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Feb 23

Combatting Fusarium before it’s visible

Posted on Feb 23 By: Helen McMenamin

A Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) survey of over 900 cereal and corn fields in Alberta in 2010 showed the disease is spreading beyond irrigated areas. Research indicates it is a disease well-worth fighting before you see it. FHB, also called scab or tombstone, is caused by several species of the fungus Fusarium, of which the

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Feb 15

Intelligent nano-fertilizers herald the future

Posted on Feb 15 By: Caitlin Crawshaw

For generations, farmers have understood the importance of nitrogen to the growth of their crops and have struggled to boost nitrogen levels in the soil. Conventional fertilizer can only do this to a small extent, since the bulk of it is destroyed by water or wind before being used by plants. “For every $100 a

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Feb 3

Masters of malt: Elite Barley recognizes excellence

Posted on Feb 3 By: Kailen Renelle Krawec

Producing malt-quality barley is a proud achievement for many barley growers. Each year, the Elite Barley: Canadian Malting Barley Grower Recognition Program celebrates producers who meet numerous production challenges—from weather to harvest to storage—in order to produce the best malt barley in Canada. An industry-led program, exceptional producers of malt barley are nominated by participating

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