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New USask research chair has integrated approach to agronomy research

Crop scientist Maryse Bourgault has been recruited as the first Western Grains Research Foundation Integrated Agronomy Chair at the University of Saskatchewan to expand agronomy research in Western Canada.

Protein supercluster supports agricultural sustainability and traceability

Two projects that will support on-farm logistics and industry sustainability have recently been funded by Protein Industries Canada in partnership with several Western Canadian agriculture and technology companies.

CASI to help farmers show sustainability

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will invest $560,000 for the development of an online platform for farmers and producers to use to demonstrate the safety, quality and sustainability of their food products.
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Researching fababean agronomy

Fababeans hit record acreage in Alberta in 2015, sparking grower interest. Robyne Bowness Davidson, pulse research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, ran trials in several locations looking at herbicide residues, fungicide use and nutrient management from 2016 to 2018, carrying on the herbicide and fungicide trials in 2019 and 2020 to develop a better understanding of fababean agronomy. » Learn more

Growing soybeans on the Prairies

A mainstay crop in Eastern Canada, soybeans are becoming a popular addition to crop rotations on the Prairies. The shorter, drier, colder growing season in Western Canada presents some challenges in growing soybeans. Several research projects are running at the University of Saskatchewan in an effort to develop shorter season varieties and understand how best to adapt the legume to Prairie conditions. » Learn more
Inputs – The Top Crop Manager podcast 

Takeaways from the Canola Discovery Forum 2019

This episode of Inputs is all about canola – from the 2019 harvest to producer plans for 2020. Join Top Crop Manager’s Stephanie Gordon at the 2019 Canola Discovery Forum in Winnipeg as she chats integrated pest management, on-farm practices and world market issues with industry insiders. » Learn more

A pulse check on the pea industry

Pea protein is making a big splash in the agri-food industry at the moment, with pea-protein processing facilities popping up in Manitoba, and Winnipeg-based Merit Functional Foods collaborating with Nestle to develop their plant-protein product. This episode of Inputs examines pea production from market and agronomic perspectives. » Learn more
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Soils and Crops 2020

March 10-11
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