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Changes to grain grading

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced grain grading changes for the 2017 to 2018 crop year in Western Canada, taking effect August 1, 2017. The modifications include changing the tolerance for grasshopper and armyworm damage in certain wheat classes.

Crop residue burning permitted in Manitoba

Manitoba agriculture reminds producers who choose to burn crop residue that authorization is required from Aug. 1st to Nov. 15th. Daily authorizations are issued by 11 a.m. based on weather and smoke dispersion conditions. Growers are reminded that that night burning continues to be banned year-round.

Viewing succession as a process

As Darrell Wade, founder of Farm Life Financial Planning Group and a certified member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, explains in our Q+A, a good succession plan requires lots of different pieces that must be put in place over time to ensure the business survives for generations to come.
Current Issue 1

Optimizing P fertilization practices for soybeans in Manitoba

As the acreage of soybeans continues to expand in Manitoba, developing beneficial management practices for soybean cropping systems is a priority. One of the questions surrounds nutrient management strategies for soybean, and in particular, yield responses to phosphorus (P) fertilizer. » Read more...
Current issue 2

Success intercropping chickpea and flax in Saskatchewan

For the past few years, researchers and growers in southern Saskatchewan have been trialing intercropping. The first intercrops were with chickpea and flax, but this year some other intercrops are being investigated. » Read more...

Saskatchewan Sunflower Field Day

August 10, 2017
Location: Indian Head, Sask.
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Alberta Open Farm Days

August 19-20, 2017
Various locations
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 12-14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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