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Canada pauses proposed MRL increases

The Government of Canada is putting a pause on proposed increases to Maximum Residue Limits, including for glyphosate. As a result, there will be no increases to MRLs until at least spring 2022.

Government of Canada pledges $100 million for drought-affected farmers

This funding is designed to match all provincial AgriRecovery submissions on the 60-40 cost-shared basis. By making funding available now, producers will receive assistance as soon as full assessments are completed.

Podcast: Putting crops to alternate use in Manitoba

David Van Deynze, chief product officer with the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), discusses the process for changing crops to alternate use without affecting your AgriInsurance coverage.
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Inputs: The Podcast

How data can help you during harvest

You’ve collected your farm data through the season – but as harvest approaches, how can you ensure you’re set up for success? Good data in is good data out, and in this episode, Chapin Bell, Climate Business Manager for FieldView in Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan, breaks down how you can put your data to work at harvest time. Bell shares pre-harvest best practices, like ensuring your apps and equipment are compatible, and tips to understand what your data is telling you. » Listen now...
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The rise of fungicide resistance

The rise of fungicide resistance

For years, Ascochyta blight in chickpea has served as the textbook example of “fungicide insensitivity.” But recently, the Prairie pathogen world has become more inclusive, with fungicide-resistant populations detected in other crops, such as lentils, barley and peas. Randy Kutcher, professor at the University of Saskatchewan, identifies several factors contributing to the rising risk and incidence of fungicide insensitivity. » Learn more
What’s old is new again

From the Editor: What’s old is new again

Despite having several years of involvement in the agriculture world under her belt, editorial director Stefanie Croley admittedly had never heard of take-all until very recently. As AAFC’s Kelly Turkington notes, the disease was prevalent in the mid-to-late ’90s, but has nearly disappeared from the list of potential threats to cereals thanks to good agronomic approaches and management practices. » Learn more
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IWCA series: Andrea McKenna

Life is full of difficult decisions – when to take a chance, when to take time off, when to go back to your roots, when to try something new. Andrea McKenna has tackled tough questions as a farm operator, advocate and mentor. Now, she tells her story outlining her journey from city living to farm operation and helping growers make more sustainable business decisions. » Listen now

IWCA Series: Ellen Sparry

If you work with cereals in Ontario, odds are you’ve heard of Ellen Sparry – she’s a go-to person for cereals research and production questions. Sparry is the general manager of C&M Seeds and wheat registration and performance test co-ordinator for the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee. Even beyond that, she’s a keen mentor and advocate for the importance of communication. » Listen now

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