. Jacobs, Ont. >> More Info

Fertilizer Canada 71st Annual Conference

Aug. 15-17, 2016
Location: Mont-Tremblant, Que. >> More Info