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Key takeaways from latest census of agriculture

Here’s one: Since 2011, there are fewer farms, but farms are larger. While total farm area is down, areas dedicated to cropland rose to 93.4 million acres in 2016. The average farm size sat at 820 acres last year.

Summer wildfire risk still high for Prairies

The hottest weather of the summer will focus on Central and Western Canada, leading to an increasing drought as the season progresses. The hot, dry weather will also contribute to a heightened risk of wildfires across the region, especially in July and August, according to AccuWeather.

Five Manitoba commodity associations to merge

The involved organizations include Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, National Sunflower Association of Canada and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association.
Current Issue 1

Management of field crop disease: Past, present and future

In the past, disease management in field crops was largely based on major gene resistance and the use of fungicides. Crop residue was usually buried and we had windbreaks and headlands for natural diversity. Crop rotation was not used primarily for disease management; it was used to make weed management easier. » Read more...
Current issue 2

Exploring the use of bacteria for fighting soybean root rots

Foliar fungicides cannot treat root rots and growers often don’t see the problem until the damage is done. The options currently available don’t always provide effective control. With soybean being such a new crop to the Prairies, there is not yet enough strong genetic resistance available in commercial Prairie varieties. » Read more...

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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Canolapalooza Alberta

June 27, 2017
Location: Lacombe, Alta.
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