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November 22, 2018
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Canada and Manitoba announce support for four diversification research centres

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide $3 million in funding over five years to support four diversification centres and their farmer-focused applied research projects. The centres include Prairies East Sustainable Agriculture Initiative, Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization, Parkland Crop Diversification Centre and Manitoba Horticulture Productivity Enhancement Centre.

New online resource helps growers manage resistance

Manage Resistance Now is an online resource to help growers minimize the development of herbicide, fungicide and insecticide resistance on their farms. The site provides a combination of cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical control measures to curb resistances and shares firsthand experiences from growers, crop advisors and researchers.

Webinar: Corn season in review

In the second of Top Crop Manager’s webinar series, OMAFRA’s Ben Rosser and Manitoba Corn Growers’ Morgan Cott will discuss problems faced by corn producers in 2018 and what can be done looking ahead to next year. Registration is now open.
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New frontiers for canola meal

Canola’s value lies in its oil while canola meal has traditionally been considered a byproduct suitable only for animal feed. This might change with the start of a new research project, which aims to boost the protein content and quality of canola meal, turning this byproduct into a high value co-product of canola oil and perhaps also a food product for human consumption. » Learn more

Use bin-run soybeans at your own risk

The patent on the first-generation Roundup Ready soybean trait expired in 2011, leaving the temptation for growers to save their own seed or purchase bin-run seed from others. However, old bin-run soybeans seed yielded about five bushels per acre less than the new, most popular varieties and comes with agronomic and legal implications. » Learn more

Prairie Cereals Summit

Dec. 12-13
Banff, Atla.
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