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February 12, 2019

Stocks of field crops down from 2017

Total stocks of most major field crops in Canada were down from the same date in 2017, according to Statistics Canada. Total stocks for wheat, barley, soybeans, corn for grain, lentils, and dry peas were lower than the previous year, while stocks for canola increased.

How to prevent unwelcome deposits in the weed seed bank

Below the soil surface lurks the weed seed bank – the predominant source of weed pressure on current and future crops. Crop specialist Harry Brook explains how the weed seed bank works and how to reduce its potency.

Scholarships available for students pursuing agriculture

The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation is awarding seven $2,500 scholarships to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program. It is the first year the scholarship will be offered in Atlantic Canada.
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Dealing with DON

Late summer rains produced perfect conditions for ear moulds in corn. Producers across Ontario were reporting higher-than-normal levels of DON, levels that hadn’t been seen since 2016. In response, the province has stepped in with storage tips and support for growers. » Learn more
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When N budgets don’t add up

Does no-till increase free-living microbial nitrogen fixation? A recently completed project has looked at the nitrogen-fixation contributions of free-living soil microbes in Saskatchewan fields with different tillage histories. » Learn more