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USask receives $2.5 million CAP grant for pulse research

University of Saskatchewan researcher Yongfeng Ai has been awarded $2.5 million to improve the processes of transforming pulses into novel food ingredients, new bioplastics and high-value biomedical materials.

Prairie crop report highlights as of June 15

Soil moisture conditions are the hot topic of the week, with much-needed rainfall in some areas saving crops and continued drought conditions having long-term impacts on crop development and yield.

Help us improve the 2022 Top Crop Summit

Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to host the 2022 Top Crop Summit virtually again next year. After more than a year of virtual events, we’d love to know what works for you when it comes to virtual events.
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Inputs Podcast

Tips for managing multiple-resistant waterhemp

Herbicide resistance is a major concern in Canada and, where it exists, waterhemp is one of the biggest concerns, given its ability to rapidly evolve resistance and current four-way resistant populations.

Peter Sikkema, professor of weed management at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, discusses the spread of multiple-resistant waterhemp in Ontario and how to manage it, chemically and with other tactics. Kim Brown-Livingston, crop specialist, weeds, with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, emphasizes the importance of preventing further spread of this tier one noxious weed in the province. » Listen now
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Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“Learn from the experiences of others” is the main message weed specialists have for growers and agronomists in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario on the topic of waterhemp. The weed’s prolific seed production, plant size, competitive nature and ability to rapidly develop herbicide resistance all combine to make waterhemp one seriously scary weed. » Learn more
Evaluating soil health

Evaluating soil health in Quebec

A comprehensive study funded by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec aims to evaluate soil health in the province’s soils. The study began in 2017 and will conclude in late 2022. Marc-Olivier Gasser, IRDA soil and water researcher and project lead, says the study will analyze soil health conditions in 426 producer fields across the province. » Learn more

IWCA Series: Crystal Mackay

In the first episode of our 2021 IWCA program, editorial director Stefanie Croley chats with Crystal Mackay, agriculture advocate, entrepreneur and much more. Currently the founder/CEO of Loft32, which works to elevate businesses, people and the conversations on food and farming, Mackay has been described as “doing the heavy lifting” of launching successful structures and programs in the ag industry for more than 30 years. » Listen now...

The latest on plant growth regulators in Ontario and the Prairies

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are a useful tool in preventing crop lodging, but the decision to use a PGR is far more complex than the desired outcome would imply. In this episode, Sheri Strydhorst, agronomy research specialist with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, and Joanna Follings, OMAFRA cereals specialist, discuss PGR use information and tips for the Prairies and Ontario, respectively. » Listen now...

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