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Frost damage to soybeans depends on crop stage

Frost damage to soybeans depends on the stage of the soybeans and how cold it gets and for how long, according to a pulse crops extension specialist. Frost is possible Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in parts of Manitoba. Soybean growth stage is determined by examining the pods, Terry Buss of Manitoba Agriculture at Beausejour […] Read more

Fusarium head blight is costing Alberta wheat growers millions, mostly because of grade loss.

The bottom line on fusarium head blight is ugly

New study says a two per cent rate of damage 
will cost a producer $87 an acre

Grade loss — not yield reduction — is what hurts the pocketbook when it comes to fusarium. That’s the finding of a new report by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, which examined the financial impact of fusarium head blight. “While some economic losses occur due to yield reduction, grade loss is responsible for the greatest cost,” […] Read more