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DuPont’s Canadian head office in Mississauga. (

Dow, DuPont to shed Canadian assets for merger approval

Competition for the Prairie farmer’s crop protection dollar will survive following the planned merger of chemical giants Dow and DuPont, by way of a handful of asset sales, Canada’s Competition Bureau has ruled. The federal antitrust watchdog on Tuesday announced it has an agreement with DuPont and Dow Chemical to head off what would otherwise […] Read more

Cleaver seedlings. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

No time like now to scout for resistance: CCC

Grain and oilseed growers making weekend plans are advised that herbicide-resistant weeds have way fewer places to hide right now. Any weeds that lived through pre-seeding burnoff or post-emergent spraying — where other weeds have clearly died — are best caught early, the Canola Council of Canada said in a release Friday. “It takes 14-21 […] Read more