Limagrain and Canterra Seeds have announced the Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC) will register its first two new wheat varieties following the support from the Prairie Grain Development Committee, calling it an important day for Canadian wheat breeding. “This is a watershed moment for LCRC as it focuses on developing new milling wheat varieties that will deliver… Read More

Winnipeg-based Canterra Seeds and Limagrain were in Saskatoon, Sask., Thursday to announce the establishment of a new cereal breeding and development partnership, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada. The joint venture will be located in Saskatoon. Limagrain Cereals will bring “significant added value to western Canadian agriculture by developing new varieties of cereals, with a specific focus on… Read More

Several grain industry groups are calling on the federal government to show up for the commodity logistics system with a new public relations campaign. Ten policy and producer groups, including Pulse Canada, SaskWheat, Cereals Canada, and Canola Council of Canada, are calling on everyone in agriculture to use the hashtag #CanadasReady with photos or prepared… Read More

Producers need to adapt quickly in crucial crop year With a nationwide crop input shortage impacting producers, ADAMA Canada announced today that it has secured additional MCPA to fulfill its market obligations for the 2022 crop year. Even with the additional supply, the company expects it will only be able to close a portion of… Read More

Health Canada has issued a long-awaited clarification on how it will regulate different forms of plant breeding, including newer gene-editing methods. Genetically modified crops are deemed “novel” under Canada’s regulatory framework, requiring an expensive multi-year safety review before being approved for sale, but there was uncertainty about whether gene-edited crops would also be treated as… Read More

Syngenta Canada has announced it will sell Envita in Canada for the 2023 growing season. Envita is a nitrogen-fixing bacteria product for non-legume crops, including corn, canola, cereals, soybeans and potatoes. The liquid product, developed by Azotic Technologies, is applied in-furrow or as a foliar treatment, and performs similarly to n-fixing bacteria with legume and pulse crops, through a… Read More

Over the next two years, three industry organizations will receive $4.4 million collectively to help grow Canada’s grain sector through increased export opportunities. “Canadian grain producers are a key link in global food security. Today’s investment will help industry organizations build new relationships in international markets so we can continue to feed a growing global… Read More

Ontario farmers intended to grow more winter wheat and fall rye compared to 2020, to the tune of 8 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively. According to Statistics Canada’s spring 2021 seeding/planting intentions report, farmers planted over 1.1 million acres of winter wheat, though the estimated acres still in production sits just above 980,000… Read More

The window for farmers in Manitoba seeding winter wheat or fall rye with crop insurance coverage has been extended by 15 days. Until this year, winter cereals had to be seeded between August 20 and September 15 to be eligible for full coverage from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), with 80 per cent coverage… Read More

By many accounts, if the sun shines and the creek don’t rise, there’s a monster spring wheat crop coming in the west. But don’t just take our word for it; mounting evidence from several sources points to a rather large spring wheat supply building in Western Canada. Jon Driedger, senior market analyst with LeftField Commodity… Read More

To our Canadian listeners — Happy Canada Day! We hope you are able to take a break from spraying and enjoy some downtime to celebrate our country! Not only is it Canada Day, but it’s also Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, or USMCA, depending on where you are) implementation day. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio,… Read More

It’s Agronomy Monday, which means we’re talking crops and soils. In this episode, recorded by a jet-setting host Shaun Haney, you’ll hear: Deb Campbell, Agronomy Advantage, on spring cereals and their management in Ontario; Soil nutrient levels after a wet fall, with Cristie Preston, senior agronomist with Nutrien; Soil health and nutrient planning decisions coming… Read More

 

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