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PMRA discontinues linuron for field crops

Health Canada has cancelled registration of linuron (a broadleaf and grassy weed herbicide) for field corn, wheat, barley, oats and soybeans, as the health risks were deemed unacceptable.

Ideas for fall crop residue management

Crop residue management is one way to improve soil health. Ian McDonald, OMAFRA crop innovation specialist, discusses the pros, cons and alternatives to fall tillage for residue management.

CP sets new Canadian grain transport record

Canadian Pacific set a new record for shipping Canadian grain and grain products in October, with 3.04 million metric tonnes (MMT) moved – the first time ever CP has exceeded three MMT in a month.
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Featured News 

Advancing tan spot resistance

AAFC cereal pathologist Reem Aboukhaddour’s project on tan spot resistance in durum and winter wheat reveals that some long-standing assumptions about this fungus’s interactions with wheat don’t actually apply to all types of wheat. Tan spot is one of the most destructive foliar diseases of wheat globally, but bread wheat and durum wheat are affected by different disease toxins. » Learn more

IWCA Q&A: Bridging the divide

In this series, catch highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. Peggy Brekveld, vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Agricultural Adaptation Council, emphasizes the importance of building relationships between farming and politics and how being different helps broaden the conversation. » Learn more
Top Crop Summit 

Register today for the Top Crop Summit

Top Crop Manager is excited to present the 2021 Top Crop Summit, a virtual event dedicated to sharing the latest research and strategies to help you prepare for the coming year. Covering a range of topics – from soil health and crop diversification to herbicide resistance and disease updates – the Top Crop Summit will take place virtually on Feb. 23 and 24, 2021. This interactive event will arm you with the tools and information you need to kick off a successful growing season.

Registration is now open – take advantage of the early-bird rate of $69.99 and register today. >> Register Today