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Prairie provinces issue final crop reports of 2021 season

Harvest is essentially complete in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta – in most cases, ahead of provincial five-year averages. The summer’s drought continues to have an impact on soil moisture, yields and crop quality.

USask researchers develop field pea breed for plant-based iron supplement

University of Saskatchewan PhD candidate Keely Shaw, together with the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre, have created a new breed of field pea to allow for a pharmaceutical-free fix to iron deficiency.

Updated post-harvest weed control guide

A post-harvest weed control strategy targets perennial and winter annual weeds to prevent them from stealing early season moisture. Use this searchable guide to select herbicide options for post-harvest weed control.
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Rusty wheat

Wheat resistance genes vs. stripe rust races

Alberta is a Canadian hotspot for stripe rust, a disease that can cause devastating yield losses in susceptible wheat varieties. The pathogen is notorious for its ability to quickly defeat resistance genes. So Alberta wheat breeders like Dean Spaner and Harpinder Randhawa and crop pathologists like Reem Aboukhaddour are making sure the latest varieties can withstand Alberta’s current stripe rust races. » Learn more
Top Crop Summit

Top Crop Summit Q&A: Ask a weed scientist

Weeds. They’re everywhere. Breanne Tidemann, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, fielded agronomist and farmer questions at the Top Crop Summit. Questions included which weeds will cause western Canadian farmers the most grief five years from now,what weed control practices have been successful, and what can be done to slow the development of GR wild oats? » Learn more
Inputs, The Podcast

The impact of drought on crop nutrition

Drought can have devastating effects on crops. Besides moisture stress, dry soil results in limited root activity, preventing roots from effectively taking up nutrients, and limited soil biological activity. In this episode of Inputs, Alan Blaylock, senior agronomist with Nutrien, shares tips and advice on recovering and adjusting fertilizer management strategies after experiencing drought conditions. » Listen now
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