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Five ways to help keep blackleg out of your fields

Three out of four fields in Western Canada are showing blackleg,” said Justine Cornelson, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada. For the last 10 years or so, the incidence of blackleg has been low on the Prairies, but lately, she said, “we’re starting to see a slight trend upwards.” Cornelson was speaking at[...]
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India looking to import pulses

MarketsFarm – Although India has prioritized producing their country’s own pulses self-sufficiently, unprecedented rainfall in October and November could turn the country back to relying on imports. A statement from the chairman of the Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), Zaverchand Bheda, said as much as 50 per cent of the urad pulse crop was[...]
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The new Team Alberta website gives producers, government officials and media a quick and easy way to find out the shared policy positions of the four groups.

Speaking with one voice is a win for farmers, says Team Alberta

New joint website is the latest effort by four main crop commissions to ‘amplify’ their shared policy positions

The province’s four main crop commissions have taken another step towards speaking with one voice. The quartet — which collectively has 20,000 members — came together four years ago to form Team Alberta when the urban-centric NDP came to power. “We found it easier to talk to the new people who wanted information on agriculture[...]
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Alberta harvest continues, 11 per cent of crops remain

Alberta Crop Report: Conditions as of November 5

Following a cooler than normal growing season, September brought several wet spells, interspersed by two major dry spells, each lasting less than two weeks. In October, wet spells occurred more frequently, with the northern half of the province blanketed with a few cloudy days. Over the past month, all areas in the province experienced below[...]
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