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June 6, 2019

USask study finds extreme downpours of rain have increased in the past 50 years

The frequency of downpours of heavy rain – which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and impact agriculture – has increased across the globe in the past 50 years, according to research led by the University of Saskatchewan.

Crop development below average for the Prairies

As of May 26, crop development was much lower to lower than average (as observed from 1987 to 2018) for most parts of Canada, according to the Crop Condition Assessment Program from Statistics Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

2019 Cover Photo Contest

Do you want to see your farm on the cover of Top Crop Manager? Our 2019 cover photo contest launches this week, where you can submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the cover of our national December issue. Contest ends Oct. 15, 2019.
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Featured News 

Lost in translation: converting grain loss signal into grain loss rate

Current loss monitoring technology displays bar graphs or numerical values without a unit of measurement, making it difficult for the operator to adequately quantify the losses. Improvements to grain loss sensor signal presentation to meaningful units of absolute grain loss would help operators make improved economic decisions and better manage grain loss during harvest. » Learn more

Sorting out precision planter benefits for canola

Can vacuum planters that precisely place and separate seed uniformly be made to work in no-till and provide yield advantages over conventional air drills? A three-year project conducted by Farming Smarter in Lethbridge, Alta., set out to determine whether seedrow uniformity on 12-inch row spacing resulted in greater yields. » Learn more

Alberta canolaPALOOZA

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Lacombe, Alta.
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