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Harvest Sample Program deadlines extended

The Canadian Grain Commission is extending the deadlines for its Harvest Sample Program by a month because of this year’s late harvest. Producers now have until Nov. 30 to register online at www.grainscanada.gc.ca and until Dec. 31 to submit samples taken from their crops. There is no cost, and participating producers are emailed a report […] Read more


New grain standards now in effect

Changes to the grain grading guide as of Aug. 1

Changes to the Official Grain Grading Guide and variety designation lists are now in effect. That means individual official standard samples will be used to assess frost, heat stress, and mildew damage in western Canadian wheat. New variety designation lists also came into effect on Aug. 1 — 25 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring […] Read more



Useful data from Harvest Sample Program

Many producers have told us that it’s useful to have grade and quality information on samples before delivering their grain. Participants in the Harvest Sample Program receive dockage assessment on canola; an unofficial grade; protein content on barley, beans, chickpeas, lentils, oats, peas and wheat; oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola; oil and protein […] Read more


Snowed-in canola samples wanted

The Canadian Grain Commission needs samples of late-harvested or overwintered canola. The impact of snow on canola quality has not been studied and the commission wants to assess the impact of snowed-in and overwintered canola on the quality of the 2016 crop and assess its end-use functionality. This research will help ensure the Canadian canola […] Read more



Protein data available

Canadian Grain Commission – Preliminary protein content data for the 2014 Canada Western Red Spring wheat harvest are now available by crop region. The data are based on samples received through the Harvest Sample Program and will be updated weekly. Go to grainscanada.gc.ca, type ‘protein content red spring wheat 2014’ and select the most recent upload. […] Read more


Falling Number Will Not Be A Grading Factor

While results of this research have been promising, the CGC has not made a final decision about the use of this technology. The CGC will not move ahead with this technology until sound science supports it. This year, many producers seeded late because of cold, wet weather and this may lead to a late harvest. […] Read more




Insect Control In Canola — Without Malathion

Insects in stored canola will not feed on sound, healthy seeds. However, moisture-loving fungus feeders such as foreign grain beetles, psocids and mites may be found in canola if it’s in poor condition. Primary stored product insects such as rusty grain beetle, red flour beetle and saw-toothed grain beetle can occasionally be found in stored […] Read more