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July 18, 2019

Government supports grains and oilseeds exports around the world

The Government of Canada will invest $13 million in projects that will help to strengthen, diversify and grow Canada’s grains and oilseeds exports. Industry members emphasize the support will help Canada continue to diversify its exports amid ongoing trade tensions.

Farm groups launch online producer survey on seed royalties

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are currently reviewing two potential new models of collecting royalties on saved seed. Prairie farm groups have launched an online survey to collect producer feedback.

BASF introduces direct-to-retail model for Western Canada

BASF will expand its direct-to-retail distribution model to all of its agricultural products for Western Canada in 2020.
TCM Photo Contest - SS1

Top Crop Manager's 2019 Cover Photo Contest

With the spotlight on agriculture in the news, Top Crop Manager wants to share a different perspective: yours. For the duration of the season, we want to see your field views. What does being a part of Canadian agriculture look like to you?

The winner will be featured on the cover of our national December issue. Photos will be accepted until October 15, 2019. » Learn more
Featured News 

Eating into the weed seed bank

Studies have shown that weed seed predators can be responsible for up to 90 per cent of all seed losses of a particular weed species. Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are looking into what makes these predators tick and how growers can improve the living conditions so predator populations can thrive. » Learn more

Tackling wireworm in Alberta

Alberta’s most ambitious wireworm management research project enters its third year in 2019. Wireworm is difficult to control, partly due to the fact that its life cycle is so long – larvae can live in the soil for up to 11 years. Following the deregistration of key chemical controls, wireworm has emerged as an economically important pest of cereal crops and deserves a closer look. » Learn more