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Controlling weeds in emerged winter wheat

When it comes to controlling weeds in emerged winter wheat during the fall, 2,4 D is not recommended. Joanna Follings, the cereals specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, breaks down the reasoning behind this. >> Read full article

Nominations open for Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer

The Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) Program is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession. Any organization or any person can nominate a young farmer or couple for the regional recognition award. >> Read full article

Carbon price worries farmers and fertilizer companies

Canada's carbon price may weaken the farm sector in one of the world's biggest grain-shipping countries, raising farmers' costs and discouraging investment in fertilizer production, industry groups say. >> Read full article

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Seed testing to prevent diseases in pulse crops

In 2015, the Regional Pulse Crop Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman, Mo., tested seed submitted for nine fungal species. Results showed a particularly high incidence of Alternaria spp. on pea, plus additional pathogens including botrytis, sclerotinia, Fusarium, and Stemphylium,

This year, pulse crop acreage in Montana increased to more than one million acres, many of which were planted to peas, lentils or chickpea for the first time.

At the 2017 Field Crop Disease Summit, Dr. Mary Burrows of Montana State University will describe how diagnostics, early detection and rapid response to plant diseases will help sustain the industry and provide priorities for education and extension activities. The event has been approved for eight CCA-CEU credits. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

National Environmental Farm Plan Summit

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

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Nov. 23-24, 2016
Location: Calgary >> More Info

Manitoba Agronomists Conference

Dec. 14-15, 2016
Location: Winnipeg >> More Info

Field Crop Disease Summit

Feb. 21-22, 2017
Location: Saskatoon >> More Info