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Western farmers wait for changes to grain rail transportation

After a recent meeting with federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAuley and federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, several farm groups are waiting to hear about a long-term plan for grain transportation in Canada. >> Read full article

Developing ergot-resistant cereals

Over the past 15 years, ergot has shifted from being a sporadic, localized problem to a widespread disease issue for Prairie cereal growers. As a result, ergot research has become a rising priority for researchers and producer-driven research funding agencies. >> Read full article

U.S. snatches market share in wheat

The United States will capture a higher share of the global wheat market this season, thanks to poor weather seen in Canada and France. >> Read full article

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Field Crop Summit

Seed testing to prevent diseases in pulse crops

In 2015, the Regional Pulse Crop Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman, Mo., tested seed submitted for nine fungal species. Results showed a particularly high incidence of Alternaria spp. on pea, plus additional pathogens including botrytis, sclerotinia, Fusarium, and Stemphylium,

This year, pulse crop acreage in Montana increased to more than one million acres, many of which were planted to peas, lentils or chickpea for the first time.

At the 2017 Field Crop Disease Summit, Dr. Mary Burrows of Montana State University will describe how diagnostics, early detection and rapid response to plant diseases will help sustain the industry and provide priorities for education and extension activities.

The event has been approved for eight CCA-CEU credits.
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 Event Calendar 

National Environmental Farm Plan Summit

Nov. 1-2, 2016
Location: Ottawa >> More Info

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Nov. 23-24, 2016
Location: Calgary >> More Info

Manitoba Agronomists Conference

Dec. 14-15, 2016
Location: Winnipeg >> More Info

Field Crop Disease Summit

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