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Gene silencing techniques can help stop parasite affecting soybeans

Researchers have announced a significant breakthrough in controlling the spread of the soybean cyst nematode, a parasitic roundworm that can cause up to 100 per cent yield losses.

Congratulations to the Summit Sweepstakes grand prize winner!

The 2017 Field Crop Disease Summit Sweepstakes grand prize winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Alissa Snider – lucky winner of two free passes to the Summit, taking place on Feb. 21 and 22 in Saskatoon, plus an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Saskatoon Downtown.

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Stripe rust could show up with a vengeance again this year, but that doesn’t mean we’re lacking the tools to control the problem.
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Strip cropping for pest management

Strip cropping is a method of cultivation in which a variety of crops are sown in alternating strips in a single field. It is a type of intercropping that involves planting crops in distinct rows that can be separately managed. » Read more...
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Improving wheat yields with oilseed radish?

Generally researchers try to stay ahead of farming practices, but lately they find themselves chasing an explanation for an emerging one. Dean Baas, a sustainable agriculture extension educator at Michigan State University, started testing oilseed radish’s reported ability to boost yield when interseeded with winter wheat back in 2012. » Read more...

Manitoba Ag Days

Jan. 17-19
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Field Crop Disease Summit

Feb. 21-22
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