Crops

Look Out for Clubroot Galls in Canola Fields

The Canola Council of Canada is encouraging all canola growers in Western Canada to check their fields for clubroot after the recent discovery of a club-root infested field in northwest Saskatchewan and the expansion of the disease in Alberta.

Canadian Crops Highlighted in 2016 Ag Census Report

Statistics Canada released its third weekly report from the 2016 Census of Agriculture on May 31. The report, Seeding decisions harvest opportunities for Canadian farmers, looks at the variety of Canadian field crops, as well as the country’s increasing total crop field area.

Syngenta Introduces Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Trait Technology to Soybeans

Syngenta Canada Inc. introduced Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology to its soybean varieties in early March. The Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait provides tolerance to glyphosate (Group 9) and dicamba (Group 4) herbicides, which allows growers to use multiple modes of action to manage weeds like glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed and Canada fleabane.

CCGA Providing Farmers Access to Spring Cash Flow

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) officially begins issuing cash advances today for the 2016-17 Advance Payments Program (APP). A cash advance provides farmers with cash flow from crop or livestock commodities that have not yet been sold and, in many cases, not yet planted.

CropLife Canada Launches BeeConnected App

The new BeeConnected app, developed by CropLife Australia and adapted for Canadian use by CropLife Canada and the Canadian Honey Council, aims to help protect local bee populations by acting as a conduit between farmers and beekeepers.