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More than $1.6 million for research in Manitoba

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $1.6 million in eight research projects dealing with a wide range of issues facing crop producers.
The projects include reducing the contamination caused by Fusarium head blight in wheat and identifying and cloning wheat genes responsible for higher yields and resistance to a variety of environmental stressors.

Spring flooding risk for Prairies

The changing of the seasons will bring the risk of flooding across part of the Canadian Prairies, especially as temperatures rise later in the season. Winnipeg and Regina are among the areas that could be at risk for spring flooding. A wetter-than-normal spring can exacerbate flooding issues in this region.

New seed program launches

The Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) has launched its Better Seed, Better Life program in an effort to engage with Canadians on the role of seed as the foundation for the foods and drinks we enjoy, the clothes we wear and the fuel in our cars. The program is based on materials created by the American Seed Trade Association and is a collaborative effort between the two groups.
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Camelina responds well to nitrogen

Two field experiments were conducted in Saskatchewan and Alberta to determine the effect of nitrogen (N) fertilizer application on camelina plant establishment, seed and straw yield, total N uptake in seed and straw, seed oil and protein concentration, N fertilizer use efficiency and per cent recovery of applied N in seed. » Read more
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Pea and lentil improve profitability and energy use efficiency in rotations

While canola-wheat rotations have been prominent on the Prairies over the last few years, the question must be asked: at what cost? There is no doubt high canola prices have driven tight rotations, but a three-year rotation with pulse crops can be the most profitable and energy efficient approach. » Read more

Ag Expo

March 1-3, 2017
Location: Lethbridge, Alta.
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Canola Council’s 50th Convention

March 7-9, 2017
Location: Winnipeg
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Midwest Cover Crops Council 2017 Conference

March 15, 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
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