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Clubroot confirmed in northwest Saskatchewan

“We’ve been advised that one new field in the northwest region of the province is heavily infested with clubroot,” says Janice Tranberg, executive director of SaskCanola. “SaskCanola is working … to reinforce producer awareness of the clubroot management fundamentals.”

Deveron expands drone data collection

Deveron UAS Corp. reports that a trial program of drone data collection for one of Canada's largest and most progressive agricultural producers has commenced. The drone data collected by Deveron, specifically focused on higher-value crops, will be used to support its customer's research opportunities in both Western and Atlantic Canada.

Succession success: Dusty Zamecnick of EZ Grow Farms

Before going off to university, Dusty Zamecnick was fed the typical line many farm kids hear: The farm will be here for you. “But that’s a weird [concept] to think about because if you try something different and it doesn’t work out, then it’s: ‘I guess I’ll go back to the farm.’ I hate that [negative] connotation, because what [I’m] doing now, I can’t ever consider that a fall back.”
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Enhanced efficiency fertilizers one key to emission reductions

Like it or not, Canada has committed to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, and the implementation will affect farmers. Part of GHG mitigation will certainly revolve around reducing nitrogen fertilizer losses. “Farmers already have production challenges with growing crops, and this will add another layer of complexity...We don’t know yet how it is going to impact at the farm level,” says Mario Tenuta, a soil scientist at the University of Manitoba. » Read more...
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Best fungicides and application timings for pasmo control in flax

Building off several research studies over the last decade, research scientist Cecil Vera at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Melfort, Sask., wanted to narrow down the fungicide application window for control of pasmo disease in flax and investigate the effectiveness of fungicides in reducing the impacts of the disease. » Read more...

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 12-14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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Precision Agriculture Conference

October 25, 2017
Location: Saskatoon
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