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May 24, 2019

Dry conditions progress seeding; delay crop emergence

Dry conditions, especially in the southern Prairies, have resulted in above-average seeding progress in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. However, the lack of moisture is impacting crop emergence and raising the risk for herbicide carryover.

Alberta seeding progress ahead of five-year average

Warm, dry weather across Alberta has allowed for substantial seeding progress provincially, with seeding progress at almost double the five-year average.

Reesink Canada Wholesale becomes Canadian distributor for Agrifac sprayers

Reesink Canada Wholesale has become the exclusive Canadian distributor for Agrifac machinery, a Dutch-based manufacturer of spraying technology.
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Unfarmed spaces support agriculture production

Natural habitats and uncultivated spaces can improve the abundance and diversity of beneficial insect communities. Many studies in Europe have shown having unfarmed spaces among farmland boost pollinators and beneficial insects, which, in turn, help boost yields in some crops. Canadian researchers investigated whether or not the same is true in Western Canada for canola. » Learn more

Detecting stripe rust spores

Stripe rust has emerged as a major concern in the western Prairies over the past two decades due to changes in the pathogen. In 2003, southern Alberta had a stripe rust epidemic, revealing the the disease could develop outside irrigated lands. Since then, Canadian researchers are working toward improving how they count stripe rust pores to develop a real-time forecasting system for stripe rust. The goal is to provide timely, accurate information to help growers in making disease management decisions. » Learn more

Lethbridge Plot Hop

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Lethbridge, Alta.
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Ag-Advocacy Seminar

June 13
Medicine Hat, Alta.
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