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March 21, 2019

Government of Canada helps the wheat sector increase export market share

The Canadian government will invest up to $6.2 million to help the Canadian International Grains Institute expand the market for Canadian wheat through technical support, market research, and customized training for customers and commercial partners in over 50 countries.

Wheat-based biofuels facility set for construction in Alberta

Strathmore, Alta., less than an hour east of Calgary, is the chosen site of a new $285-million construction project that will see first-of-its-kind wheat-based biofuels facility producing denatured ethanol, biogas, and electricity.

Video: Marla Riekman breaks down compaction and salinity problems

Marla Riekman presented on wet/dry soil problems and what needs to be done at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our third Speaker Spotlight video, Riekman breaks down the major factors contributing to compaction and salinity, and ways to manage both.
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When you seed your InVigor® hybrid canola this season, aiming for a target plant population of 5-7 plants/ft2 can help you optimize the yield, performance and consistency of your crop. Just a few adjustments to your current practices, such as calibrating your seeding rate based on Thousand Seed Weight (TSW), can help ensure that every plant counts at harvest.

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Beneficial impacts

Are pulses like lentils or peas part of the rotation? RResearch out of Swift Current, Sask., reveals that lentil can enhance the productivity of fields suffering from lack of water or nutrients. Ideally suited to semiarid areas, one study showed that lentil-based cropping systems have the potential to boost total grain production by an average of 30 per cent. » Learn more

Malting barley for northern Ontario

Almost all the Canadian breeding work on malting quality is being done in the west, but several organizations are looking into the potential to expand the crop in the east. Northern Ontario is almost parallel to Western Canada, so western varieties of malt barley tend to do well. With a favourable market situation, agronomic research is being done to help this crop grow more popular in the north. » Learn more
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Start the year off right with optimal seeding rates

Producers don’t typically think in terms of plant population per square foot when seeding canola – but they should, according to industry experts. » Read more
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Alberta Agriculture Job Fair

April 16
Lethbridge, Alta.
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