The Province of Manitoba recently announced its recipients of the newly created Conservation Trust. Among those awarded part of the $2.2 million trust, were partners of the Kirkella Community Pasture Association’s Grassland Habitat Enhancement Project. The group, comprised of the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, along with Manitoba Forage and Grasslands Association (MFGA), and the pasture’s… Read More

If you could move a chunk of acres to fall planting, diversify the crop mix, and get a jump on herbicide-resistant weeds, would you? All of that is an option with winter canola, but the crop isn’t without its challenges. Currently, there’s only one registered winter canola variety for Ontario growers, says Eric Page, research… Read More

Milking with single-box automated milking systems (AMS) has revolutionized the way dairy producers manage their herds. Current estimates indicate that 10 percent of the Canadian dairy herd are now milked by automated systems, and it’s growing. Globally, nearly 30,000 farms employ robots, according to a 2014 survey. Much of the conversation around dairy robots focus… Read More

Ontario winter wheat growers have been expecting an unimpressive winter wheat stand, but early feedback from farmers and agronomists is proving that the 2019 crop may be even worse than expected. The sooner farmers can evaluate wheat stands properly the better, but conditions haven’t been conducive to the crop breaking dormancy. If the crop looks… Read More

SGS BioVision has obtained its International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) lab accreditation. The accreditation is required for the company to deliver expanded sampling and testing options. “This significant accreditation strengthens our commitment to supporting the Canadian seed trade industry and our clients with meeting global export requirements,” says Trevor Nysetvold, director of seed and crop… Read More