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September 27, 2019
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Harvest slow but progressing in the Prairies

When there’s a day without rain, prairie producers are taking full advantage of it. Harvest is underway in the Prairies, but progress is slightly behind the five-year average for each province because of rain delays in some areas.

Manitoba embraces protein possibilities at first protein summit

At the Manitoba Protein Summit, the provincial government unveiled its priorities for the sector, including attracting new investment in plant- and animal-protein processing and positioning Manitoba as a leading research centre for plant-protein extraction technology.

Ensuring worry-free crop storage

A little preparation prior to harvest can ensure worry-free winter crop storage. Harry Brook, crop specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, shares key elements to keep in mind from pest control to moisture levels.
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Getting the most from soil sampling

Many farmers could’ve abandoned soil testing because of past frustrations of perceived variability with soil analytical results and huge inconsistencies in fertilizer recommendations. But not assessing nutrients and soil quality of fields is a missed opportunity. Variability can be reduced by ensuring fields are soil sampled properly, samples are handled correctly and analyzed by an accredited soil testing laboratory. » Learn more

Improving water stress tolerance in soybeans

Having soybean varieties that could tolerate both flooding stress and drought stress would be a real advantage. The University of Manitoba’s plant science department is leading some research that might eventually lead to such varieties. The research focuses on plant proteins called phytoglobins, and is finding they make a difference. » Learn more