Agriculture News

Flea beetles and cutworms emerge as Prairies’ top pests

Published on 06.14.2018 by Richard Kamchen

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The top pest vexing Canadian Prairie crop producers so far this growing season is the flea beetle, but cutworms aren’t far behind.

Flea beetle pressure was great enough to cause canola reseeding in parts of Alberta and Manitoba, according to recent crop reports.

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Why more farmers are going digital

Published on 06.14.2018 by Owen Roberts

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Darcy Herauf of Odessa, Sask., has a good memory for inputs. But he was glad to have electronic production records backing him up over the past year, when he sold some canola and flax to buyers who wanted very specific crop protection details.

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Competitive pea price support demand

Published on 06.13.2018 by Greg Kostal

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Canada exported 346,000 tonnes of peas in April, with 189,000 tonnes going to China and 86,000 tonnes to Bangladesh. We are quietly moving more peas than thought to China.

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How to recognize volatility in a market

Published on 06.12.2018 by J.P. Gervais

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Today’s release of the USDA estimates of the supply and demand balance for the 2018-19 marketing year suggests a slightly improving pricing outlook for wheat and corn due to a stronger pace of U.S. exports this year. The pricing outlook for soybeans is unchanged despite lower anticipated year-end inventories for 2017-18.

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Are farmland values heating up in your region?

Published on 06.12.2018 by



The 2017 FCC Farmland Values Report is out. Nationwide, values are up 8.4%. But what does that mean in your part of the country?

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Canadian flax values extend beyond market highs

Published on 06.07.2018 by Mike Jubinville

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Canadian flaxseed cash bids trended modestly higher through the winter and into spring. And now, cash bids are fairly wide-ranging, spanning from $12.25 to $13 a bushel, depending on location.

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Fast and early scouting key to combat weeds

Published on 06.07.2018 by Richard Kamchen

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Field scouting and swift action are crucial for farmers to stay on top of problem weeds.

“Nothing will ever replace good scouting, looking at more than one spot in the field, focussing on the top weeds in the crop and minimizing weed competition,” says Manitoba’s provincial weed specialist Tammy Jones.

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Tips for a wildfire-protected farm

Published on 06.07.2018 by Craig Lester

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If you saw smoke on the horizon from a wildfire, would you be prepared with the necessary steps to protect your operation?

This is a situation Cherie Copithorne and family went through just a few weeks ago. And while the blaze didn’t get any closer than about five kilometres, the family had a plan in place to help keep the fire at bay if it encroached on their land.

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The one statistic you need to know this crop year

Published on 06.05.2018 by J.P. Gervais

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Over the next three weeks, we’ll cover economic fundamentals that can help you make sense of what’s happening in the markets.

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