Saskatchewan is joining other provinces in offering AgriRecovery support to beekeepers who suffered suffered high colony losses in 2022. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and his Saskatchewan counterpart, David Marit, announced the launch of a $1 million AgriRecovery program for beekeepers in the province on Tuesday. Saskatchewan joins Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario in providing disaster… Read More

A less than ideal wheat harvest hasn’t dampened a lot of excitement over wheat yields in Ontario, as some great averages are trickling in. The biggest question popping up on Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson’s radar right now is how to get next year’s wheat off to the best start while beans are still standing. The… Read More

Advancements in RNA interference (RNAi) technology could soon unlock new tools for managing canola pests and pathogens, such as sclerotinia and flea beetles. RNAi — ribonucleic acid interference — involves targeting specific RNA sequences in a disease or pest, rather than targeting entire proteins or enzymes, as is the case with current pesticides. It’s a… Read More

CNBC has named its Disruptor 50 list for the year, and six agriculture-related companies made the list. An additional three companies offer tech that may also be applicable in the agriculture sector. It’s the 11th year for the list, which spotlights companies overcoming economic challenges and capital market hurdles by strategically chasing major market opportunities. The… Read More

Agriculture ministers from across Canada met virtually on Friday to discuss and receive updates on several agriculture-related files that they’re following, including progress on a national grocery code of conduct and the implementation of the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) that’s set to take effect April 1, 2023. “We would like to commend… Read More

Guest host Kara Oosterhuis is tackling irrigation management in this episode of The Agronomists, with guests Catherine Kerkhoff of Hytech Production, and Len Hingley of Alberta Agriculture, Forestry & Rural Economic Development. This episode of The Agronomists is brought to you by ADAMA Canada, the Mind Your Farm Business podcast, and our July 19th webinar… Read More

Northstar Seed Ltd., based at Neepawa, Manitoba, has signed a deal to be bought by Germany-based, Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV). Founded in 1982 by a group of alfalfa seed producers, Northstar Seed specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of forage, turf, cover crops and native grass seed, as well as leafcutter bees and equipment. DSV, a… Read More

When parliament returns November 22, the Canadian government will be led by a 39 member cabinet that was announced earlier this week. Heading up the agriculture file will be returning Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. Other departments with a significant impact on agriculture include the ministries of environment, trade, and health. On Thursday, RealAg Radio host… Read More

Decisions, decisions. There are many early season considerations that will factor into where to put your next crop of peas, lentils, chickpeas, or faba beans. Seed quality, environmental conditions, whether or not to treat seed, and pest concerns are just some that make the list. One of the great things about pulse crops is that… Read More

For many, December is a time to reflect, to really sit back and look at what the previous months looked like. What were the highs? What were the lows? Despite 2020 being the year it was — and one I certainly won’t forget in my lifetime — it was also a whole lot of fun… Read More

 

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