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Western Update – The UAV Boom – Managing Risks, Leveraging the Benefits & Training Operators

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The UAV Boom – Managing Risks, Leveraging the Benefits & Training Operators


Between 2010 and 2013, Transport Canada issued 1,527 approvals for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations, with the number growing every year. Last fall, the organization announced exemptions to the Special Flight Operations Certificate, once mandatory for all non-recreational use of UAVs.



3 Tools (Toys?) to Line up Ahead of The Spray Season 

 Sometimes it’s the little things that go unnoticed that actually have a big impact. Who hasn’t been waylaid by one tiny little part that breaks or goes missing? Big-picture considerations are important too, but the devil, as they say, is in the details. When it comes to spraying, details can easily be overlooked. When’s the last time you calibrated each nozzle? How do you verify spray quality? How do you evaluate the effectiveness of the spray application? 




 Corn in Rotation – Learn About Manitoba-Specific Agronomics at CropConnect ’15

 There’s a robust corn research project in the works in Manitoba looking at not just the agronomic impact of corn in rotation, but the economics of adding the crop being used for food, feed and – sometimes – fuel. If you check out the CropConnect agenda (here), you’ll find a list of names associated with the corn agronomy seminar held at the conference, which runs February 17 and 18, 2015 at the Victoria Inn at Winnipeg.





 Are Wheat Markets Poised for a Rebound? – Market Update With Chuck Penner 

Despite the tumble in wheat futures over the last month, there are still reasons for growers to be optimistic about where wheat prices are headed, according to the president of LeftField Commodity Research.

Chuck Penner shares his take on what’s happening in the grain markets in this video filmed at FarmTechin Edmonton.

“I’m friendliest toward the wheat markets. They’ve been taking a bit of a beating, so so am I, but then the feedgrains are next.



Beef Market Update: Calling the Official Start of Rebuilding the U.S. Cow Herd 

 In this latest edition of the Beef Market Update, Anne Wasko, of Gateway Livestock, wraps up price trends for the last week of January in the face of a droopy Canadian dollar, and then moves on to breakdown the cattle inventory report, where total inventory was up 1%, with beef cow numbers expanding 2%, and heifer retention up 4%.



Created February 5, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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