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Winter survival of stripe rust

Researchers with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) are continuing to monitor plots and a few fields for stripe rust survival throughout the winter and early spring.>> Read full article

Crops can do their own weed control

Weeds are the enemy of crops and agricultural output worldwide. Organic and conventional farmers have their respective weed control strategies, either through the use of fuel guzzling, CO2 producing machines or environmentally harmful chemicals. Research from the University of Copenhagen now suggests that the war on weeds can be conducted more sustainably by adjusting sowing patterns and crop density. >> Read full article

Manitoba releases grasshopper forecast for 2015

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) has published its grasshopper forecast for 2015. The goal is to estimate levels of the four species of grasshoppers that have potential to be pests of crops in Manitoba.>> Read full article

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Keeping an eye on swede midge

Swede midge was first identified in Saskatchewan in 2007, but, so far, populations are small and scattered. However, it is a serious pest of canola and cruciferous vegetable crops in Ontario. First identified in vegetable crops in 2000, damage to canola crops was not reported until 2003. Since then, swede midge populations have been spreading and increasing across Ontario, with 2011 one of the worst years for damage for canola growers across much of the canola growing area. Today, researchers are drawing on the Ontario experience to help monitor Prairie populations.
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Created January 17, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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