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May 15

Grain transport remains consistent

Posted on May 15 By: Victoria Decker

Rail Transport The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 95% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 39, consistent with last week’s performance, reflecting a decline in performance on CN offset by an increase in performance on CP. CN’s performance was above the 90% threshold for the fourth consecutive

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May 15

CWRS, CWAD, and barley feed markets hold, while CPSR markets slide

Posted on May 15 By: Victoria Decker

USDA crop progress reports have continued to show spring wheat seeding progress lagging behind the average. In the report for the week ending May 10, 2020, average seeding progress is reported at 42% in comparison to the 5-year average of 63% at this time. For the same period, the percent of the winter wheat crop

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May 15

Crop Research enters second stage of re-establishment

Posted on May 15 By: Victoria Decker

Last week research stakeholders heard from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada that they had commenced the second stage of re-establishment of crop research. AAFC management indicated that trials would be running at approximately 30% of normal capacity. This week, we began to learn what that looks like at individual stations and sites. With certain programs targeted

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May 15

Latest Developments | May 19

Posted on May 15 By: Victoria Decker

Wheat and Barley research enters the second stage of re-establishment, after being halted due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, but many questions remain. First “In The Field Webinar” presented by Alberta Wheat and Barley a great success! Tune in every Wednesday at 11 a.m. all summer long. Wheat and barley markets mostly

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May 14

Emergence expectations (Wheat School)

Posted on May 14 By: Victoria Decker

Don’t let vigor and germination be your only determinants of what your plant emergence is. Vigor is not the direct opposite of seedling mortality and we often see greater mortality than what is left after vigor is included. Moisture, temperature, compaction, seeding rate, disease, etc will all impact actual emergence. It is vital to check

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May 14

Thousand Kernel Weight (Wheat School)

Posted on May 14 By: Victoria Decker

To be as efficient as you can be with your seed, implementing seeding rates by using thousand kernel weight is vital. Jeremy chats with Kara Oosterhuis about what this means for your crop.  

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May 14

Plot2Farm: Moving the research to your farm

Posted on May 14 By: Victoria Decker

What agronomic tactics will actually bring value to your farm? Every year, small plot research is funded by Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley Commissions in various areas of agronomy with the goal of discovering novel ways to manage agronomy challenges and increase farmer profitability. Unfortunately, as much as small plots provide a strong indication of

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