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Manitoba plant protein production receives governmental support

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest up to $2.5 million to support new technologies in Merit Functional Foods’ new 94,000-square-foot plant protein production facility in Winnipeg.

Canadian Pacific announces record-breaking grain haul

Canadian Pacific recently announced it hauled more Canadian grain and grain products in the 2019-2020 crop production year than any other in its 139-year history, totalling more than 29 million metric tonnes.

New seed treatment for canola and soybean protects against blackleg, SDS

Saltro, a new seed treatment from Syngenta Canada, was recently registered against airborne blackleg infection at the cotyledon stage and early season soybean sudden death syndrome.
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Featured News 

Keeping resistance genes in the field

With the steady increase in blackleg incidence since 2010, shortening canola rotations and over-reliance on the same resistance genes have put heavy selection pressure on pathogen populations in Western Canada. Researchers on the Prairies advise farmers to mix up their resistance genes to delay resistance breakdown, and are also on the hunt for new and novel resistance genes. » Learn more

Fusarium head blight in organic cereal crops

Fusarium head blight can be a serious problem in cereal crops, reducing germination, seedling vigour and grain yield, and causing quality downgrading and accumulation of mycotoxins. Myriam Fernandez, a research scientist with AAFC in Swift Current, Sask., has worked on a project since 2017 examining the association between FHB levels and pathogens involved under different agronomic practices. » Learn more
Inputs: The Podcast 

Using crop scripting tools to streamline your season

There are so many variables in a cropping season, and when it comes to your inputs, a precision application can be beneficial in more ways than one. As Andria Karstens, field product specialist for Western Canada with Climate FieldView, explains in this episode, crop scripting and targeted applications can answer lots of the common questions that growers ask every year and streamline your process from one year to the next. » Listen Now
AUGUST 2019   

Prairies: Thunderstorm risk replaced with cooldown, summer snow

The cold weather was concentrated in northern British Columbia and northern Alberta, reducing any chances of late summer heat. » Read more

Prairie wheat commissions commit $18 million to research

The three Prairie province wheat commissions committed a combined $17.9 million to 81 wheat research projects during the 2018/2019 crop year. » Read more

Researchers promote conservation tillage for Midwest

Researchers from North Dakota State University conducted field trials comparing tillage systems to promote conservation tillage. » Read more