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 AgAnnex Talks

FCC: Work to be done on improving farm safety

A recent farm safety survey conducted by Farm Credit Canada has found that the majority of Canadian farmers have been injured or had a close call, but this doesn’t always lead to greater safety measures.

Clubroot control potential with Mustgrow bio-pesticide

TerraMG, a mustard-derived liquid bio-pesticide patented by Mustgrow, achieved 100 per cent control of clubroot spores after 24 hours in laboratory tests; trials will now be replicated in greenhouse conditions.

Government of Canada invests in jobs for youth in agriculture

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment in the Youth Employment and Skills Program, funding up to 700 new positions in the agriculture industry by covering up to 50 per cent of their wages.
Featured News 

Manitoba’s top five insect pests of canola

Flea beetle, cutworm, diamondback moth, Bertha armyworm and grasshopper: Manitoba’s canola crops have some persistent pests. Manitoba Agriculture entomologist John Gavloski and Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Keith Gabert explain what makes these pests so destructive, the conditions that influence their populations, and the most up-to-date strategies for dealing with them. » Learn more

Priming a plant’s defences

A project led by Hossein Borhan, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, is looking into ways to enhance wheat’s defences against Fusarium head blight (FHB). While crop varieties with resistance genes and fungicides assist in the management of diseases like FHB, their usefulness is limited. As such, Borhan is investigating the potential of a priming agent that could protect many Canadian crops from damaging diseases. » Learn more
AgAnnex Talks  

Connecting with consumers

It can feel like farmers and consumers are speaking different languages when hot button issues are discussed. What creates this communication breakdown? » Read more

Dealing with labour in Canadian agriculture

Labour shortages and misconceptions about farm work are two factors that, in 2019, made the job-vacancy rate in agriculture the “highest of any major sector in the Canadian economy.” » Read more

Focusing on farm safety

Farming is considered one of the most hazardous occupations in Canada. How can farmers better prepare for and prevent on-farm incidents? » Read more