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AgAnnex Talks IWCA #3

Hot, dry conditions having severe impacts on some Ontario field crops

Corn and soybeans have closed canopy and are experiencing rapid growth with the intense heat, which is also leaving many field crops across the province showing signs of moisture stress.

Newfoundland and Labrador invest $13 million in agriculture sector

On June 19, the Newfoundland and Labrador government announced nearly $13 million in funding to create jobs in the agriculture sector, assist farmers and producers and support employment in rural communities.

How to prepare for and avoid harvest fires

The recent dry, hot weather in Ontario has created the conditions for increased risk of field and harvest fires. With wheat harvest underway in some parts of the province, here are some tips for fire prevention and preparedness.
Featured News 

Maximizing fungicide use

Herbicide spraying is easy – at least, according to Tom Wolf, owner of AgriMetrix Research and Training. Fungicide spraying presents additional challenges – denser canopies, numerous variables caused by nozzles, boom height and environmental factors, and coverage. Add in that each crop has its own peculiarities and it becomes clear that there’s no silver bullet for fungicide spraying. » Learn more

Advancing cold hardiness of winter wheat and rye

Overwintering survival of winter wheat can limit the crop as an option for some growers. Cold hardiness is a complex trait that is heavily influenced by a variety of environmental factors, but many researchers are trying to improve this trait in winter wheat and rye – including Karen Tanino, University of Saskatchewan professor, and her research on the critical wheat crown organ. » Learn more

Saskatchewan to go ahead with $4-billion irrigation project

The Saskatchewan Premier recently announced a project using the waters of Lake Diefenbaker to double irrigable land in Saskatchewan. » Read more

Four positions available on SaskCanola board, nominations open

Nominations are open to fill four positions on SaskCanola’s eight-member Board of Directors. » Read more

Manitoba Crop Alliance receives check-off designation

The MCA will now collect mandatory check-offs from all sales of wheat, barley, sunflowers, corn and flax in Manitoba. » Read more