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Back to basics: breaking down plant nutrition

A refresher on the essential nutrients for plant health, their effects and best management practices to prepare you as spring planting approaches.

Manitoba seeks improved participation in forage insurance program

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development will launch a review to understand why only 18 per cent of eligible acres of forage crops are insured, and how MASC can better meet the needs of producers.

Learning from nature: wild wheat responds to climate change

To understand how wheat crops will respond to climate change, AAFC is looking at modern wheat’s ancestor, wild emmer, to see how it genetically adapted to deal with climate stress from 1980 to 2008.
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FOCUS on Early Weed Control


In July 2019, FMC’s technical experts visited their research plots in Swift Current to check out a lentil trial that compared two different spring weed management practices: glyphosate with a burnoff add-in versus glyphosate with a burnoff add-in AND a pre-emergent extended weed control product. » WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE THE RESULTS FOR YOURSELF!

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An update: New trade restrictions on peas announced

December saw an unexpected escalation in pea import restrictions by the Indian government in the country’s continued efforts to support their farmers and achieve self-sufficiency in pulse production. While diversification of export markets remains a key focus of Canadian pea producers, Pulse Canada calls for greater transparency in Indian trade restrictions going forward. » Learn more

Monitor straight cut canola in bins

Straight cut canola poses some unique storage challenges compared to swathed or combined canola, but by paying attention to additional green plant material and moisture content in your bins, you can avoid these problems. This feature was written in early 2019, but the wisdom is all the more relevant following the soggy “harvest from hell.” » Learn more
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SWAC Wrap-up: late corn, future of seed, and production pundits

This most recent episode of inputs takes us to the Southwest Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown, Ont., for lessons to take from the 2019 season in corn, what the future of the seed industry will be, and the lighter side of agriculture with the Production Pundits. » Listen here

Managing risk with crop rotation

Soil health is the hot topic on every grower’s mind, and a good crop rotation is one way to help your land, your crops, and possibly your profit margins. Darren Bond, farm management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, discusses the nitty gritty of crop rotation with Top Crop Manager’s Stephanie Gordon. » Listen here
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Celebrating 20 years of ESN

ESN® SMART NITROGEN® has been in the field, helping reduce N loss in broadacre agriculture for 20 years. To celebrate our 20-year history and look ahead to the future, read up on a few little-known facts about the development of ESN. » Continue Reading
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Plant Health Summit

Feb. 25-26
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