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May 16, 2019

Government invests $3 million in 4-H Canada

The Canadian government announced an investment of up to $3 million for 4-H Canada to help the organization deliver more youth leadership programs and initiatives in agriculture.

Online tool for growers expands to fight fungicide resistance

Manage Resistance Now, a resistance management website, has added fungicide best practice information to help growers minimize the development of resistance in their crops. Fungicide resistance is a growing issue in pulses, potatoes and fruit crops.

Batalium herbicide approved for use on Canadian wheat

UPL’s Batalium herbicide is approved for use in Canadian wheat production to control weeds such as kochia, cleavers, volunteer canola, and more, in spring, durum and winter wheat.
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New Verticillium wilt pathogen found in Alberta

A new Verticillium species was discovered on canola in 2016 in Alberta. Verticillium is a genus of 10 species that cause wilt or stripe in a range of annual and perennial plants, including canola. In Europe, the pathogen is fairly widespread on oilseed rape and has caused significant yield loss of 10 to 50 per cent when the disease is established early in the growing season. While a cause for concern, little is known about the disease impact or control in Western Canada. » Learn more

Common rust or southern rust?

Both common rust and southern rust can cause substantial yield losses in susceptible corn plants. While the pathogens do not overwinter in Canada, spores are blown northward from their overwintering regions. Field crop pathologist Albert Tenuta walks through the key differences between these two diseases and offers some management tips. » Learn more

Lethbridge Plot Hop

June 6
Lethbridge, Alta.
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Ag-Advocacy Seminar

June 13
Medicine Hat, Alta.
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Manitoba canolaPALOOZA

June 21
Portage la Prairie, Man.
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