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Canada invests more than $12 million in canola sector

Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, announced this week an investment of up to $12.1 million in funding to the Canola Council of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The cluster will focus on advancing the growth and profitability of the sector through innovative and sustainable approaches to creating new and improved products.

Barley production on the rise; canola and soybean production down

Farmers in Canada anticipate increased barley production compared to 2017, while production of canola, wheat, soybeans, corn for grain, and oats are all expected to decline, according to Statistics Canada's July farm survey on field crop production.

Six things that make a difference to a winter wheat crop

Ken Gross, an agronomist with the Western Winter Wheat Initiative, shares practices that can impact the success of a winter wheat crop like seed treatments, seed depth and nitrogen application timing.
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Glyphosate-resistant weeds in Ontario

Ontario is home to four of the six glyphosate-resistant weeds in Canada, and Peter Sikkema, professor at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, remembers the day glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane was found in Ontario. Sikkema explains how to control these resistant weeds across crops and glyphosate stewardship. » Learn more

Exploring Group 4 resistance

Group 4 herbicides, like dicamba and 2,4-D, are the third most used mode of action. It’s often stated that Group 4 synthetic auxin herbicides have a lower incidence of resistance, with only a couple of reported resistant species, most notably kochia and waterhemp. But as the use of herbicides in this group increase, that may change. » Learn more

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Sept. 11-13
Woodstock, Ont.
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Canola Discovery Forum

Oct. 22-23
Banff, Alta.
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EIMA International

Nov. 7-11
Bologna, Italy
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