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Updated OMAFRA weed control guide now available

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has released their Guide to Weed Control for field crops for the 2020-21 season, including the most up-to-date information on common problem weeds.

SCCC asks you to soil your undies for National Soil Conservation Week

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada’s (SCCC) annual National Soil Conservation week, running April 19-26, provides an opportunity to consider the health of your soil and ways to improve it.

The business end of farming

Closing a farm business is never an easy choice to make, but sometimes it’s the right one. Lyle Benjamin, wheat and barley grower and past president of the Montana Grain Growers Association, discusses his decision and the importance of community.
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Featured News 

Limiting lodging in oat

Lodging affects oat crops more seriously than any other cereal. A study led by Bao-Luo Ma, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, examined the effect of nitrogen fertilizer rates on lodging and yields in various oat varieties at sites in Ottawa, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Ma’s team noted that the results were site-specific, so best management practices must consider regional requirements. » Learn more

From the Editor: Spotlight on influential women

In March 2020, Top Crop Manager and the other agricultural magazines at Annex Business Media unveiled the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture program to honour six women for their innovative agricultural work. It’s important to recognize the contributions women make in agriculture today, but also to understand that women have always been an integral part of agricultural success. » Learn more

Plant growth regulators

In the third episode of our Inputs series providing exclusive coverage of the Plant Health Summit, Sheri Strydhorst, an agronomic research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and Amy Mangin, a PhD student at the University of Manitoba researching intensive spring wheat agronomy, discuss crop lodging, plant growth regulators and the complex factors to consider in deciding when (and if) to use them.
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New Alberta agriculture research group on the RDAR

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is a new research organization in the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, focusing on farmer-led research. » Learn more

Managing unharvested crops in the springtime

The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association has created a list of considerations to assist farmers in deciding how (and whether) to manage last year’s unharvested crops. » Learn more