GFM Network News

Take steps to prevent treated seed contamination

Western Canadian grain producers are harvesting their crops, and some are planting winter wheat. Because producers may be handling seed and harvested grain at the same time, there is a risk that treated seed may contaminate harvested grain intended for delivery. The Canadian Grain Commission reminds producers they can prevent treated seed contamination by following […] Read more

Prevent insect infestations when storing grain

As the 2013 grain harvest gets underway it is important for grain producers to take steps now to reduce potential insect infestations in stored grain, according to the Canadian Grain Commission. “Although this year was not as warm as the preceding summer, there is ample potential for stored grain insects to infest bins as grain […] Read more

CDC Falcon moves to CWGP class, August 1, 2014

The Canadian Grain Commission has reminded producers that effective August 1, 2014, the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) variety CDC Falcon moves to the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class. “When we first announced that certain CWRW varieties were moving to the CWGP class in 2013, we stated that CDC Falcon would not move until […] Read more

Grain Commission issues new crop year reminders for Western producers and industry

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on August 1, 2013 in Western Canada. Roughage tolerances for triticale and rye Currently, commercial cleanliness requirements for Triticale, Canada (CAN) and Rye, Canada Western (CW) do not include tolerances for roughage. As recommended by the Western […] Read more

Take advantage of the cold weather — kill some bugs

Advantage Unlike producers in other countries,
Prairie farmers have free natural insect control

Warm weather during the 2012 grain harvest benefited producers, but it also benefited insects that feed in stored grain, says Brent Elliott, infestation control and sanitation officer at the Canadian Grain Commission. However, cold winter weather can help producers control insects. “Now that winter’s here, producers need to reconsider how they’re managing insects in their […] Read more

Grain bugs enjoying hot summer

The Canadian Grain Commission says warm summer on the Prairies has increased the risk of insect infestation in stored grain. Grain producers can take steps now and prevent insect infestations in stored grain, according to the Canadian Grain Commission. "This year we’ve had a mild winter followed by a warm summer. In these conditions, insects, […] Read more

CGC announces grading changes to western grains for 2010-11

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced grain grading changes for the 2010-11 western crop year that will come into effect on August 1, 2010: • Revised fusarium tolerances for the following classes of Western Canadian wheat:Canada Western Red SpringCanada Western Hard White SpringCanada Western Amber DurumCanada Prairie Spring RedCanada Prairie Spring WhiteCanada Western Soft […] Read more

Free Grain Quality Testing

Harvest time is here again and with it the Canadian Grain Commission annual Harvest Sample program begins. Each fall, the Canadian Grain Commission asks Canadian producers to sign up for the program and submit representative samples of their crops. The commission uses the samples to determine the quality of the harvest while it is going […] Read more