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List of recommended malting barley varieties released

The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre has issued its list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2020-21 marketing year.

Deadline extended for Harvest Sample Program again

The deadline to submit samples to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2019 in response to challenging harvest conditions.

Using field data to offer customized bank loans

Farmers Edge, who provide a digital farm management platform, have partnered with credit unions in Manitoba so lenders can offer customized financing based off a grower’s field data. Customers of the platform still choose whether or not they share their benchmarking data.
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Better P management for canola production

In Saskatchewan, most soils are deficient in available phosphate because removal rates are often higher than replacement rates. A three-year project was initiated in 2016 that looked at how to best apply high P rates for high yielding canola production. Fifteen various treatments were tested to update the current rate and placement recommendations for canola production. » Learn more

Companion cropping in southwest Manitoba

Co-existing or just plain confusing? Companion cropping is a strategy of growing various crop species together to benefit or co-exist for various reasons, and can include intercrops, relay and cover crops. Researchers in Western Canada are trialling different combinations such as a pea-canola, pea-mustard, flax-soybean and winter wheat-soybean intercrops. » Learn more