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Richardson building new grain elevator in Saskatchewan

The new elevator will include 46,000 metric tonnes of storage capacity with a loop track rail design capable of loading 175 high cube rail cars. The facility will feature a high capacity grain cleaning system.

Prairie crop report highlights as of June 15

Soil moisture conditions are the hot topic of the week, with much-needed rainfall in some areas saving crops and continued drought conditions having long-term impacts on crop development and yield.

Case IH introduces new planter tech and boom configuration

The Case IH ISO Planter Control gives operators the ability to view high-resolution as-applied planting data in real time; Case IH has also added a new 90-foot boom option for the FA 1030 air boom applicator.

StatsCan releases principal field crop info as of June 29

According to the June 2021 Field Crop Survey conducted by Statistics Canada, Canadian farmers reported planting more canola, barley, soybeans and lentils, but fewer acres of wheat, dry peas, corn for grain and oats.

Manitoba has second instance of resistance-breaking clubroot pathotype

The strain of clubroot identified as pathotype 3A is able to overcome some first-generation sources of genetic resistance in commercial canola cultivars.
Pea leaf weevil

Pea leaf weevil: What’s in a name?

The name “pea leaf weevil” drums up thoughts of an insect gnawing away in a crop of field peas. But as many faba bean growers have found out in recent years, this weevil doesn’t stop in its tracks at the pea field borders. Asha Wijerathna, a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta is finishing up some much-needed research on pea leaf weevil in faba bean, including the first-ever economic threshold. » Learn more...
Know your enemy

Know your enemy

Wireworms are a particularly pesky pest on the Prairies. While there are chemical control options, there hasn’t been a pesticide capable of killing them since the PMRA cancelled registration of lindane in late 2004 – which changed with the registration of broflanilide in November 2020. But Haley Catton, an entomologist with AAFC-Lethbridge, says a lack of information on the pest is the real challenge. » Learn more...
Clubroot resistance

Enhancing the durability of clubroot resistance

For western Canadian canola growers, clubroot remains a serious threat. Although cultivar resistance is key to clubroot management, several “new” virulent pathotypes were identified that can break resistance in the first-generation clubroot-resistant canola varieties. Researchers – like AAFC’s Gary Peng – and industry are looking for new strategies to improve resistance performance and durability. » Learn more...

Cover crop survey connects researchers and farmers

Last year, Yvonne Lawley and Callum Morrison of the University of Manitoba discussed preliminary survey results and Prairie cover crop recommendations. Now, they return to discuss the 2020 survey and the project’s future. » Listen now...

Preparing soil for spring planting

John Heard, soil fertility specialist with Manitoba Agriculture discusses how to approach spring soil sampling, best practices for sampling and getting your soil in top shape as spring seeding approaches. » Listen now...
Inputs, The Podcast 
Inputs, the Podcast

Battling Bt-resistant European corn borer

Found wherever corn is grown, from the Prairies to the Maritimes, European corn borer can impact grain quality, yield and harvest. Bt corn hybrids have helped to mitigate some of these risks, but in recent years, Bt-resistant European corn borer has been found in parts of Canada. Jocelyn Smith from the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus shares insights and updates on Bt-resistant European corn borer and some best management practices for corn growers. » Listen now...
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