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May 2, 2019

Government boosts loan supports to support Canadian canola producers

The Canadian Government announced the loan limit under the Advance Payments Program will increase to $1 million, up from $400,000, for 2019, in response to the ongoing canola trade dispute with China.

Canadian farmland values steadily climb in 2018

Across Canada, the average value of farmland increased by 6.6 per cent in 2018. Saskatchewan and Alberta experienced some of the highest increases, with average farmland values increasing by 7.4 per cent.

Evito fungicide expands for use on oat, rye and triticale

Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency approved a label expansion for UPL’s Evito fungicide in three new crops: oat, rye and triticale.
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Beware of herbicide residues

After a dry 2018, prairie producers that experienced fewer than three inches of rainfall have a very high risk of herbicide carryover – a major concern in dry seasons where there has not been enough rainfall to help the herbicide breakdown. The leftover herbicide can then impact the following crop in unexpected ways. » Learn more
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No payoff for early season fungicide on corn

A new study out of the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus suggests there may be little benefit to early-season fungicide/herbicide combinations. The data suggests the level of disease pressure in the early stages isn’t enough to justify the fungicide, and the likelihood for economic returns increase when fungicides are applied at silking – a key stage for ear mould to develop on corn. » Learn more