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Results of 2020 Ontario cover crop survey now available

The 2020 Ontario Cover Crop Feedback Survey, the largest survey of its kind in Canada based on the number of responses received, displays a snapshot of grower observations from incorporating cover crops into their practice.

AAFC and CFA announce $3 million in Hay West funding

CFA and AAFC announced $3 million of funding for the Hay West 2021 initiative, which will help farmers in Western Canada who are currently suffering from a hay shortage due to the devastating 2021 drought.

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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Andrew Sharpe

Canola pan-genome map for better, more resilient varieties

An international coalition of researchers led by an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist, the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Israeli bioinformatics company NRGene has mapped the canola pan-genome, or its entire set of genes. It’s a major step forward for the canola industry and will lead to advances in breeding, says GIFS’ Andrew Sharpe. » Learn more...
Jatinder Sangha

Upping durum’s dry down game

A short dry down period is a valuable advantage for timely harvesting, reducing the risk of weather damage to the grain, and decreasing the need for practices like applying a pre-harvest desiccant or using a grain dryer. Now Jatinder Sangha, research scientist with AAFC-Swift Current, is leading a research project aimed at helping durum wheat breeders develop varieties with faster dry down potential. » Learn more...