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Neonic phase-out may limit flea beetle control tools

CNS Canada — The phasing out of neonicotinoid seed treatments in Canada may cause problems for the country’s canola growers when dealing with flea beetles — but alternatives pesticides could fill the gap. Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing that two neonicotinoid pesticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, be phased out over the next […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola watching soy ahead of harvest

CNS Canada — ICE Futures canola contracts held relatively rangebound during the week ended Wednesday, although the looming harvest and weakness in CBOT soybeans could weigh on values going forward. The November canola contract held above the psychological $500 per tonne level during the week, which should be providing decent opportunities for hedging, said commodities […] Read more

Prairie crop tour sees slightly bigger wheat, canola yields

Saskatoon | Reuters — Canadian farmers were on track to reap slightly larger wheat and canola yields, despite dry conditions and a wide discrepancy in growth rates, a crop tour estimated on Thursday. The inaugural Grain World crop tour, organized by FarmLink Marketing Solutions, toured the Prairie provinces on Tuesday and Wednesday. Moisture conditions vary […] Read more