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Canola groups to hold grower update meeting on April 28

The Canola Council of Canada and the Canadian Canola Growers Association will host a digital meeting to discuss the current situation regarding the trade dispute with China and effects of COVID-19.

The business end of farming

Closing a farm business is never an easy choice to make, but sometimes it’s the right one. Lyle Benjamin, wheat and barley grower and past president of the Montana Grain Growers Association, discusses his decision and the importance of community.

Cereals Canada and Cigi merge into one national organization

As a result of a member vote and years of discussions, Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) have merged to form one organization to better focus their activities on behalf of Canada’s cereals industry.
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Collaborate with cattle for improved soil biology

As regenerative agriculture principles hit the mainstream, interest has grown in partnerships between livestock farmers and field croppers in Western Canada. Jillian Bainard, a forage research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is leading a new integrated crop-livestock study looking at soil health, weed communities, general productivity and economic outcomes. » Learn more

Limiting lodging in oat

Lodging affects oat crops more seriously than any other cereal. A study led by Bao-Luo Ma, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, examined the effect of nitrogen fertilizer rates on lodging and yields in various oat varieties at sites in Ottawa, Saskatchewan and Quebec. Ma’s team noted that the results were site-specific, so best management practices must consider regional requirements. » Learn more

Defend Your Fertilizer Investment Against Below-Ground Losses

Interest is growing around a new option in Canada for increased yield potential and better flexibility. This next-generation nitrification inhibitor for anhydrous ammonia goes by the name CENTURO® and it features a patented active ingredient offering highly effective below-ground nitrogen protection and unequaled flexibility in an easy-to-handle solution. What makes this such a big deal? » Read the full story about research-proven CENTURO to find out.

Optimizing weed control with a tank-mix partner

After a long winter, you’re eager to start seeding. To set yourself up for a successful canola harvest, control invasive weeds with a pre-seed burn-off.
Prospect, a new pre-seed herbicide from Corteva Agriscience, protects your canola from the ground up. Tank mixed with glyphosate, it delivers enhanced control over weeds such as cleavers, hemp-nettle and narrow-leaved hawk’s beard.
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Updated OMAFRA weed control guide now available

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has released their Guide to Weed Control for field crops for the 2020-21 season, including the most up-to-date information on common problem weeds. » Learn more

SCCC asks you to soil your undies for National Soil Conservation Week

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada’s (SCCC) annual National Soil Conservation week, running April 19-26, provides an opportunity to consider the health of your soil and ways to improve it. » Learn more