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Corn rootworm pressure high in Ontario

Some fields in Ontario are seeing corn rootworm damage in resistant crops, prompting OMAFRA specialists to recommend corn growers scout their crops and consider alternatives for next year.

Health Canada approves Omega-3 Canola in Canada

On July 30, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed that the DHA canola products produced by Nuseed Americas Inc. are safe for human and animal consumption.

New soybean inoculant launched by Lallemand Plant Care

Lalfix ProYield Liquid Soybean is a liquid soybean inoculant that combines two strains of nitrogen-fixing bacteria and an active ingredient that stimulates root and root hair development.
Inputs: The Podcast 

Using crop scripting tools to streamline your season

There are so many variables in a cropping season, and when it comes to your inputs, a precision application can be beneficial in more ways than one. As Andria Karstens, field product specialist for Western Canada with Climate FieldView, explains in this episode, crop scripting and targeted applications can answer lots of the common questions that growers ask every year and streamline your process from one year to the next. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

Fusarium head blight in organic cereal crops

Fusarium head blight can be a serious problem in cereal crops, reducing germination, seedling vigour and grain yield, and causing quality downgrading and accumulation of mycotoxins. Myriam Fernandez, a research scientist with AAFC in Swift Current, Sask., has worked on a project since 2017 examining the association between FHB levels and pathogens involved under different agronomic practices. » Learn more

Let them eat quinoa

Quinoa has expanded its presence on the Prairies since it was first grown in Saskatchewan in the early nineties. One challenge growers started experiencing in 2016 and 2017 was extensive unidentified insect damage. Boyd Mori, assistant professor of entomology at the University of Alberta, led a research project in 2018-19 to identify quinoa’s insect pests and how to manage them. » Learn more
Sponsored Content 

Early season weed control with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System: Get ahead of weeds and stay there

“Growers are generally very happy with Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans and that’s a great thing,” says Andrew Chisholm, Trait and Trait Launch Manager with Bayer. “But I think they’d be even happier with the Roundup Ready Xtend® Crop System and the additional benefits it can bring to their business.” He explains that the system is made up of two components: Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans plus two enhanced chemistry options. » Learn More

SPG dealing with pulse diseases

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has received reports of root rot in pea and lentils and an unidentified chickpea issue. » Read more

Manitoba plant protein production receives governmental support

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest up to $2.5 million to support Merit Functional Foods’ new plant protein production facility. » Read more

Warm, dry conditions on the Prairies speed crop growth

Conditions on the Prairies in early August led to increased growth for crops, sometimes to a damaging degree. » Read more