The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has hired Lauren Comin as research manager, according to a recent press release. Comin has a PhD in bioresource and food engineering from the University of Alberta, and brings a wealth of research knowledge in advanced grain processing, strong project management skills and a keen interest in food science and… Read More

The Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan today announced the creation of a new Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA). This initiative will coordinate research and development projects to improve the yield of Canadian wheat by reducing losses under extreme weather conditions such as drought, heat, cold and diseases, according to… Read More

The most advanced winter wheat is at the flag leaf stage and roughly 85% of the corn crop is planted, according to the latest crop update from the Golden Horseshoe Soil & Crop Improvement Association. Winter wheat weed control applications should be made prior to the flag leaf stage, Peter Johnson, cereal specialist, says. Pasture… Read More

Dow AgroSciences LLC has announced the full Canadian approval of Enlist Duo herbicide, with Colex-D technology, by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Canada is the first country to approve the Enlist weed control system that offers built-in 2,4-D tolerance in corn and soybean varieties. Enlist Duo provides the weed control and peace of… Read More

Tune in to Twitter tomorrow at 10 a.m. (mountain) to participate in the second #AbBugChat. Hosted by Scott Meers, tomorrow’s #AbBugChat will cover reports of early cutworm damage, what to scout for with wireworms and a caution on pea leaf weevil and flea beetle. Anyone with a Twitter account can participate in a chat. Simply… Read More

Syngenta Canada Inc. announced today via press release that azoxystrobin has been registered for use on oats in the United States. Azoxystrobin is a key active ingredient in Quilt fungicide. As a result, oats grown in Canada and treated with Quilt can now be exported to the United States. “This timely U.S. registration gives Canadian… Read More

Seeding has just started in Saskatchewan, though most acres seeded are concentrated in the southwest and west-central parts of the province.That’s according to the first crop report of the season, current to May 6, The vast majority of farmers are still waiting for the land to dry out and the snow to fully disappear. According… Read More

The University of Guelph recently announced the appointment of Ken McEwan as director of the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus. McEwan’s five-year term began May 1. McEwan has been acting interim director since Jan. 1, 2012. Earlier, he was research co-ordinator at Ridgetown. As Ridgetown’s tenth director, he will oversee 120 faculty and staff… Read More