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Oct. 23, 2018

Better access for value-added canola to Asia is near

Tariffs on Canadian canola oil and other value-added products will be eliminated over the next five years in Japan and Vietnam as a result of the recently passed Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership bill.

Canadian Plant Health Council launched

Members across academia and industry joined to form the Canadian Plant Health Council, which will work together on preventive approaches and activities to protect agriculture, forests and other plants from pests, diseases and other risks.

Deadline approaches for award celebrating mental health champions in ag

The deadline for nominations for the Brigid Rivoire Award is Nov. 16. The annual award recognizes an individual, organization or group that has made outstanding contributions in raising awareness, addressing stigma and supporting agricultural mental health in their local community.
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Drought Wheat

Accelerating drought tolerance in wheat

Western Canadian researchers are looking at wheat cultivars that thrive and struggle during droughts so they can find out what’s different and help plant breeders develop drought-resistant wheat. The researchers are also looking into a seed treatment that will induce earlier gemination, faster root establishment and more lateral root growth. » Learn more
Canola Backleg

No blackleg, no problem

Blackleg is on the rise due to a shift in the races of the pathogen that has resulted in the loss of resistance in some canola varieties. For growers in tight rotations, if blackleg severity and incidence start to build up over time, rotating to a different resistant gene would be warranted. For others, if blackleg isn’t growing in severity, you might be rotating to a resistant gene that isn’t as good as your current one. » Learn more

Last chance to enter Top Crop Manager’s Cover Photo Contest!

Tomorrow is the final day to submit your photos to our cover photo contest! Your photo could be featured on the cover of our December issue, our national edition that is distributed to farmers across Canada. Share what makes up your Top Crop - the challenges, successes and the ins and outs of your cropping season.

Show us your picturesque fields, the pesky insects you found this year, or your best photos from seeding and harvest, and you could be featured on the cover and win an Apeman 4K Action Camera from Meridian Manufacturing. Photos will be accepted until October 24, 2018. Submit your photos here

EIMA International

Nov. 7-11
Bologna, Italy
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