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October 24, 2019

Long weekend brings on longer harvest in Manitoba

Snow blanketed regions of Manitoba over the Thanksgiving long weekend and impacted the province’s harvest progress. While Manitoba is only 10 per cent behind its three-year average, all the latest provincial crop reports reveal that being behind is the new normal.

Manitoba names new agriculture minister

Blaine Pedersen, who comes from a background of cattle and grain operations, has been named the minister of the new department of agriculture and resource development for Manitoba.

Bayer launches three new Dekalb straight-cut canola hybrids

Bayer announced three new canola hybrids for that are optimized for straight-cutting at harvest and believe straight-cutting canola will account for two thirds of the canola market by 2020.
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Restoring perennial plant communities

A researcher at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Swift Current Research and Development Centre in Saskatchewan says some of Canada’s native plant species are at risk of dying out – but these species have a lot to offer plant breeders and farmers in Canada. » Learn more

Rust-proofing Prairie oat varieties

Resistant cultivars are a great tool for dealing with oat crown rust, but the pathogen is troublingly fast at overcoming resistance genes. Continually fighting back, Prairie researchers are screening oat lines for resistance to the current races, creating oat varieties with multiple resistance genes, and developing gene markers to enable more efficient breeding. » Learn more
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Optimizing fall fertilizer applications

What crops benefit from a fall fertilizer application, and when, where, and how should you approach it? Robert Mullen, director of agronomy sales for Nutrien, joins us on this episode of Inputs, to share some best practices. » Listen here

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