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Health Canada proposes plan to phase out two neonicotinoids

While still subject to a 90-day consultation period, Health Canada announced its proposal to phase out clothianidin and thiamethoxam over the next three to five years, citing harm to aquatic insects.

Clubroot in Manitoba and scouting canola

Manitoba Agriculture’s most recent clubroot distribution map shows an increase in clubroot symptoms observed. Increasingly tighter canola rotations allow the disease to propagate but experts say longer rotations and early scouting can help keep clubroot away.

Flax industry ready to build on crop’s potential

The Flax Council of Canada is back after a period of uncertainty and will operate under a revised structure where services to the flax industry will be provided through partnerships with like-minded operations.
Photo Contest

Top Crop Manager’s 2018 Cover Photo Contest

Your photo could be featured on the cover of our December issue, our national edition that is distributed to farmers across Canada. Share what makes up your Top Crop - the challenges, successes and the ins and outs of your cropping season. Show us your picturesque fields, the pesky insects you found this year, or your best photos from seeding and harvest. Photos will be accepted until October 24, 2018. Keep an eye out for additional prizes from our sponsor Meridian Manufacturing. » Submit your photos here
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Volunteer Canola

Economic and biological implications of volunteer canola in soybean

Researchers have identified weaknesses in volunteer canola that can be exploited to manage this weed and have developed management strategies to help producers grow soybean crops in rotation effectively and profitably. » Learn more
Stril till

Strip till in soybeans

Reducing the amount of tillage passes to prepare the seedbed can reduce input costs and save time, but questions arise regarding the impact on soil temperature, crop growth, maturity and yield. Patrick Walther at the University of Manitoba compared different tillage systems on corn stubble to see if strip till has a fit in Manitoba. » Learn more