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Reseeding: The May option

When growers have canola stands of fewer than four plants per square foot — due to low seeding rates, poor seed survival, insects, crusting, frost, wind, etc. — they grapple with the question whether to reseed. The Canola Council of Canada provides some things to consider before making any decision. >> Read full article

Dr. Keith Downey receives Saskatchewan Order of Merit

Dr. Keith Downey received the 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province’s highest honour, in a ceremony May 24, 2016 in Saskatoon. As a plant breeder, he is associated with the release of 13 rapeseed/canola varieties and five condiment mustard varieties. His work with canola has resulted in the acreage expanding from only a few thousand in the 1950-60s to more than 20 million in 2014 and into a multi‐billion dollar industry for Saskatchewan and Canada. >> Read full article

U of G study finding could transform plant production

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s growth and increased seed production by more than 400 per cent. >> Read full article

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Use caution with foliar fungicides on durum

In Saskatchewan, provincial guidelines recommend spraying fungicides on durum wheat at the flag leaf stage for leaf spots and the flowering stage for Fusarium head blight (FHB), if warranted. But others are also recommending fungicide applications at earlier growth stages on a preventative basis. Yet little evidence existed, until recently, on whether this was a viable practice. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Farming Smarter Plot Hop I

June 9, 2016
Location: Farming Smarter Lethbridge field site, Lethbridge, Alta. >> More Info

Canada's Farm Progress Show

June 15-17, 2016
Location: Regina, Sask. >> More Info

International Year of Pulses Grower Recognition Event

June 16, 2016
Location: Queensbury Convention Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan >> More Info