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January 10, 2019

China grants regulatory approval of TruFlex canola with Roundup Ready Technology

Seed options have expanded for Canadian and U.S. producers following China’s approval of canola traits developed using biotechnology. Producers will now have access to Bayer’s TruFlex canola for the 2019 plant season.

What to consider when marketing green seed canola

Harvested canola samples in 2018 contained variable levels of green seed. Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, looks at what producers should consider when marketing their crop.

Preventing phosphorus losses over the winter

Manure application requires extra attention to prevent phosphorus losses, especially during winter and snow melt conditions. There are several practices that reduce the risk of P loss from manure, including avoiding winter application altogether and incorporating the manure.
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Intensive wheat management

Wheat is an important crop in rotation, but has declined in profitability and popularity relative to oilseeds and pulses in the Prairies. Because wheat is often responsive to management intensification, researchers in Saskatchewan are finding out if it pays to use an intensive management system to make wheat more than just a break-even crop in rotation. » Learn more

Dryland corn production in southern Alberta

Irrigated corn has been a mainstay in southern Alberta, but as corn breeders push the maturity barriers lower, corn has become more appealing to dryland farmers. Researchers are piecing together row spacing, seeding rate, nitrogen fertility, tillage and crop rotations for dryland corn with impressive results. » Learn more
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ESN Myth: ESN releases nitrogen when the coating breaks down in the soil

ESN’s coating encapsulates a soluble nitrogen fertilizer. The coating forms a protective barrier that acts as a semi-permeable membrane surrounding the fertilizer granule. Molecular-size pores in the polymer coating allow water to enter the granule, dissolving the soluble fertilizer which then diffuses out through the coating into the soil. The rate of the process is controlled by soil temperature. » Continue Reading.

ESN Myth: ESN cannot release quickly enough when applied to a growing crop

ESN performs excellently as a top-dress application in many crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton, potatoes, winter wheat, and others, depending on geography, soil and environmental conditions. Because later applications, such as top-dressing corn, are made in warmer temperatures, ESN’s release will accelerate more quickly. » Discover the truth behind the leading controlled-release nitrogen here.

Agronomy Update

Jan. 15-16
Location: Lethbridge, Atla.
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Jan. 15-16
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Manitoba Ag Days

Jan. 22-24
Brandon, Man.
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