Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced funding on Wednesday of up to $5.25 million for a new barley research cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which runs from 2023 to 2028. Industry and grower organizations have also committed $4.3 million, bringing total funding for the barley research cluster to $9.6 million over five years…. Read More

How do corn hybrids respond to foliar feeding? And what’s the potential yield impact and return on that investment? Those are questions PRIDE Seeds agronomist Stephanie Myslik tackles on this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School. In 2023, Myslik ran a trial to evaluate how tissue testing and foliar feeding could impact the PRIDE hybrid A6929G4…. Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced just over $8 million in funding for small acreage crop research under the five-year Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership framework. The new Diverse Field Crops Cluster will focus on crops mainly grown in Western Canada, including camelina, carinata, flax, mustard, and sunflowers, and will be administered by Ag-West Bio… Read More

The Manitoba Crop Alliance is now four years old, and the amalgamation of five producer groups is moving on from getting itself up and running to charting big things for its next strategic plan. The organization that represents spring and winter wheat, flax, sunflower and barley growers in Manitoba has a focused vision for the… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has announced up to $5,733,852 for the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) through the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to promote more diverse crop rotations on farms. The Cropping Systems Cluster, led by CFCRA, will develop the characteristics and practices to… Read More

Legumes, such as alfalfa, trefoil, and sainfoin, are a great feed source, are excellent for soil health, and play a role in sequestering carbon in the soil. According to emerging research by Dr. Bart Lardner, legumes in the bovine diet also lowers methane emissions, one of the components being measured in an on-going research project… Read More

There’s no better place to conduct practical agronomic research than in the real world, under the same conditions, using the same equipment and management practices. That’s the premise underlying the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers’ On-Farm Network, a farmer-driven research program that was officially launched 10 years ago, in 2014. “We really saw a need… Read More

The Field Crop Development Centre, established in the late ’70s, has a new home and a new name — Western Crop Innovations. The rebranded non-profit organization, with funding from the Alberta government, will be focused on agriculture research and crop development. Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation says the new structure will “revitalize this organization, promote a… Read More

Grower groups and the federal government have partnered on providing funding for wheat research to the tune of over $20 million over five years. With over $11.2 million in funding coming from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership AgriScience program, a further $9.3 million will come from: Manitoba Crop Alliance… Read More

Scientists and plant breeders have their sights set on root rots, given the risk that one in particular — aphanomyces — poses to pea and lentil production in Western Canada and the Northern Plains. Federal funding for a new five-year Pulse Crop Research Cluster, leveraged by funding from farmer check-off organizations, was announced earlier this… Read More

In recent years, many corn growers in Ontario have wrestled with gibberella ear rot in the crop and the high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) levels it can produce in the grain. It’s made for stressful harvest seasons, especially in 2018 when mycotoxins produced by the gibberella fungus in some fields climbed well above safe feeding… Read More

The dry bean breeding program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Morden Research Centre in Manitoba will continue for at least another five years under a new arrangement involving McGill University in Quebec and AAFC’s Harrow Research Centre in Ontario. An earlier proposal from the federal government would have seen the program cut or moved to… Read More

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