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New internal trade agreement outlined

The federal government has announced a new trade agreement. The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will take effect on July 1, Canada's 150th anniversary, and will replace the existing Agreement on Internal Trade, which has been in place since 1995.

Healthy soil? Bury some undies and find out

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is encouraging the Canadian public to play in the dirt in honour of National Soil Conservation Week, kicking off April 16. The “Soil Your Undies” experiment provides an indication of how healthy your soil is. A couple of months after burial, there shouldn't be much left of your undies if there is good biological activity in your soil.

Microbes that make their own fertilizer

Industrial fertilizers help feed billions of people every year, but they remain beyond the reach of many of the world’s poorest farmers. Now, researchers have engineered microbes that, when added to soil, make fertilizer on demand.
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Current Issue 1

Insect update and forecast

Entomologists and an insect specialist chat about what producers can expect for pests this upcoming growing season. Pea aphid, pea leaf weevil, armyworms, wheat midge, wheat stem sawfly, lygus bug, swede midge, bertha armyworm, cabbage seedpod weevil, flea beetle, aphids, grasshoppers and cutworms are all covered in our summary. » Read more...
Current issue 2

Benefits of surface crop residue

Even though the last decade has seen more challenges with excess moisture than lack of moisture, for some growers the start of the growing season in 2016 was a reminder that dry conditions are never far off. With that in mind, a review of several research studies reinforces the value of surface residue on root heat stress and crop yield. » Read more...
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Early Weed Removal

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Canolapalooza Saskatchewan

June 20, 2017
Location: Saskatoon
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Canada’s Farm Progress Show

June 21-23, 2017
Location: Regina
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Canolapalooza Manitoba

June 22, 2017
Location: Portage la Prairie, Man.
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