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New Alberta agriculture research group on the RDAR

Devin Dreeshen, Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, has announced the creation of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), an agriculture research organization that aims to prioritize farmer-led research.

Guidance regarding employees, seasonal workers and COVID-19

Seasonal agricultural workers are exempt from the Canadian border closure, which is good news for the food supply chain. COVID-19 presents additional challenges this year; Canadian governmental resources provide guidance on how to handle them.

Podcast: Plant Health Summit Series: Joy Agnew

Joy Agnew, director of applied research at Olds College in Alberta, gives an overview of her work on smart technology in agriculture and its applications – specifically, what is smart ag tech, what the evolution has been and where it is going.
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Featured News 

New seed treatment induces early germination and root growth in crops

In a happy accident, University of Saskatchewan researchers discovered that, rather than being toxic to seeds, the plant biomass processing treatment to break down lignocellulose that they were analysing enhanced germination instead. A one-time application of the seed treatment results in consistent long-term effects and multiple agronomic responses for a wide range of crops, and shows significant commercial promise for growers. » Learn more

Testing novel mechanical weeders

Results from a two-year project on some mechanical weeders that are fairly new to the Prairies show that such tools can be a useful addition to the weed control toolbox for narrow-row dry beans. Researchers from the University of Manitoba responded to grower interest in the possibility of growing dry beans with narrower spacing by looking at the weeders’ impacts on soil disturbance, weed control and crop damage. » Learn more
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Taking aim at clubroot

Clubroot is one of the most devastating diseases of canola, capable of causing sharp declines in yield and quality and, if infestation levels are high enough, destroying an entire crop. More and more canola growers across Western Canada are now having to cope with clubroot as the number of farms infected with the crippling soilborne disease continues to rise in Western Canada. The key is to act early. » Read more here
Top Crop Manager's Resource Guides 

Western Fungicide Guide 2020

The annual fungicide guide, providing information on fungicide products and applications for a variety of crops, specifically for our readers in Western Canada. » Learn more

Weed Control Guide 2020

Read on for information on weed control measures and products for a variety of field crops. » Learn more

Seed Treatment Guide 2020

Find out about the most up-to-date seed treatments for corn, soybeans, canola and more. » Learn more