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StatsCan: Lower yields in all principal field crops except grain corn in 2021

Canadian farmers produced more grain corn but less wheat, canola, barley, soybeans and oats in 2021 compared with 2020. Lower yields were driven largely by drought conditions in Western Canada, resulting in lower production.

OMAFRA: Adverse weather damaged cereal crop harvest

Hot, dry conditions advanced the wheat crop more quickly and shortened the grain fill period. At the end of June, much of Ontario experienced a significant thunderstorm that resulted in the wheat lodging in many fields.

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.
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Tapping into an emerging potential

A recently completed project has taken some key steps in an intriguing approach towards fortifying canola’s ability to withstand stress. The idea is to enhance canola’s natural defences by modifying its waxy outer layer. AAFC’s Mark Smith, who led this project, says there is a lot of potential to use genetics and breeding to modify the wax layer, but this concept hasn’t been explored in much detail until recently. » Learn more...
Winter wheat

Successful winter wheat stand establishment

How late can you seed? How much nitrogen fertilizer to put down with the seed, if any? Is spring broadcast N efficient? These are some of the questions farmers consider when seeding winter wheat in the fall. The answers very much depend on where you farm and how much risk you can tolerate. Demonstration projects in Saskatchewan have built upon previous research to help provide some answers. » Learn more...
Inputs: The Podcsat

Investigating Manitoba’s top insects of 2021

High temperatures and limited soil moisture in precipitation created the perfect storm for many insect pests on the Prairies this year. As John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, notes in this episode, grasshoppers and flea beetles were two of the most prominent insects found in the province this year. Beneficial insects were welcomed in many fields this year, but there were some unpleasant surprises as well. » Listen now