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New pest species found in Prairie canola

Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, along with colleagues at the University of Guelph, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, have found a new insect damaging canola in northeastern Saskatchewan and east-central Alberta.

Bean beetles show signs of the ‘Olympic Village effect’

Generations of beetles born on the leading edge of an invasion are far more able to push on than those born farther back, report scientists. Called the “Olympic Village effect,” it’s known by scientists as the assumption that, were Olympians to reproduce during the Games, their offspring would likely carry forward evolutionary advantages for strength and agility.

New forage program for Prairie producers

A new forage program from Ducks Unlimited Canada and Crop Production Services provides cash-back incentives on all Proven Seed forage seed purchases when producers convert cultivated land to hay or pastureland.
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Fighting cereal aphids with your smartphone

Our enemy’s enemy is our friend. That’s the idea behind a calculator being developed to help Prairie cereal growers make decisions on whether to apply insecticides. In this case, our enemies are the various aphid species that infest cereal crops. If aphid populations are high during a sensitive crop stage, these delicate little insects can make a big dent in cereal yields. » Read more...
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Small-scale clubroot eradication?

In Western Canada, clubroot in canola is a serious problem. In Alberta alone, infestations have been identified in more than 2,000 fields across several municipalities. Although clubroot represents a potentially serious threat to canola production in Saskatchewan, so far only a few isolated infestations have been identified. Industry approached researchers to see if there might be an option for controlling clubroot in these small areas. » Read more...

Field Crop Disease Summit

Feb. 21-22, 2017
Location: Saskatoon
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Family, Farm and Finances

Feb. 14, 2017
Location: Winnipeg
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CropConnect Conference

Feb. 15-16, 2017
Location: Winnipeg
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