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Maximize Your Corn Silage Feed Value: Harvest at the Ideal Moisture Content Adam Parker, Maizex Seeds Inc.

One Chance The day that you choose to harvest your corn silage can actually have the most significant affect on quality out of all of the management decisions.  The moisture content of your silage greatly impacts how well your feed stores, ferments and ultimately determines feed quality. It is very important to harvest your corn

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Dry weather keeps insects and plant diseases in check

Farmscape for August 20, 2018 Shannon Friesen – Saskatchewan Agriculture   Full Interview 6:16 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports the dry weather that’s taken a toll on crop yields across the province has also kept problems with insects and plant diseases in check. Topsoil as well as subsurface moisture reserves have continued to deteriorate on a weekly

Saskatchewan crop yields average to below average but quality good

Farmscape for August 17, 2018 Shannon Friesen – Saskatchewan Agriculture   Full Interview 6:16 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields so far have ranged from average to well below average but the quality has been good. Saskatchewan Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Shannon Friesen, a Crops Extensions Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, says five percent of

AAC Crossfield Launch party celebrates the grounding breaking 4-P partnership with new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat variety

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and CANTERRA SEEDS LTD. are pleased to launch AAC Crossfield – the first new variety resulting from their historic public, private, producer partnership (4-P). Celebrations will take place at a launch party at Canterra Demonstration plots in Old, AB later today. AAC Crossfield seed is currently

Canola industry concerned about PMRA’s proposed decision to phase out valuable technology for Canada’s canola farmers

Source: Canola Council of Canada Today, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released proposed decisions to phase out the outdoor use of clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two important products used by canola growers to prevent damage caused by flea beetles. “Sustainable production and science-based decisions about risk are the foundation of our industry,” says Brian Innes,

Ten year-old field study yielding a wealth of information on manure management

Source: University of Manitoba By Christine Rawluk, National Centre for Livestock and the Environment, University of Manitoba The NCLE (National Centre for Livestock and the Environment) Long Term Field Laboratory was established in 2007 to initially answer ‘what happens to nitrogen availability and soil phosphorus levels over time when manure is applied either annually, at

Heat stress reduces Manitoba crop yield potentials

Farmscape for August 14, 2018 Anne Kirk – Manitoba Agriculture   Full Interview 4:39 Listen Hot weather and a lack of moisture this season have reduced crop yield potentials across much of Manitoba. Manitoba Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Anne Kirk, a Cereal Crop Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, says hot dry conditions continued over the

Hay preservatives

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Hay preservatives are additives that reduce hay drying times by allowing producers to bale hay at higher moisture content. The role of forage preservatives is to reduce losses due to moulds and heating after baling. The amount of preservative needed will depend on the moisture content of the forage

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AWC and Alberta Barley disappointed in CGC decisions on surplus allocation

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission, Erin Tateson The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley are disappointed that the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has decided to disperse $90 million of its $130 million surplus into numerous special projects and expand its operations rather than reducing service fees for Canadian grain farmers. While the CGC has indicated it

Canadian Grain Commission invests surplus funds in the Harvest Sample Program

Source: Canadian Grain Commission news release Canadian producers will have access to even more information on the quality of their harvest thanks to enhancements to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program. Beginning in the 2018-19 crop year, producers who participate in the Harvest Sample Program will receive falling number and deoxynivalenol (DON) results for

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