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Ag safety week returns

This year Canadian Agricultural Safety Week organizers want to empower farm families with the information they need to help keep everyone safe on the farm while preserving the farming lifestyle. The campaign runs from March 12 to 18, but farm safety is important all year long.

Farmers urged to control seed treatment dust

Research by Art Schaafsma has confirmed that seed treatment dust from planters is responsible for most seed treatment chemical escapes into the surrounding environment. Based on the research, Schaafsma identified five recommendations.

Understanding how plants grow

Researchers at the University of California – Los Angeles have developed a mathematical equation for leaf mass area that will help to determine what drives plant behaviours based on their cells. The research has important implications as plants adapt to a warming environment.
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Current Issue 

Biofortified pulse crops on the way

Tom Warkentin, a breeder at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre, is working on a project focusing on breeding peas with increased availability of the micronutrient iron, as well as zinc, selenium and potassium. Iron is a key component in what’s often called “hidden hunger,” a deficiency in vitamins and minerals. » Read more
Weed control

Pulse weed controls: no simple solution

Weed control challenges are becoming even more difficult as the number of herbicide-resistant weeds in pulse crops continues to grow. With more than 60 unique cases of herbicide resistance identified in Canada, the challenges will become even more daunting in the future. » Read more

Direct Farm Marketing Conference

March 10-11, 2017
Location: Morden, Man.
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Midwest Cover Crops Council 2017 Conference

March 15, 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Manitoba CanoLAB

March 15-16, 2017
Location: Dauphin, Man.
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