View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@
Farmers Edge - BB1

CN rail service resumes, CFA is ‘extremely pleased’

CN and Teamsters, its conductors union, reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday, which has yet to be ratified, putting an end to a week-long rail strike that severely impacted Canadian agriculture.

Alberta overhauls workplace rules for farms; small operations to be exempt

Under a new proposed bill, certain employment standard rules such as minimum wage and leaves, will only apply to large agricultural operations. Farms that have five or fewer paid workers would be exempt.

Nutrien still planning two-week closure of Rocanville potash mine

Earlier this week, Nutrien announced it was temporarily closing down its Rocanville, Sask. potash mine due to the CN strike making it difficult to get the mineral to ports. After news broke that the strike was ending, Nutrien said it would stick to its plan to close the mine.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Mosaic - SS1

Fertilizer that works as hard as you 

In your field, time is limited. Inefficient crop nutrition can take that time away. MicroEssentials® SZ® ensures not one second is wasted. The secret? Two forms of sulfur: sulfate and elemental. One nourishes plants right away, the other throughout the growth cycle. That means season-long availability of this vital nutrient, which MicroEssentials SZ combines with phosphorus, nitrogen and zinc into one balanced granule for increased nutrient uptake and uniform nutrient distribution. And when you see healthier crops and higher yields, you might find you’ve got time for everything else that matters. » Learn More
Featured News 

Improving herbicide performance

Cultural weed management is an important part of weed control, even when using herbicides. The idea behind cultural weed management is increasing crop competitiveness to help the crop compete with weeds for resources like nutrients, water and sunlight. This article looks at several methods that can help crops compete such as seeding and stand establishment, fertilizer placement, intercropping and cover crops. » Learn more

Evolving blackleg management strategies

Blackleg just doesn’t go away. With many different and evolving pathotypes, researchers and plant breeders are trying to stay one step ahead of the disease. Scouting remains a core of disease management, alongside crop rotation, but researchers are working away at understanding changing pathogen populations, quantitative resistance and looking at the use of fungicides for blackleg control. » Learn more

Takeaways from the Canola Discovery Forum 2019

This bonus episode of Inputs is all about canola – from how harvest was to producer plans for 2020. Associate editor Stephanie Gordon shares highlights from when she travelled to Winnipeg to attend the Canola Discovery Forum from Nov. 13 to 15, 2019. In the episode, Keith Gabert, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, shares ways growers can improve their integrated pest management strategies, producers Scott Keller and Troy LaForge share what they do on their operation, and Ashley Robinson, Canadian agriculture reporter with Bloomberg, shares the latest news on the China-Canada canola trade dispute. » Listen here
Sponsored Content 

Minimize Nitrogen Loss

Selecting what fertilizer best fits your operation can be a difficult process — this likely isn’t a surprise to you. With so many factors playing into the equation, how do you decide what details to consider to ensure your crops get the essential nutrients they need? » Learn more


Nov. 25-30
» Learn more

Farm Forum Event

Dec. 3-5
» Learn more