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OMAFRA: 2021 canola season summary

According to OMAFRA, 33,000 acres of spring canola were seeded in 2021. Approximately 4,800 acres of winter canola were seeded in fall 2020, whereas more than 10,000 acres were seeded this fall.

The Summit Sweepstakes return for the 2022 Top Crop Summit

The Top Crop Summit returns virtually on Feb. 16 and 23, 2022. To celebrate the month of December, we’re giving away 40 free passes that will give you access to both the East- and West-centric presentations.

GOC funds growth of pulse and special crops markets

Investments will support international marketing activities to find foreign buyers, improve performance of transportation networks and reduce the risks posed by international trade barriers.
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Top Crop Summit

Register today for the Top Crop Summit

As humans, the number of decisions we need to make each day is seemingly endless. Apply that to decision-making on the farm and the options can be overwhelming. But when it comes to learning more from top Canadian agronomy experts at an affordable price. . . well, that’s a no-brainer.

Join your fellow farmers, agronomists and crop consultants virtually at the 2022 Top Crop Summit. With an agenda curated for farmers in Eastern Canada on Feb. 16, and Western Canada on Feb. 23, there’s something for everyone – and CEU credits for both days are pending approval.

Visit topcropsummit.com for the full agenda and more details, and register today to take advantage of the early bird rate: $39.99 for a single day pass, or an all-access ticket for just $64.99.
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Featured News 
Fixing the beans

Breeding to improve nitrogen fixation in common bean

In his lab at the University of Guelph, Karl Peter Pauls, a professor in the department of plant agriculture, is constantly identifying molecular markers for disease resistance and improved yield in a variety of crops, including corn, tomatoes and common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Most of Pauls’ efforts are geared at developing new and better dry bean varieties through breeding. » Learn more...
Canola seed size

Determining optimal canola seed size

Seeding rates to optimize canola yield potential are influenced by various management and environmental factors. Researchers and industry – including IHARF’s Christiane Catellier – are trying to address whether seed size and hybrid variety can influence the optimal seeding rate to achieve the recommended plant population density and maximize yield potential. » Learn more...