View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@
PIC Webinar Series

PPMN provides weekly pest posts for the Prairies

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN) is once again giving tips on how to identify and manage Prairie insect pests, though this year they’re taking a more crop-centric approach.

Take notes during canola seeding

The Canola Council of Canada has created a list of 10 things to note during seeding, as the notes taken now could help troubleshoot issues later in the season, or help repeat a success.

FCC launches new fund for agribusinesses in challenging times

Last week, Farm Credit Canada launched a $100-million Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund to support agricultural businesses through unexpected disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
AgAnnex Talks 
Corteva Prospect

Getting real about succession

Do you have a succession plan? Bob Tosh, family enterprise advisor with MNP, says this question isn’t a good place to start when it comes to thinking about the succession planning process.

In this episode, Tosh shares advice he has given throughout his years as an advisor and offers perspective to current and next-generation farmers engaging with the succession process. Doug Johnston, a fifth-generation grain and dairy producer, also shares his succession experience and offers some frank advice
for fellow producers. >> Learn More
Featured News 

Digging into the wireworm threat to soybean

A study run by Brandon University in Manitoba has discovered the severity of the threat wireworms pose to soybean crops. Bryan Cassone, the project’s principal investigator, says that by the time wireworm damage can be seen, it’s too late to stop it in that crop year. Once a wireworm problem is diagnosed, however, you can work to reduce wireworm damage in the next crop. » Learn more

Economic thresholds for cereal leaf beetle

Cereal leaf beetle first appeared on the Canadian Prairies in 2005, but an economic threshold relevant to western Canadian crops and conditions has only recently been developed. This is in part because other insects that prey on cereal leaf beetles have done such a thorough job of controlling the pest. Research scientist Haley Catton is studying the bug to better understand how to continue to manage it. » Learn more
Sponsored Content 

Are you getting the most out of your TruFlex canola?

TruFlex canola with Roundup Ready® Technology is a powerful new canola system that gives farmers more flexibility in spray timing and a wider weed spectrum.

But, TruFlex canola is not like other Roundup Ready canola, so to get the full benefit of the system, farmers need to pay closer attention to how and when they apply the herbicide. Check out this article for more details.
» Read more

Waterhemp: an invasive weed in Ontario and Canada

Waterhemp may be a relatively new weed for Canadian growers, but its steadily growing list of resistances means the novelty has already worn off. » Read more

How cold temperatures will affect cereal crops

Ontario’s winter and spring cereal growers are keeping an eye on the thermometer. » Read more

OMAFRA field crop report, week of May 4

While recent cold temperatures might have slowed things down, 2020 still offers better planting conditions than in recent years. » Read more