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Prairie wireworm guide now available

According to AAFC’s Haley Catton, the “Guide to pest wireworms in Canadian Prairie field crop production” discusses Prairie wireworm biology, species, monitoring, management options and research needs.

USask to build insect research facility

The new University of Saskatchewan Insect Research Facility will be one of only a handful of facilities in the country specifically designed to conduct research on arthropod plant pests and beneficial insects.

New FMC report on Indigenous ag business management needs

The Path Forward details the current state of Indigenous farm businesses and what they need to create a robust business management plan or enhance their business management strategy.
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Featured News 
Where have the weevils gone?

Where have the weevils gone?

Pea leaf weevil and cabbage seedpod weevil were missing in action in 2019 and 2020 on some parts of the Prairies. One reason was likely cold winter weather. James Tansey, provincial insect/pest management specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, says the lack of snow and cold winter temperatures likely contributed to a decline in both weevil populations in those growing seasons. » Learn more
Soil fertility

Forty-five years of soil fertility lessons

Don Flaten recently retired from the University of Manitoba after spending 45 years learning and working in agronomy and soil fertility. At this year’s Top Crop Summit, Don reflected on the soil fertility lessons he learned – and some that he forgot – along that education and career path. Some of the biggest changes are the move to zero-till seeding and the rise of one-pass seeding and fertilizing practices. » Learn more
Inputs, The Podcast 
Inputs Smart Nutrition

Cover crop survey connects researchers and farmers

In 2019, Yvonne Lawley, a professor in the plant science department at the University of Manitoba, and Callum Morrison, a University of Manitoba PhD student, set out to learn more about what Prairie farmers are doing with cover crops.

Lawley and Morrison were featured in an August 2020 episode of Inputs to discuss preliminary results of the 2019 survey and cover crop recommendations for Prairie growers. Now, nearing the culmination of their study, the two return to discuss outcomes gleaned from the survey and the future of the project. » Listen now
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Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers: What are they and how do they work?

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