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Cover cropping uptake increasing on the Prairies, survey finds

Accessing local information about cover crops has been a hurdle for Prairie farmers interested in adopting this production method, which holds the potential to build soil health and store carbon in soils.

GOC invests in international market development for canola

The investment of more than $1.8 million to the Canola Council of Canada to boost exports and ensure the sector can take full advantage of market access opportunities around the world.

The Summit Sweepstakes return for the 2022 Top Crop Summit

The Top Crop Summit returns virtually on Feb. 16 and 23, 2022. To celebrate the month of December, we’re giving away 40 free passes that will give you access to both the East- and West-centric presentations.
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Randy Kutcher

Speeding up screening

Fusarium is a major economic threat for cereal grains because of significant yield loss and the production of harmful mycotoxins that can limit the end-use of harvested grain. Breeding for low DON concentration in cereal crops is an important control measure for the disease, and researchers, like the University of Saskatchewan’s Randy Kutcher, have developed new innovations to speed up screening and detection. » Learn more...
Andrew Sharpe

Canola pan-genome map for better, more resilient varieties

An international coalition of researchers led by an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist, the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Israeli bioinformatics company NRGene has mapped the canola pan-genome, or its entire set of genes. It’s a major step forward for the canola industry and will lead to advances in breeding, says GIFS’ Andrew Sharpe. » Learn more...
Agronomy update

Agronomy update: Fluroxypyr-resistant kochia confirmed in Alberta

In a 2017 survey conducted in Alberta, 13 per cent of the kochia populations sampled were fluroxypyr-resistant. Only four per cent of the populations were both fluroxypyr- and dicamba-resistant. When combined with estimates of dicamba resistance, about 28 per cent of kochia populations sampled in Alberta in 2017 were resistant to at least one synthetic auxin herbicide. » Read more...
From the Editor

From the Editor: Considering careers in agriculture

Ag editorial director Stefanie Croley discusses her impressions from listening in on the future of labour in ag. The discussion focused specifically on horticulture and greenhouse production, but many of the issues and suggestions presented – and the insight shared by the diverse group of grower, educator and industry panellists – are reflected in the field crop production sector as well. » Read more...