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August 8, 2019

Varied crop progress as storms pass through the Prairies

Recent storms passing through parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan have degraded crop conditions and damage varies widely depending on location. Other areas across the Prairies have received very little rain and the dry conditions have led to rapidly maturing crops.

Do More Ag and FCC expand mental health training fund in second year

Farm Credit Canada will invest an additional $100,000 to expand a project with Do More Ag that facilitates mental health first aid training for producers and the agriculture industry in rural communities across Canada.

European Commission grants grain import approval for new Syngenta corn trait

Syngenta has received import approval from the European Commission for a new trait that controls corn rootworm. The corn, available as stacked trait hybrids, has been approved for cultivation in Canada.

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...
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Study: Agronomists support reducing nitrous oxide emissions

An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada science project wanted to get an idea of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production. Emissions are mostly caused by nitrogen fertilizer application. A survey among agronomists looked at fertilizer use and how willing producers were to adopt nitrous oxide reducing practices. » Learn more

Burning down herbicide costs by up to 75 per cent

The Weed-it sprayer sprays only when a weed is detected. This selective spraying technology allows producers to cut herbicide costs by up to 75 per cent in their pre-seed and post-harvest weed control. Several sprayers are now operating in Western Canada and research is showing that large savings are typical on Canadian farms too, but there’s still room for improvement. » Learn more

WheatStalk Field Day

Aug. 8
Grande Prairie, Alta.
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Aug. 13
Olds, Alta.
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