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USask researchers develop test to identify toxins in cereal crops

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre have developed a fast and accurate method for identifying and quantifying toxins in Fusarium-infected cereal grain.

Prairie wheat and barley commissions concerned about impact of SVUAs

The recently announced Seed Variety Use Agreement pilot program imposes the trailing royalty collection mechanism on farm-saved seed of selected crop varieties through a contract agreement.

Wild oat develops new herbicide resistance in Australia

Two different species of glyphosate-resistant wild oat were found in an Australian farmer’s field recently. As wild oat is a major pest for Prairie growers, this should be a wake-up call to diversify management practices.
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Hitting malt barley quality

Malt barley is a standard to which to aspire: only 25 per cent of barley is accepted for malting grade due to strict quality standards. A study conducted by now-retired AAFC research scientist John O’Donovan in Alberta on seeding rate and seeding date examined if high yield and malting quality could be more predictably achieved through these variables. » Learn more

Pea aphids overwhelming pulses

Pea aphids have stepped it up the past few years, which means greater economic damage for their favourite pulse and legume crops. Part of the problem is outdated or nonexistent economic thresholds, which Saskatchewan-based entomologists Tyler Wist and Sean Prager, along with University of Saskatchewan graduate student Ningxing Zhou, seek to improve upon. » Learn more
Inputs – The Top Crop Manager podcast 

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. » Learn more

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. » Learn more
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