One of the questions that come up this time of the year, when it comes to the growing season, is — what do the pest forecasts look like for 2020? Boyd Mori, assistant professor in agricultural entomology, at the University of Alberta, was at FarmTech in Edmonton, Alta, and broke down the top 5 insects in… Read More

Managing tough canola is… tough. Especially after the year that was 2019 — and for many parts of the Prairies, in the late season, it would not stop raining, snowing, sleeting — precipitating in any form. Canola is still being harvested and will continue into the spring again; but for those who managed to bring… Read More

The Alberta government is moving ahead with plans to reduce its funding and involvement in agricultural research, although according to the provincial agriculture minister, what that will look like is still to be determined. The United Conservative Party’s budget, tabled last fall, included a plan to reduce spending on ag research by $34.1 million over… Read More

The customer is always right, but who is the customer? If you’re a grocery store or a coffee shop trying to stay on-trend, is it consumer opinion that matters most, or those of your shareholders, as the pressure for profits rises? “The demands of the average consumer are pretty intuitive — they want affordable, tasty… Read More