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February 5, 2015
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Strong start for canola pays off

The Canola Council of Canada says growers who invest the time to place seed at an even, shallow depth and invest in a seeding rate that will provide seven to 10 living plants per square foot will usually see a strong return on that investment through reduced pest management costs, easier harvest timing, lower green seed counts and higher yields. >> Read full article

Spraying decision can be complex

The decision on whether to spray or not can be a difficult one for producers and the wrong decision can have serious financial consequences. Indeed, determining the economic threshold when it pays to spray is not as cut and dried as a simple insect count, a specified severity of infection rate or basing the decision solely on the weather forecast.>> Read full article

Managing flax and hemp crop residues

Innovations in research and development are giving farmers new options for managing crop residues left over after harvest. >> Read full article


Powerful pre-seed burndown solution for cereals and soybeans

Glyphosate alone used to provide an effective burndown option in cereal and soybean crops. But the widespread adoption of glyphosate-tolerant canola, and the alarming spread of glyphosate- and Group 2-resistant kochia, has dramatically reduced the effectiveness of glyphosate-only control programs.

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Tackling a growing threat

The first case of herbicide resistance in Western Canada was identified in 1988, and the problem has increased continually since then. Herbicide-resistant weeds currently affect millions of acres of Prairie farmland. Impacts on growers can include fewer herbicide options, higher weed control costs and reduced crop yields. It’s crucial for growers to act now, before the problem gets any worse. Fortunately, advances in technology and knowledge can help crop growers fight resistance. >> Learn More…


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February 17 – 18, 2015
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2015 Manitoba Young Farmer Conference

February 25-26, 2015
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SK Soils & Crops Agronomy Updates

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Created February 5, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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