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March 5, 2019

Marie-Claude Bibeau named new federal ag minister

Marie-Claude Bibeau became Canada’s first female federal Minister of Agriculture during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle on Mar. 1, 2019. Lawrence MacAulay, former Minister of Agriculture, moved to Veterans Affairs.

UWinnipeg lands $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation grant

A University of Winnipeg research project taking advantage of machine learning for weed identification receives a Weston Seeding Food Innovation grant worth $250,000. The program is now accepting applications for 2019.

Video: Don Flaten discusses nitrogen management for high-yielding spring wheat

Don Flaten shared research revisiting nitrogen management recommendations for high-yielding spring wheat at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our first Speaker Spotlight video, Don recaps the main findings and what it means for farmers and agronomists when it come to fine-tuning their own management practices.
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Practical answers for fababean growers

Fababean acreage in Alberta leapt from 8,000 acres in 2012 to 110,000 acres in 2015. These cool-weather, high-moisture-thriving legumes offer ease of production, high yields and good marketability, but fababean agronomy hadn’t been updated to keep up with the rising interest. Now, after a three-year project, researchers have up-to-date information on herbicide residues, fungicides, desiccants and micronutrients. » Learn more
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Chocolate spot disease development

Chocolate spot is one of the most important diseases of fababean, affecting its productivity in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Researchers are investigating the main drivers of the disease so they can help growers with disease management. » Learn more

London Farm Show

Mar. 6-8
London, Ont.
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