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July 4, 2019

Cereal rust risk remains low for the Prairies

There have been no reports of stripe or leaf rust in commercial fields of winter or spring wheat in the Prairies. The risk for cereal rust remains low across the region, according to the Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network.

Government supports awareness and youth engagement in ag sector

The Government of Canada will invest more than $5.1 million to Agriculture in the Classroom to inspire more interest in agriculture careers.

Jason and Jenna Ranger named Saskatchewan’s 2019 Outstanding Young Farmers

Jason and Jenna Ranger, grain farmers operating in the Shellbrook-Leask area, were named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2019.
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Nitrogen management for high-yielding spring wheat

The current provincial guidelines for crop fertilization in Manitoba do not address the high yield potential of the current varieties of spring wheat that can exceed yields of 90 or 100 bushels an acre. During the 2019 Soil Summit, Don Flaten and Amy Mangin shared research that looked into more relevant recommendations for today’s spring wheat yield potential. » Learn more

SWAT maps: the foundation of variable-rate fertility

Soil, water and topography (SWAT) maps offer growers a big-picture view of what’s going on in the field. During the 2019 Soil Summit, Cory Willness walked through the different layers of a SWAT map and explained how the information is used for variable fertilizer and seeding rates. » Learn more