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Inputs Podcast

Manitoba bean crops further along than in recent years

Manitoba’s soybean crops are at stages VC to V4, which is more advanced for this time of year than the crops of 2017-2019 were, according to the Bean Report published by Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers.

Moisture conditions improve in Saskatchewan thanks to rainfall

As of the week of June 8, seeding was almost completed across Saskatchewan. Thanks to the rainfall that occurred, the dry conditions that had delayed emergence of small-seeded crops were improved and hopes for improved stand establishment were high.

Beck Ag opens Canadian office with local GM

Beck Ag has opened a Canadian office to better serve their established Canadian customer base and reach a wider audience, securing ag sector veteran David Webb as their Canadian general manager.
Featured News 

Fertilization to improve crop quality and health

Balancing soil macro- and micronutrients is important for a variety of reasons: improved yield and plant health, pest resistance and resilience, higher quality crops. But what about the impact that crop nutrition has on human health? Bioavailability of nutrients like proteins, zinc and iron may not increase yield, but they have other beneficial effects that may be just as important in the long run. » Learn more

The future of neonics

Neonicotinoid pesticides have divided public opinion for years. Three in particular – imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin – have been under review by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), with decisions recently made or due later this year. John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, discusses the controversy and the options available if neonics are phased out. » Learn more
JUNE 2019 

Producers swap canola for barley in 2019

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba all reported seeding rates well above the five-year average. » Read more

Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture to hold 4th annual speaking competition

The competition offers youth ages 11-24 an opportunity to share their views on a topic important to Albertan and Canadian agriculture. » Read more

Government supports awareness and youth engagement in ag sector

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada received $5.1 million from the Canadian government to raise agricultural awareness. » Read more