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Effects of COVID-19 on Canadian agriculture

Canadian agriculture had a rough 12 months even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With the reduction of international trade and the possible loss of seasonal agricultural workers, the cumulative impact is beginning to add up.

Podcast: Plant Health Summit Series: Jeff Schoenau

In this first episode of a six-part series featuring exclusive content from the Plant Health Summit, Jeff Schoenau discusses fertilization as a means of improving crop quality, and how this can beneficially impact human and animal health.

Fertilizer considerations after an unusually wet fall

For farmers whose N fertilizer applications were affected by last year’s wet fall conditions, this fact sheet, created by Manitoba Agriculture’s John Heard and University of Manitoba’s Don Flaten, will help you prepare to catch up this spring.
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Free Webinar – Managing resistant weeds in corn and soybeans

Adam Pfeffer, corn and soybean agronomic systems manager with Bayer Crop Science, will discuss methods for growers across Canada to manage waterhemp, kochia and Canada fleabane in corn and soybeans during a free webinar on March 25, 2020 at 1 p.m. MT/3 p.m. EDT.
  Best management practices to control waterhemp;
  Key practices for resistant Canada fleabane in Eastern Canada;
  Strategies for resistant kochia in Western Canada.
This webinar has been approved for one CCA-CEU credit in crop management.

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From the Editor: Diversifying the toolbox

The coming of March brings spring, which means planting season is right around the corner. This also means the return of weeds, and the continuing battle to manage their presence in fields. Scientists have made some great advancements over the years to stop herbicide resistant weeds in their tracks, and using all the available tools in the toolbox will help slow resistance development and help your crops. » Learn more

Fixing nitrogen fixation in dry bean

University of Manitoba microbiologist Ivan Oresnik’s research usually looks at rhizobia from an academic perspective rather than investigating agricultural applications. After a conversation with Manitoba Agriculture’s provincial pulse specialist Dennis Lange, Oresnik has worked to realize the nitrogen-fixing potential of rhizobial strains and develop more effective, local rhizobial variants with potential benefits to legume crops in general. » Learn more
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China’s Canadian canola ban reaches one-year mark

The one-year anniversary of China’s ban on Canadian canola has come and gone; what does the future hold for canola trade? » Learn more

Manitoba’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers are Andre & Katie Steppler

Manitoba’s regional event, part of the Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer competition, celebrates purebred cattle farmers. » Learn more