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Anything but CALM: Canadian agriculture in the classroom

It’s Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month! CALM connects classrooms with farmers and those with a deep connection to agriculture to get students interested in agriculture and where their food comes from.

Microbes play important role in soil’s nitrogen cycle

Microbes play an important role in making nutrients available to plants – these roles are distinct and influenced by environmental activity. Xinda Lu, MIT research scientist, and his team discuss the different roles that soil microbes have in the nitrogen cycle.

Manitoba’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers are Andre & Katie Steppler

The Manitoba regional event, part of the Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers competition, was held from March 6-8 to celebrate the successful and sustainable agricultural contributions of four Manitoba couples.
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Featured News 
Pollinator time

For bees, butterflies and landscape health

Awareness that bee populations worldwide are under threat from such stresses as disease, habitat loss and pesticides has sparked interest in creating pollinator sanctuaries. So, a 2019 Farming Smarter project in southern Alberta tested a variety of seed mixtures that provide food for pollinators throughout the growing season which are also easy to establish on lower productivity areas of farms. » Learn more

Do you need to inoculate your soybeans every year?

Ivan Oresnik, professor of microbiology at the University of Manitoba, and his team are examining whether Manitoba soybean growers could sometimes skip inoculating their crop with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. This research, in conjunction with research being performed by Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, has updated inoculation strategies for soybean crops. » Learn more
Inputs – The Top Crop Manager podcast 
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Inputs is now available on its own channel!

Join us online or download episodes of Inputs to enjoy wherever the day takes you – the office, shop, or on the road. » See all episodes here.

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 now

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 now
WEBINAR SERIES: Resistance Management 
Webinar Series

What to consider when looking at cover crops

Join us live for a free webinar on April 8, 2020 at 2:00 CDT as Anne Verhallen, soil management specialist with OMAFRA, provides growers with information on how to prepare for a good experience with cover crops by discussing past experiences and tips for success!

This webinar has been approved for one CCA-CEU credit in crop management.
Hosted by Top Crop Manager and presented by Mix It Up, Bayer Crop Science.
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