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December 20, 2018
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Breaking down DON, drought and the 2018 corn season

Morgan Cott, field agronomist with the Manitoba Corn Growers Association and Ben Rosser, Ontario corn specialist, break down the corn season and answer grower questions about dealing with drought, fungicide applications, unworked fields, crop rotations and the future of corn in Western Canada.

Why is it good to have the ground covered by snow?

One of snow’s major jobs is to serve as a natural blanket, or insulator. Bare soils are defenseless, as they have no protection from wind, rain and runoff. But snow’s effectiveness depends on the amount that collects before the weather gets too cold.

Government launches innovation funding competition for ag sector

The Government of Canada has launched an innovation funding competition to fund national-scale initiatives in automation and digital technology in the agriculture sector. Partnerships developing solutions, such as precision agriculture platforms, interconnected software and hardware, artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain, are encouraged to apply.
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Ready, set, go

In the past, canola growers have been advised to plant slowly to achieve precise seed placement. But now, the message is changing more than ever, as high-speed planters are garnering more interest. Moving to a planter system in a no-till or min-till system may be holding producers back, as it could mean having to set up different ways of managing fertilizer and trash. But for growers who are considering a high-speed planter for canola, there are a few key considerations. » Learn more

Zeroing in on the right N rate

Too much? Too little? A precision ag tool, developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, helps get nitrogen rates just right. Research shows soil type and weather conditions have the greatest impact on how much nitrogen grain corn needs. Taking into account these variables can help producers prevent under- or over-application of nitrogen. » Learn more


Jan. 15-16
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Manitoba Ag Days

Jan. 22-24
Brandon, Man.
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