Farmers are dealt a hand of cards each year. There are cards of fortune and cards of misfortune. Maybe it’s a wet spring or corn prices below $4/bu or skyrocketing fertilizer costs. Maybe you get all three in the same hand. A farmer can’t always choose what they’re dealt, but they can choose how to respond…. Read More

Regulatory restrictions are not on the radar in Manitoba, but the province’s agriculture entomologist suggests farmers in Western Canada should ask themselves “why?” before using neonicotinoid seed treatments. The Ontario and Quebec governments are restricting the use of insecticide-treated seed in response to concerns about neonics hurting bee health, but there haven’t been the same problems with pollinator populations… Read More

A joint initiative of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development is working to map the incidence of clubroot spores in Manitoba. With funding through the federal government’s Growing Forward 2’s Growing Actions program, the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI)  is working to map clubroot incidence on a township-range basis. If… Read More

 

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