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Results of the 2015 Canola Performance Trials (CPT) have been released. For 2015, participants in the trials consist of line companies, independent retailers and seed companies including Bayer CropScience, BrettYoung Seeds, Canterra… Read More
This year the Prairie Grain Development Committee met Feb. 23-25 in Banff, Alta., to review new cultivars and put forth those that will deliver benefits to farmers or end-users. Below… Read More
With the technology available today, farmers are increasing their production. Seed treatments are among the newest technologies available — by helping seed get the best possible start, they are helping farmers grow more from less.
Although Jan Slaski will admit that hemp acres are still small in Alberta, don’t tell him it’s a niche crop. The researcher with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures doesn’t care for that term.
In Alberta, fusarium head blight, a fungal disease of small grain cereals, presents a major problem that crops up annually for seed growers in the southern and central parts of the province. While it has troubled wheat growers for years, FHB caused by the pathogen Fusarium graminearum was also detected in barley several years ago. But there may be a new potential solution on the horizon.
There are many moving pieces in the Canadian seed industry today — changes to Plant Breeders’ Rights legislation, changes to variety registration, changes to seed crop inspection delivery. All of these changes might leave growers scratching their heads. We take a look at how today’s evolving landscape will impact you and the seed you buy.
Stripe rust has been developing earlier than ever before on winter wheat in central Alberta — which may mean it is overwintering in the region.
A new clubroot pathotype that can overcome clubroot resistance has been confirmed in Alberta fields. Proactive management will be key in 2015.
63rd Annual Alberta Seed Processors Meeting
Wednesday January 13, 2016 - Friday January 15, 2016
Reach New Heights – Join us for the ASP annual meeting January 13-16, 2016. Click here for meeting and registration info.
Tuesday January 26, 2016 - Thursday January 28, 2016
FarmTech is Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference. The dates for FarmTech 2016 are January 26, 27 & 28 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands. Find out… Read More
Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Friday February 26, 2016
Ag Expo is Western Canada’s Premier Ag Show. This year, it will be held on 24, 25 and 26 February. Visitors to the show can expect to find exhibitors whose… Read More