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September 5, 2019
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Collection program begins for old, unwanted pesticides

Cleanfarms will run its annual collection program for unwanted pesticides for farmers who want to dispose of these old materials safely and securely. Collection events will be held in Peace Region, northern Alberta, and across Manitoba.

Government invests in innovation to advance Canada’s food processing industry

The Government of Canada and industry partners will invest $6.6 million in research on product innovation in cereals, oats, pulses and natural preservatives for the food processing sector.

RBC report says Canadian agriculture can grow if it transforms

A new report from RBC, entitled Farmer 4.0, estimates Canada’s agriculture sector’s gross domestic product could reach $51 billion in output by 2030, up from $32 billion today, if the right investments in people and technology are made.
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Wet harvest

Preparing for a wet harvest

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Variable rate prescriptions

Developing variable rate prescriptions

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Growing winter wheat after a bad season

Ontario saw poor winter wheat survival in 2019, in part because of wet weather in the fall and spring. To avoid a repeat season, growers are exploring how to ensure their crop gets off to a good start. In this episode, Joanna Follings discusses some of the risks of planting early, ideal seeding rate and depth, along with some input considerations for a good winter wheat crop.

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