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Agronomics and economics: A few graphs of interest

At the Manitoba Agronomists Conference in December, Roy Arnott and Anastasia Kubinec of Manitoba Agriculture gave a joint presentation titled Agronomics & economics — crop management decisions need both! The full presentation is available on the Manitoba Agriculture website, but here are a few snapshots. Crop rotation can pay The above charts by Anastasia Kubinec […] Read more


New products available for potato growers in 2017

Aprovia Aprovia fungicide is a new alternative for the control of verticillium wilt. Aprovia contains the fungicide Solatenol, a SDHI (succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor) fungicide from FRAC Group 7. It is registered for in-furrow application to suppress verticillium wilt, silver scurf and rhizoctonia (black scurf, and stem and stolon canker). syngenta.ca Aprovia Top Aprovia Top fungicide […] Read more



VIDEO: Canada’s Agriculture Day Celebration in Ottawa

Members of the agricultural community gathered in Ottawa and in 200 events around the country to Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 16, 2017. In this video, Cam Choquette (student), Lane Stockbrugger (farmer) and Michael Hoffort (FCC CEO) share their experiences of the day.


Back to the future for Manitoba brewer

Neepawa’s Farmery Estate Brewery is highlighting the farm-brewer connection by showing the public the ingredients that make beer

A farm-based beer maker is offering a unique agri-tourism destination that will show attendees the historical ingredients that were used to make beer. Neepawa’s Farmery Estate Brewery, run by brothers Chris and Lawrence Warwaruk, are showcasing the malt barley varieties ranging from a century ago to modern times on their operation, which also produces other […] Read more



New potato protection products for 2016

Forum BASF’s Forum was expected to be registered in January 2016, says Scott Hodgins, manager for BASF Canada in Mississauga, Ont. Forum is composed of an active ingredient already used in the fungicide Zampro SC — dimethomorph, from the chemical Group 45. Forum’s mode of action makes it a highly systemic fungicide for the control […] Read more


LIVE BLOG: Alberta FarmTech 2016

Event begins Tuesday, Jan. 26 and runs to Thursday, Jan. 28

Edmonton’s EXPO Centre at Northlands is the place to be for producers and the public during Alberta FarmTech 2016, running from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28. Want up-to-the-minute information on what’s going on at FarmTech? Check out our live blog page here! FarmTech features more than 50 sessions and a world class lineup of speakers providing […] Read more



LIVE BLOG: Manitoba Ag Days

Event begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 and ends on Thursday, Jan. 21

The city of Brandon rolls out the welcome mat for producers and the public for this year’s Manitoba Ag Days, running Tuesday, Jan. 19 to Thursday, Jan. 21. Visit the Ag Days 2016 live blog page here! For three days, a wide variety of speakers and some of the latest in agricultural equipment and technology will […] Read more


VIDEO: Bluevale, Ont., family named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

Mike and Amy Cronin’s management skills, sound core-business values and team of trusted employees have helped build a successful international hog operation that has not only survived, but grew in often volatile market conditions. “I think it’s pretty humbling, actually,” says Amy Cronin on the couple’s win as Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer. “It could have been any one […] Read more



PHOTOS: Ag in Motion: Photo gallery wrap-up

A few more final sights from Western Canada's Outdoor Farm Expo

A product rep from New Leader, which demonstrated one of their dry fertilizer spreaders, showed onlookers how the spread patterns of new machines are much more consistent than what the previous generation of spreaders was capable of.


PHOTOS: Ag in Motion is underway!

Farmers and agribusinesses in Western Canada are seeing the latest agricultural technology in action at Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Set up on 320 acres 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon, Sask., Ag in Motion features live demonstrations of field equipment, crops and services. Ag in Motion runs from July 21 to July […] Read more