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CFA calls for renewal of grain transport systems

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is urging federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau to commit to meeting with western farm leaders to hear their concerns about grain transportation. >> Read full article

Bridging the Gap: Step Up to Succession

Farm Management Canada has launched an enhanced version of its former Step Up mentorship program to help bridge the gap between generations of farmers and provide Canada's future farmers with the best chance for success. >> Read full article

Prairie farmers expected to benefit from changing climate

Farmers on the Canadian Prairies are "literally" the only agricultural winners on the planet as a result of global warming, according to an economist studying global food supply. >> Read full article

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Field Crop Disease Summit

Wheat-Fusarium interactions and blackleg in canola

With major impacts on crops across the Prairies, Fusarium and blackleg are two of the most problematic diseases facing Western Canadian producers.

In the first part of his presentation, Dr. Dilantha Fernando will discuss new facets of Fusarium, including DON3G, the rapid increase of 3A-DON, and Nivalenol, a toxin more potent than DON.

In the second half of his presentation, Fernando will present some novel methods of identifying resistance in canola, explore key pathogenicity genes in blackleg, and explain how cloning key resistance genes and avirulence genes offers a rapid method of identification for breeders and the seed industry. >> Learn More

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Comparing canola harvesting systems

For growers considering direct-cut harvesting canola, there are many factors that play a role. Researchers in Saskatchewan are trying to provide growers with more information in a three-year project comparing the effectiveness of three different direct-cut header types (draper, rigid auger, and extended knife auger [Varifeed]) with windrowing treatments, focusing on header loss and performance.

Initiated in 2014, preliminary results from the first two years of the project are showing similar trends, which researchers expect to be able to confirm at the end of the 2016 crop season. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

10th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop

Oct. 25-28, 2016
Location: Winnipeg >> More Info

Canola Discovery Forum

Oct. 25-27, 2016
Location: Winnipeg >> More Info

Field Crop Disease Summit

Feb. 21-22, 2017
Location: Saskatoon >> More Info