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Manitoba crops benefitting from warmer weather

Warmer and drier weather conditions were welcomed by Manitoba producers over the past week. According to the Manitoba crop report, all crop types, particularly the warm season crops including grain corn and soybeans, are benefiting from the warmer weather. >> Read full article

Drought, deluge, drought, deluge…

In recent decades, Prairie producers have taken steps – such as using minimum tillage, improving water supplies for livestock, and storing extra feed – that enable them to survive short droughts. But the Prairie climate in the coming decades could include droughts that last five, 10 or more years, as well as extreme swings between really wet and really dry conditions. >> Read full article

Winners of the Excellence Award for Ag Students

Farm Management Canada and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs have announced the selection of the winners of the 2015-2016 Excellence Award for Ag Students Competition. >> Read full article

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What can we learn from the loss of the world’s greatest herbicide?

What can we learn from the loss of the world’s greatest herbicide?

Glyphosate resistance has caused an increase of about $40 to $50 per acre in weed control systems in Arkansas. According to Jason Norsworthy, professor and endowed chair of weed science at the University of Arkansas, those herbicide costs are directly driven as a result of the resistance issues they’re dealing with, including reduced harvest efficiency, complete crop loss and even loss of the family farm. “Here’s how we got into the situation that we’re in: In the U.S., corn acreage is 89 million acres, and 89 per cent of this is Roundup Ready. We have 85 million acres of soybean and 94 per cent is herbicide-resistant; and of that, 89 per cent of these acres would be Roundup Ready.” >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Seed Trade Annual Meeting

July 10-12, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info

Farming Smarter Medicine Hat Field Tour

July 14, 2016
Location: Farming Smarter Medicine Hat site >> More Info

CSIDC Annual Irrigation Field Day

July 14,2016
Location: Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC), 901 McKenzie Street South, Outlook, SK >> More Info