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Saskatchewan to go ahead with $4-billion irrigation project

Last week the Saskatchewan Premier announced the start of a decade-long project that will use the waters of Lake Diefenbaker to double the current amount of irrigable land in Saskatchewan.

Four positions available on SaskCanola board, nominations open

Nominations opened on Monday to fill four positions on SaskCanola’s eight-member Board of Directors, with successful candidates beginning their four-year term in January 2021.

Manitoba Crop Alliance receives check-off designation

The MCA has received the designation that allows it to collect mandatory check-offs from all sales of wheat (spring and winter), barley, sunflowers, corn and flax in Manitoba.
Featured News 

Maximizing fungicide use

Herbicide spraying is easy – at least, according to Tom Wolf, owner of AgriMetrix Research and Training. Fungicide spraying presents additional challenges – denser canopies, numerous variables caused by nozzles, boom height and environmental factors, and coverage. Add in that each crop has its own peculiarities and it becomes clear that there’s no silver bullet for fungicide spraying. » Learn more

Next-generation technologies for tomorrow’s crops

Leon Kochian is the associate director of the Global Institute for Food Security, which researches and develops innovative solutions for agricultural problems in both the developed and developing world. Drought tolerance, improved nutrient uptake and aluminum toxicity are three areas in which the institute has made progress, preparing for the future of agriculture in a changing world. » Learn more
JULY 2019 
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Recent moisture improves crop progress across the Prairies

Some much-needed rain is just one highlight from the week’s crop reports for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. » Read more

Maintaining proper fall application of glyphosate

The Canola Council of Canada, Cereals Canada and Pulse Canada remind growers that improper use of glyphosate can create market risk. » Read more

Dot and New Leader unveil autonomous precision fertilizer applicator

New Leader unveiled the NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator for the Dot Autonomous Robotic farming system. » Read more