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September 19, 2019

Trade associations support Canada’s request for WTO consultations with China

Amid the ongoing canola trade dispute with China, the Canola Council of Canada threw their support behind the Canadian government’s formal request for consultations with China under the World Trade Organization agreement.

Fertilizer Canada publishes review of 4R management of phosphorus for “P” week

In honour of the 350th anniversary of the discovery of phosphorus, Sept. 16-21 is Phosphorus (P) Week. To celebrate, Dr. Don Flaten and Dr. Cynthia Grant have summarized research on phosphorus fertilization from hundreds of reports. The researchers have found most fertilizer P management practices that increase agronomic efficiency of P use by crops also reduce environmental risk of P losses.

Canadian food and agtech innovator finalists announced for $1M pitch competition

Several western Canadian entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists for the Nutrien-Radicle Challenge , a two-day pitch competition for ag and foodtech innovation. The winner will receive a $1-million USD investment to grow their idea.
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We believe innovation must lead the way in becoming a fully sustainable industry. So we create fertility solutions for long-term productivity and profitability. For over a decade, our method of managing compostable waste has reduced food waste, and returned it to farmland as nutrient rich fertilizer. We are committed to a cycle of using what we have – to make more of what we need.

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Accelerated cropping systems: Plant twice, harvest three crops?

Improper usage of glyphosate could threaten market access for Canadian grain and, ultimately, limit the herbicide’s longevity in Canada. This article breaks down the timing guidelines for pre-harvest glyphosate for a range of crops and myths about its effectiveness as a desiccant. » Learn more

A complete leaf disease survey in Manitoba soybeans

Identifying a crop disease can sometimes be tricky. For instance, the symptoms might be unfamiliar to the surveyors because the disease is new to the area or very rare, or the symptoms might look similar to another disease. In a recent project, Brandon University researchers used DNA sequencing to take the guesswork out of disease detection. » Learn more
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Enlist E3™ Soybeans - Now available for 2020 planting

Introducing Enlist E3™ soybeans, a more advanced seed with high yield potential and a robust herbicide tolerance. Spray it with Enlist Duo™, part of the Enlist™ weed control system, for a better low drift, near-zero volatility solution.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • Enlist E3 soybeans are available in high yielding genetics with agronomic traits
  • Enlist E3 soybeans provide robust herbicide tolerance to 2, 4-D, glyphosate and glufosinate
  • A multi-mode of action program approach is recommended to maximize weed control
  • Enlist Duo herbicide can be used in Enlist E3 soybeans with confidence as a pre-emergent or post-emergent herbicide
  • Enlist Duo with Colex-D™ technology reduces volatility and potential for drift to non-target plants

Enlist™ E3 soybeans available for 2020 planting. Talk to your local seed supplier. Learn more at

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The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3™ soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. The Enlist weed control system is owned and developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC.
INPUTS – The Podcast by Top Crop Manager 
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Post-harvest best practices

With harvest on the horizon, the performance of this year’s crop will set the stage for what’s required next year. Robert Mullen, director of agronomy sales for Nutrien, joins us on this episode of Inputs – the podcast by Top Crop Manager, to discuss post-harvest best practices, from soil sampling to nutrient management.

This podcast episode is sponsored by: eKonomics
» Listen here