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WGRF predicts future of Prairie crop production

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has released a report on anticipated future changes for Prairie crop production and implications for research, conducted as part of their 40th anniversary.

CAHRC report quantifies costs of COVID-19 on ag workforce

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council’s report on the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Canada’s agricultural workforce notes overall employment in agriculture was down five per cent.

Nutrien releases plan to improve agricultural sustainability by 2030

Nutrien recently released its 2021 ESG Report, as well as its six commitments to address the challenge of sustainably feeding a growing global population while protecting the planet.
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Like so many aspects of agriculture, the difference between good results and great results for in-crop weed control often comes down to timing. “The critical weed free period” is a specific window in crop development when plants are most susceptible to weed competition for light, water and nutrients. Keeping crops free of weeds during this period can be crucial to maximizing yield potential at harvest. Learn more
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Increase seeding rates for small red lentils

Integrated management strategies that establish a competitive crop are the foundation of optimal yield and profitability. These include good weed control, adequate stand establishment and fungicide application when necessary. Jessica Weber of the Western Applied Research Centre headed up a three-year research study looking at integrated management practices for red lentil production. » Learn more

Exploring the potential of winter pulses

Winter pulses promise many benefits: they break up pest and disease cycles, offer a rotational alternative to winter wheat and are harvested earlier than spring pea. But outside of southern Alberta, winter pulses haven’t yet made it to the western Canadian crop landscape. Farming Smarter, a research and extension group in southern Alberta, is conducting trials to assess survivability. » Learn more
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