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October 31, 2019

U of M crop researcher wins sustainability award

Doug Cattani, a crop researcher at the University of Manitoba focusing on intermediate wheatgrass, was recently named a recipient of a Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award.

Study: Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilizers

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted the uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, climate smart varieties of crops, according to a new study out of the University of Leeds.

Alberta farm highlighted in ag documentary series about food production in Canada

Sawyer Farms in Acme, Alta. grows 4,200-acres of canola, wheat and malt barley and is one of the two farms profiled in an agriculture documentary series that hopes to demystify food production in Canada.
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Autonomous soil sampling: Robo sampling improves accuracy

Can removing humans from the equation improve the accuracy of soil sampling? A company in West Lafayette, Ind. is building robotic soil sampling machines on top of a Bobcat skid steer platform that autonomously works a field, pulling soil samples, and bagging them. But how did it stack up in capacity and accuracy when compared to a human sampler? » Learn more

Rise up: plant growth regulators to increase soybean pod height

Stubble loss – where the lowest pods on soybean plants remain attached to the stubble after harvest – can be a costly and frustrating yield loss problem. And it’s a problem that is a particular concern with the soybean varieties grown on the Prairies. Low pod height causes one of the main header losses, so a Manitoba research project is determining whether plant growth regulators might offer an effective way to increase pod height. » Learn more
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