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Dry weather reducing Prairie wheat midge problems

CNS Canada — Wheat midge hasn’t been causing as many problems as first anticipated in Western Canada this year, as a dry spring hindered the pests’ emergence. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s wheat midge forecast, released earlier this year, initially showed high risk levels for the insect, but the dryness is hampering their effects on […] Read more

Dawson: Time to assess crops for frost, water damage

Dawson: Time to assess crops for frost, water damage

Each day it gets easier to assess how much damage frost and excessive moisture did to Manitoba crops over the Victoria Day long weekend. Farmers can expect their soybeans to emerge this week because of warm and sunny conditions — and that germination will probably suffer in some soybean fields. “I’m expecting to see a […] Read more

Canola at the cotyledon stage. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Cold, snowfall not likely to hurt Alta. crops

CNS Canada — Cold temperatures that brought some snow and frost to some parts of Alberta overnight won’t likely cause much damage to crops. “Most of our crops aren’t up yet; there’s been a fair bit of seeding going on, but I haven’t seen any emerged crops yet. So, it’s pretty much a non-issue at […] Read more