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Dec. 11, 2018
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Cereals survive 2018: low levels of disease, inputs and DON

Highlights from OMAFRA’s cereals seasonal summary include low levels of disease during the growing season and a wet spring delaying fertilizer and nitrogen applications. Despite a hot, dry summer and early harvest, overall good quality and yields have been reported for cereals.

Government invests to support oilseed development in Eastern Canada

The Government of Canada will invest $3.7 million to the Eastern Canada Oilseeds Development Alliance, which will focus on developing better varieties and new oilseed crops for Eastern Canada, including soybeans, camelina, brown mustard, pulses, canola, and hemp.

New Eastern wheat class offers more flexibility for producers

Effective July 1, 2019, the Canada Eastern Other Wheat (CEOW) class will be created to provide a class for varieties with unique characteristics and allow producers to take advantage of special contracted varieties. At the same time, four wheat classes will be removed to reduce the cost of grain segregation in the commercial handling system.
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Advancing soybean research

An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researcher has identified a gene that will be key in breeding new soybean cultivars with resistance to Phytophthora sojae, which annually causes up to $50 million in losses in Canada and between $1 billion and $2 billion in losses globally. » Learn more

Figuring out nitrogen for corny yields

Two hundred bushels of corn without any nitrogen fertilizer? That happened in 2016 at St. Adolphe, Man., and is one of the more surprising results of a Manitoba Agriculture research trial. Soil scientist Don Flaten and his team are updating nitrogen recommendations and figuring out how much nitrogen is really needed to produce a bushel of corn. » Learn more


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