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22 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Launch FTA Promoting Agro-Trade
CANADA - The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement which took effect last week is Canada's fourth bilateral trade deal with a Latin American country and eliminates tariffs on a range of goods...
Crop Industry News from Canada Biotech Crops Gain Ground in Canada
CANADA - The area seeded to biotech crops in Canada has increased in recent years, reaching roughly eight million hectares (19.8 million acres) in 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Foreign...
20 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Wheat, Barley Harvest Underway
CANADA - Harvest is underway in Western Canada, with approximately 2 per cent of all crops harvested by 15 August compared with an average of 3 per cent complete, according to a report by the...
19 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Middle East Becoming Larger Market for Canada
CANADA - With little fanfare, this week the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia inked an agreement to purchase 660,000 tonnes of wheat from farmers in Canada, the US, Australia and the EU. ...
Crop Industry News from Canada Dealing with Blackleg in Crops
CANADA - Relatively low levels of sclerotinia infection can be found in most areas except in heavy and late maturing crops in northwest Saskatchewan where disease pressure is high due to frequent...
12 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Heat Improves Canadian Crop Yield Potential
CANADA - The Canadian Wheat Board reports in areas where farmers were able to get their crops planted this year yield potentials are looking quite good....
11 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Cargill Launches SafetySense
CANADA - Meat processing and agribusiness company Cargill has launched a new programme designed to help farm managers develop their own unique safety programme....
08 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Proper Management of Manure for Fertiliser
CANADA - A researcher with the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre says awareness of the fertiliser value of the nutrients contained in livestock manure continues to build, writes Bruce...
05 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Livestock Manure Is Cost Effective Fertilizer Option
CANADA - An agronomist with the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre says, with the price of commercial fertilizers continuing to rise, there's an opportunity to recycle manure nutrients...
29 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Harper Government Helps Canada’s Canola Industry
CANADA - China has agreed to grant Canadian canola producers and exporters continued market access to the lucrative Chinese market while governments and industry continue to work towards finding...
26 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Crop Conditions as of July 14, 2011
CANADA - Virtually all areas of the province received rain during the past two weeks. In the Southern and Central Regions precipitation ranged from 5 to 60 mm. ...
21 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada CFIB: Coming Changes at CWB Long Overdue
CANADA - The past few weeks on the Prairies have been abuzz. Not from the sounds of farm equipment, but from a steady back and forth over the future of the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly, writes...
Crop Industry News from Canada Cargill Moves Crop Input Operations in Alberta
CANADA - Cargill is to close its crop inputs facility in Grimshaw, Alberta, from 31 July. ...
20 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Herbicides Can Add Set Back to Stressed Crops
CANADA - Herbicides are designed to help crops but they can also hurt them when they're under stress as many are this year....
19 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada High Moisture Shifts GHG Emissions
CANADA - Unusually high amounts of moisture received across much of the Canadian prairies during 2011 are expected to shift the emission of greenhouse gases by agricultural systems. ...
14 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Soil Testing Ensures Adequate Nitrogen
CANADA - A soil scientist with the University of Manitoba is encouraging farmers to have their soil tested next spring, prior to planting, to ensure they have the right levels of nitrogen to...
12 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Western Provinces Support Choices For Grain Farmers
CANADA - Agriculture Ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia welcome the Government of Canada's plan to give producers marketing choice for wheat, durum and barley....
01 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Biodiesel Hits 2 Per Cent Content Milestone
CANADA - Canada's canola industry is celebrating a milestone in the development of Canada's biodiesel industry as the two percent renewable content requirement in diesel fuel sold in Canada comes...
28 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Canadian Wheat Seen at 9.54Mha
CANADA - By 1st June, Canadian farmers had planted or intended to plant 9.54Mha of wheat for harvest 2011, 12% more than was planted for harvest 2010 but nearly 0.5Mha less than was indicated...
Crop Industry News from Canada Weather Could Affect 2012 Weed Populations
CANADA - An assistant professor with the University of Manitoba reports the wet weather could result in slightly higher weed populations next year....
Crop Industry News from Canada Cargill to Build Grain Terminal in Alberta
CANADA - Cargill has put forward plans to build a new grain terminal in McLennan, Alberta, which is set to open in the fall of 2012....
27 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Wet Weather Challenges In-Crop Weed Control
CANADA - An assistant professor with the University of Manitoba reports this year's wet weather is making in-crop weed control extremely challenging, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Wet Weather Leaves Millions of Hectares Unseeded
CANADA - Last year was bad for some western farmers but another soggy spring has set the stage for one that could even be worse, sucking an additional $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion out of the...
22 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Slow Growth to Impact Crop Yield and Quality
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba says the ongoing cold wet weather that delayed planting this spring has slowed crop development and will reduce crop yields...
21 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Combine Clinic Helps Growers Pick Up Profits
CANADA - Research and in-field evaluations have shown that canola growers lose up to five bushels per acre out the back of their combines. ...
17 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada DDGS Workshop Impresses Canadian Buyers
CANADA and US - The US Grains Council's seminar on using distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in feedlot cattle rations drew an exceptionally large audience and "fantastic feedback,"...
Crop Industry News from Canada Small Barley Crops Increase Beer Prices
CANADA - High beer prices are brewing in Canada after smaller barley crops than expected mean a hike in the average price for a pint....
16 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Herbicide Carryover Can Stop Canola Emergence
CANADA - Seedlings that curl up and start to brown off before emergence could be infected with seedling disease. But they could also be damaged by herbicide carryover. ...
14 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Campaign to Save Canadian Wheat Board
CANADA - Manitobans will see and hear new television, print and radio spots supporting the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and the ability of farmers to have the right to decide the future of their...
09 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Canada Did You Walk Your Fields Today?
CANADA - Canola growers are encouraged to walk their fields a couple times a week — or more — until plants are firmly established and growing strong....
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