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Health Canada proposes imidacloprid phase-out

As part of the regular review process, Health Canada has completed its re-evaluation of imidacloprid, and has published its draft risk assessment for public comment. The assessment proposes current use of imidacloprid is not sustainable, and the levels of this pesticide that are being found in waterways and aquatic environments are harmful to aquatic insects.

Soybeans with fewer leaves yield more: study

Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered soybeans produce more leaves than needed, which is detrimental to yield. The group says this problem will only get worse with rising atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Canadian Weed Science Society announces award winners

The Canadian Weed Science Society recently honoured several individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the field of weed science.
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Field Crop Disease Summit

Are you an agronomist? Here’s why you can’t miss the Field Crop Disease Summit

As an agronomist, your clients look to you for help when it comes to making important decisions on the farm. Your role includes determining the best ways to plant, harvest, improve yields and protect a farmer’s crop, and it’s imperative you stay up-to-date with the latest tips and recommendations.

At the 2017 Field Crop Disease Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from leading researchers on the topics of the most important crop disease threats facing farmers. You’ll walk away with knowledge about the latest advancements in breeding, management and control, and earn continuing education credits too – the Summit is approved for 12 CCA-CEU and 9 CCSC-CEU credits.

We hope to see you Feb. 21 and 22 in Saskatoon.

The event has been approved for 12 CCA-CEU and 9 CCSC-CEU credits. » Read more...


Dec. 6-8, 2016
Location: Ottawa » >>Learn More

Manitoba Agronomists Conference

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

Field Crop Disease Summit

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