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August 15, 2019

Growers may face marketing restrictions for lentils treated with glufosinate

At least one grain company will no longer be accepting lentils treated with glufosinate ammonium due to an inconsistency in maximum residue limits for the desiccant.

Report: Many farm employers can’t fill labour needs

In a survey of farm employers, from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, more than 47 per cent of respondents said they cannot not fill their labour needs. Across the sector, more than one in three responded they receive zero Canadian applicants when they post an available job.

Prairie wheat commissions commit nearly $18 million to research in 2018/2019

The Alberta Wheat Commission, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association committed a combined $17.9 million to 81 wheat research projects during the 2018/2019 crop year.
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Featured News 
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Operation Pollinator on Ontario farms

A collaborative on-farm program, where growers convert lower productivity areas on their farms into bee and butterfly havens, is growing in popularity. The program’s goal is to establish a pollinator-friendly habitat and to study and learn from these sites. The project has expanded outside of Western Canada to Ontario, and producers are seeing many direct and indirect benefits. » Learn more
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RNAi may offer a new mode of action against corn rootworm

In field crops, RNAi-based biocontrols are still years from being registered for Canadian producers. But for some pests, like corn rootworm, a few years is not too long to wait for another tool in the toolbox. Corn rootworm has a history of being resistant to almost everything because of their sheer numbers, but RNAi can provide a novel mode of action against the pest. » Learn more