The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) — made up of Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), and Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) — is announcing the new executive team, following the transition of hosting duties from Sask Wheat to AWC. CWRC’s operational hosting duties rotate every three years between the three Prairie… Read More

I’ve lived on the Prairies all my life — so it’s not new to me to experience a good winter storm. However, the blizzard that hit us this past weekend made it feel like the type of storm you typically see around here on New Years Day. Parts of central and southern Alberta and Saskatchewan… Read More

Resistance to Bt corn rootworm hybrids has developed in Ontario and growers are asking: what’s the best strategy to control the yield-robbing pest if in-seed technology fails? Resistance has been confirmed in several fields in Huron, Perth and Durham Counties in Ontario and the problem is likely even more widespread, says Tracey Baute, Ontario Ministry… Read More

The newly-formed Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has announced the results of its inaugural nomination process, as the group called for farmers to sit on its new crop committees. The MCA was formed on August 1, 2020 following the merger of five provincial commodity organizations that collect check-offs on wheat (spring and winter), barley, sunflowers, corn,… Read More

Team Alberta, which consists of Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, is working to continue on with Agronomy Update, one of the leading agronomy events in Alberta — virtually. The annual conference has traditionally been a two-day, in-person event hosted by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, that provides timely agronomic information… Read More

The company that was set to buy Input Capital Corp. has backed out of the deal. The publicly-traded company, based in Saskatchewan, announced an agreement to be bought by Bridgeway National Corp. in August 2020 for approximately $97.5 million. Input Capital offers canola “streaming” financing, where the company provides capital in exchange for a stream… Read More

Selecting the right hybrids can make or break the profitability of a corn crop. There are a multitude of factors that combine to produce high-yielding, profitable harvests, but if growers make the wrong hybrid choices they’ll need some luck and good fortune to produce a successful crop, says University of Guelph associate professor Dr. David… Read More

 

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