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

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

New Inferno Trio Herbicide offers unprecedented burndown weed control in wheat. This spring, Arysta LifeScience Canada will launch Inferno Trio Herbicide for use in spring wheat. The new product will be available in limited supply this year, and be widely available by 2020, according to Trent McCrea, Arysta LifeScience Portfolio Marketing Manager for Canada. Inferno… Read More

At its annual general meeting, the Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) gave an update as to how the 2018 performed. The organization called it another successful year and reports a profit of $190,671. “It’s important for Agribition to continue to operate responsibly, and to ensure the show and the organization is sustainable in the long term,”… Read More

A brand new program with a focus on precision agriculture will be available this fall at Olds College. Being dubbed Techgronomy, graduates will be prepared for careers that require a “deep understanding of the connectedness between agronomy, agriculture machinery/purpose built network management, and data sciences,” the school says. “This diploma program will help students discover… Read More

After spending just over four years as CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI), JoAnne Buth is retiring. Prior to CIGI, Buth served as a senator for more than two years, representing Manitoba. Before becoming a senator, she spent roughly 13 years with the Canola Council of Canada first as vice-president of crop production… Read More

Bayer has announced its Delaro fungicide has been approved for use in cereal crops in Canada. Already used for peas, lentils, chickpeas, and soybeans, the product has two active ingredients: prothioconazole (Group 3) and trifloxystrobin (Group 11). The pair of ingredients tackle foliar diseases including septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, rust species, net and spot… Read More

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister confirmed Wednesday that his province will be taking legal action against the federal government and its imposition of the carbon tax. “Last year, our government received legal advice the federal government has the constitutional power to impose a carbon tax, but only on provinces that do not implement plans of their… Read More