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Empty shipping containers leave crops stranded

As China has rebounded from the pandemic faster than other countries and increased exports, they’re paying a premium for the shipping containers, leading to more shipping containers travelling empty.

McKague reappointed as CGC commissioner

McKague was first appointed as CGC commissioner in 2017. In his role as commissioner, he has represented the Government of Canada in international trade missions with key customers of Canadian grain.

Herbicide-tolerant soybeans from Bayer available for 2021 season

Bayer CropScience recently announced XtendFlex soybeans will be available in Canada for 2021. The XtendFlex soybean trait technology offers tolerance to glyphosate, dicamba, and glufosinate.
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Bayer Infinity

Infinity FX

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Verticillium stripe management in canola

Verticillium stripe, a soil-borne disease caused by the pathogen Verticillium longisporum, is a serious disease of canola in Europe. In Canada, it was first identified in one canola field in Manitoba in 2014, and has since been found across the country. Researchers at the University of Alberta are leading a project to determine the potential for yield losses and the effects of critical host-pathogen interactions. » Learn more
Green Canola

De-greening the green

It happens every year: harvest frost. And with the frost comes green chlorophyll that is locked into the seed of immature canola plants. Without a frost, green chlorophyll gradually disappears as canola matures. But a non-lethal frost can fix the green colour in the seed. Marcus Samuel, professor of integrative cell biology at the University of Calgary, is leading research on how to de-green canola. » Learn more
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FOCUS on Early Weed Control


In July 2019, FMC’s technical experts visited their research plots in Swift Current to check out a lentil trial that compared two different spring weed management practices: glyphosate with a burnoff add-in versus glyphosate with a burnoff add-in AND a pre-emergent extended weed control product.


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Bayer Buteo

Fight back against flea beetles

For canola growers in the West, flea beetles are a familiar problem.

Bayer’s new BUTEO™ start insecticide seed treatment provides superior and immediate protection for canola against both striped and crucifer flea beetles. The Group 4D insecticide (flupyradifurone) delivers rapid uptake and systemic translocation from cotyledon to leaf margins, encouraging stronger plant stands. The powerful seed treatment also enables a quicker-growing canopy and uniform flowering, even in dry conditions
» Read more here

WEBINAR: Soil test trends, crop nutrient removal & nutrient application

Join us for a free, interactive webinar on Feb. 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. MT / 3 p.m. ET with Dr. Alan Blaylock, Ph.D., senior agronomist with Nutrien, as he shares insights on phosphorus and potassium crop nutrition, including soil test trends, crop nutrient removal and nutrient management strategies.

» Register today!