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Canadian farm incomes strong in 2020 and 2021

According to a recent analysis of farm incomes conducted by AAFC, Canadian farm income and the value of farms are expected to be at an all-time high in 2021 after significant increases in 2020.

Glufosinate-resistant Palmer amaranth found in the U.S.

Researchers in Arkansas recently discovered a population of glufosinate-resistant Palmer amaranth. The weed already exhibits five-way resistance, so the loss of another mode of action leaves limited control options.

Corteva Agriscience adds new herbicide to Enlist family

Enlist 1 herbicide offers built-in drift control, lower odour, near-zero volatility, and excellent handling and mixing properties. It also has the flexibility to tank mix with glyphosate or glufosinate.
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Developing seeds for cold Prairie soils

Adding soybeans to a crop rotation can be beneficial, but there are still maturity and yield risks in the shorter growing season areas in Saskatchewan. Researchers are working on strategies to extend the growing season for soybean and canola on the Prairies. A three-year project by the Global Institute for Food Security will screen panels of soybean for genotypes which can germinate and grow in cold soils. » Learn more

Hops research continues in Ontario

After a period of rapid market growth, hops occupy a substantial niche in Ontario. According to Evan Elford, OMAFRA’s new crop development specialist, acreage has grown by 1,500 per cent over the past decade. Because it’s such a high-value crop grown on so few acres, the stakes are proportionately higher when it comes to hop performance. In other words, hops research has never been more important. » Learn more
#TBT: Inputs, the Podcast 

PHS series: Stubborn diseases and management strategies

Syama Chatterton, plant pathologist at AAFC’s Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, discusses her research on aphanomyces and root rots. Dan Orchard, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, and Curtis Henkelmann, a producer who farms in a clubroot region, discuss what they’ve learned about clubroot over the years and what other provinces can learn from Alberta. » Read more

PHS series: Insect pest management

Tyler Wist, an AAFC field crop, shares information on beneficial insects, parasitoids and predators. John Gavloski, an entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, updates listeners on neonicotinoids: the issues surrounding their use, the regulatory reviews that three are under, and how to use them responsibly. » Read more
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