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Record soybean, canola acres seeded in Canada

Canadian producers reported seeding record areas of canola and soybeans, with canola reaching a record high of 22.8 million acres in 2017 (up 12.1 per cent from 2016), while the total area seeded to soybeans rose to 7.3 million acres in 2017, up 33.2 per cent from 2016.

Canadian study finds honeybees exposed to neonics die sooner

Researchers were also surprised to find that the neonicotinoid-contaminated pollen collected by the honeybees came not from crops grown from neonic-treated seeds, but from plants growing in areas adjacent to those crops.

Link between plant nitrogen uptake and reduction in emissions discovered

Research findings out of Purdue University indicate corn management processes contributing to optimal levels of plant nitrogen uptake could result in fewer nitrous oxide emissions, long identified as one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
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The battle for supremacy in wheat-Fusarium interactions

Fusarium head blight (FHB) caused by Fusarium graminearum is the most important wheat disease. FHB also infects barley and is a problem in malt barley production. With increasing corn acreage in Manitoba, there is a greater incidence of ear rot cause by F. graminearum as well. There has been an emergence of new Fusarium populations and shifts in existing populations since 2000. » Read more...
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Control options for Japanese and downy brome

Hard to identify and distinguish from one another, the annual grasses compete with winter wheat and fall rye because their growth habits are similar. Downy brome densities of 50 to 100 plants per square metre that emerge within three weeks of the crop can reduce winter wheat yields by 30 to 40 per cent. Both downy brome and Japanese brome are classified as noxious weeds in Alberta. » Read more...

Global 4-H Summit

July 11-14, 2017
Location: Ottawa
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Ag in Motion Outdoor Farm Expo

July 18-20, 2017
Location: Saskatoon
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