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Soy Canada seeks industry input

Soy Canada is developing a comprehensive strategic market readiness plan for the industry - the first plan of this kind to involve the entire soybean value chain, including plant breeders, growers, exporters, processors and other value-chain partners.

Improvements to AgriInsurance for 2018

Manitoba farmers will continue to benefit from expanded, comprehensive coverage through AgriInsurance in the upcoming year.

Youth initiative now accepting applications

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay recently announced that the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative is now taking applications for 2018.
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Research raises economic threshold for lygus bugs

The yield potential of hybrid canola continues to push higher, begging the question of whether economic thresholds for lygus bug developed in the 1990s are still valid today. With more vigorously growing crops, higher yield and relatively high canola prices, new research has found the current economic threshold level of approximately one lygus bug per sweep to be too low. » Read more...
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Effectiveness of different sulphur fertilizer forms

Sulphur fertilizer’s form, such as elemental sulphur, gypsum or ammonium sulphate, affects its behaviour in the soil and its availability to the plant. Factors such as soil and crop type, weather conditions and timing all come into play. A Saskatchewan study has evaluated the effectiveness of different sulphur fertilizer forms under various conditions, providing useful information for crop growers. » Read more...
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AGI announces additions

Ag Growth International Inc. recently announced it has acquired CMC Industrial Electronics and Junge Control Inc. » Read more...

Mealworms may turn infected wheat into cash

Fusarium fungus contamination in wheat caused more than $1 billion in economic losses in Canada in 2016, affecting almost 80 per cent of Saskatchewan and Manitoba cereal crops and leaving farmers scratching their heads about how to dispose of tonnes of worthless wheat. » Read more...

It’s ‘Go Time’ for Arylex Active and the Go4Arylex Contest

The GO4Arylex contest launched at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show and concludes October 31. » Read more...

2018 Herbicide Resistance Summit

February 27-28
Saskatoon, Sask.
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January 30 - February 1
Edmonton, Alta.
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