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New plant growth regulator registered in Canada

Syngenta Canada has announced the registration of Moddus, a new plant growth regulator (PGR) that helps to mitigate lodging risk in wheat, barley and oats. It will be available for the 2021 growing season.

Syngenta launches new insecticide in select countries

Syngenta recently unveiled Spiropidion, a new insecticide that will protect crops against sucking pests while not affecting pollinators. There is currently no launch plan for Spiropidion in North America.

FPT Ministers of Ag meeting wraps, looking to improve AgriStability

Discussions focused on the future of Business Risk Management programs, balance in the retail-supplier relationship, and how to improve AgriStability, including removing the Reference Margin Limits.
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Talking plants

Can crops gossip? Research on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi shows some plants communicate through mycorrhizas. Monika Gorzelak, a soil fertility specialist with AAFC in Lethbridge, Alta., has found mycorrhizas can link two plants together. For example, when aphids attack one fababean plant, it tells the other plants to increase defense mechanisms through the mycorrhizae network. » Learn more

IWCA Q&A: Work hard, worry less

In this series, catch highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. Laura Van Eerd, a professor at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, teaches and conducts research on sustainable soil management in addition to working directly with farmers. She discusses her career, her ag background and the advice she would give to others. » Learn more
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The DEKALB Seed Trial Data for 2020 is in!

Find out why DEKALB is the seed for every season. Whether you’re growing corn, soybeans or canola, we have plenty of trials available for viewing. See for yourself how DEKALB performs in different areas and environmental conditions with over 500 new trials available. The DEKALB seed trial data is designed to help you plan for the 2021 growing season. Here’s to even greater success next year! SEE TRIAL RESULTS NOW.
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Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Optimizes Yield Potential—Rain or Shine

Learn how to minimize above- and below-ground nitrogen loss to maximize return on investment for your growers — even with challenging weather conditions. » Read about it here.