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Ontario field crop report

Soybean harvest is underway and some producers have been pleasantly surprised with yields despite the lack of precipitation, according to the latest field crop report from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. >> Read full article

Bridging the Gap: Step Up to Succession

Farm Management Canada has launched an enhanced version of its former Step Up mentorship program to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers and provide Canada's future farmers with the best chance for success. >> Read full article

Resistant weeds continue to confound control efforts

In the past six decades since the discovery of the first herbicide-resistant weeds, weed scientists have documented more than 250 weed species with some form of herbicide resistance. As a result, the cost of weed control has greatly increased in recent years. >> Read full article

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Wheat-Fusarium interactions and blackleg in canola

With major impacts on crops across the Prairies, Fusarium and blackleg are two of the most problematic diseases facing Western Canadian producers.

In the first part of his presentation, Dr. Dilantha Fernando will discuss new facets of Fusarium, including DON3G, the rapid increase of 3A-DON, and Nivalenol, a toxin more potent than DON.

In the second half of his presentation, Fernando will present some novel methods of identifying resistance in canola, explore key pathogenicity genes in blackleg, and explain how cloning key resistance genes and avirulence genes offers a rapid method of identification for breeders and the seed industry. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Conference and AGM

Oct. 4-6, 2016
Location: Charlottetown >> More Info

2016 Canola Discovery Forum

Oct. 25-27, 2016
Location: Fairmont Winnipeg, Man. >> More Info

National Environmental Farm Plan Summit

Nov. 1-2, 2016
Location: Ottawa >> More Info