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February 5, 2019
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Peas and lentils no longer exempt from variety registration requirements

Effective Aug. 1, 2019, only registered varieties of peas and lentils will be eligible for No. 1 Canada, the highest grade available for Canadian crops. Unregistered varieties of peas and lentils will only be eligible for No. 3 Canada, the lowest grade established by regulation.

Study: Two-thirds of farmers question if their children should farm

More Canadian farmers are concerned with the burden of red tape compared to 10 years ago and 69 per cent of farmers are questioning whether their children should take over the farm or start their own business, according to study conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

A&L Canada and Deveron team up to expand soil sampling services

Soil test provider A&L Canada Laboratories signs a $3.8 million multi-year agreement with drone data service company Deveron to have Deveron execute A&L’s soil sampling collection business.
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Reducing variable rate in air seeders

Research from PAMI reveals that there can be up to 20 per cent variation in large air seeders. Variance is not only about wasting inputs, but uneven product distribution can mean differences in seed-placed fertilizer toxicity, crop development, lodging and maturity. What can be done to reduce variance and streamline the seeding process? » Learn more
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Raising resistance in wheat

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientist George Fedak has been studying ways to boost resistance to Fusarium head blight as well as leaf and stem rust in Ontario spring wheat. It’s hoped that new varieties will be commercially produced that reduce reliance on fungicides, something that will benefit growers’ pocketbooks as well as the environment. » Learn more