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Extreme heat and dryness continue to cripple Prairie field crops

Prolonged heat and drought conditions across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are reducing yield and crop quality for key field crops, with particular concern over pasture and hay.

CAHF announces 2021 inductees

Five innovative agricultural ambassadors have been selected as the 2021 inductees to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame: Gordon Bacon, Don Buckingham, Stan Eby, Johanne Ross and Phil Williams.

BKT introduces new field-to-road tire for heavy loads

BKT Tires recently introduced a new tire model – the Multimax MP 569, part of the Multimax line of tires for agro-industrial activities, designed for use at high speeds with heavy loads.

Wily wireworms and tips for managing them

Research on wireworm management and thresholds is a little thin on the ground at the moment, but current projects and studies seek to change this, giving growers a better idea of when and how to control this insect complex.

In this episode, Haley Catton, field crop entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, Alta., discusses what makes wireworms such a tricky pest to control. She also provides information on broflanilide – an active ingredient registered last fall with Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) – and pest management tips for growers. » Listen now...
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Optimizing organic oat production

Optimizing organic oat production

Steve Shirtliffe, a professor of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan, says oat is one of the real cash crops for organic farmers on the Prairies. Now he is leading a project that is pointing the way to even better practices for organic milling oat production. The project looks at weed control, nutrient management and a study that combines the optimum practices from the first two studies. » Learn more

Managing multiple-herbicide-resistant waterhemp

Waterhemp is proving a formidable weed threat for Ontario producers. It’s a summer annual in the amaranth family that grows rapidly and produces a huge amount of seeds each year. These facts alone would make waterhemp a tough opponent, but it’s also evolved resistance to many herbicide groups – in some cases, four-way resistance, according to OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough. » Learn more

Help us improve the 2022 Top Crop Summit

After more than a year of virtual events, we’d love to know what works for you when it comes to virtual events. » Read more