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29 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Oil on Track for Tariff-free Access to the EU
CANADA - The Canadian canola industry is optimistic that the formal end of negotiations for the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) means that the canola industry...
Crop Industry News from Canada Funding for Farmer-Led Feed Grain Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive C$400,000 funding under the Growing Forward 2 initiative....
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Forecast Frost Expected to Reduce Canada Yield
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says the frost that's expected this week will result in reduced crop quality and lost yield, especially in the later seeded crops, Bruce Cochrane...
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Emerson Winter Wheat Shows Good Fusarium Resistance
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising farmers planning to seed winter wheat this fall to secure seed as soon as possible and to choose Emerson....
01 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Fusarium Head Blight Downgrades Winter Wheat
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says fusarium head blight has been the biggest factor affecting the quality of this year's winter wheat crop, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Warm Weather Pushes Alberta Crops Towards Maturity
CANADA - The warm, dry weather during the past week continued to rapidly enhance crop development toward maturity. Outside of spotty showers, the Central and North East Regions reported some...
Crop Industry News from Canada Online Grain Contracting Now Available Exclusively Through Cargill
CANADA - Cargill’s AgHorizons farm customers now have the ability to sign a grain delivery contract on-line - something that no other line grain company in Canada is currently offering. ...
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Video: What Growers Can Do to Protect Blackleg Resistance Traits
CANADA - A new video from the Canola Council of Canada zooms in on blackleg, showing how the canola disease infects a plant, how it spreads throughout a field and what growers can do to protect...
06 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Secure Seed Early for Planting Winter Wheat
CANADA - Anyone wanting to plant winter wheat this fall is being advised to secure seed supplies as early as possible....
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Excess Moisture Takes Toll on Quality of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports excess moisture has taken a dramatic toll on the quality of winter cereal crops planted last fall....
24 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Time to Begin Your Pre-harvest Disease Watch?
CANADA - Yield-robbing levels of disease will be easy to spot in canola fields now and through to harvest. This is a great time to start your pre-harvest disease scouting....
23 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Honey Bee Survey of Winterkill Results Published
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has released the results of its survey of winterkill of honey bees in 2014 showing overall, beekeepers reported that 18.5 per cent of...
10 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Cereal Leaf Spotting, Stripe Rust Prevalent in Alberta
CANADA - While stripe rust, cereal leaf spotting and root rot are the most prevalent disease challenges in the Alberta province right now, other problems are expected to emerge....
08 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Winter Wheat Surveyed for Stripe Rust
CANADA - From June 30 to July 4, Dr Denis Gaudet and his team from the Lethbridge Research Centre surveyed twenty-three fields of winter wheat for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber,...
04 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Plants Underwater?
CANADA - What happens to canola plants that are underwater for a few days? Here’s a detailed explanation from Murray Hartman, oilseed specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development:...
27 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Growing Degree Days Reach Levels to Trigger Bertha Armyworm
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's map shows the regions where growing degree days (Base 7°C) have reached sufficient levels to trigger emergence of bertha armyworm adults from pupae....
24 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Senate Plans to Improve Competitive Position of Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in its report "Innovation in Agriculture: The Key to Feeding a Growing Population"...
20 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Alberta Beekeepers Conduct Winterkill, Management Survey
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture is currently conducting its annual honey bee winterkill and management survey 2014....
Crop Industry News from Canada Report Outlines Nineteen Steps for Canadian Competitiveness
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has outlined 19 recommendations for improving the competitive advantage of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector....
17 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Minister to Discuss Grains Trade with China
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister is to lead a mission to China this week to strengthen agricultural science and trade partnerships, along with groups representing the beef, pork, grains...
12 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada More Funding for Agriculture Teaching in Canadian Classrooms
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced a new C$1-million five-year funding agreement with Agriculture in the Classroom...
09 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Public Interest in Story Behind Modern Food Production Grows
CANADA - The visitor services manager with the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says the public's interest in the story behind the production of food is building....
05 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada China to Better Police GMO in Agriculture
CHINA - China will strengthen oversight of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the agricultural sector to ensure biosafety, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a circular....
27 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Growers File Level of Service Complaint with Canadian Transportation Agency
CANADA - The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has filed a Level of Service Complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency, contending that Canadian National Railway and Canadian...
12 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Farmers Expect to Plant More Oilseeds, Pulses and Fewer Cereals
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports prairie farmers are expecting to plant about the same number of acres this year as last, but more of those acres will be seeded to oilseed...
06 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell Us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually
ANALYSIS - “Why are there problems for bees associated with the growing corn but not canola, when both are planted using neonic-treated seed?” ...
02 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Ergot Prevention in Cereal Crops
CANADA - When it comes to controlling ergot, the best control is prevention....
01 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada New Canada Canola Price Alternatives
CANADA - Farmers with their own futures account may consider buying a put option to lock in a minimum futures price while still being able to take advantage of a higher price should that be available....
24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Return to Normal Yields Forecast to Decrease in Total Oilseeds
CANADA - A return to normal yields is forecast to result in a six per cent decrease in total oilseeds (canola, soybeans and sunflowers) for 2014/2015....
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Western Canadian Winter Wheat Crops Looking Good
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says weather over the next two weeks will play a key role in determining the condition of this year's winter wheat crop coming out of...
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