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Finding Fairness in Farm Transitions – Elaine Froese, Farm Family Transition Expert

Elaine Froese is a professional farm family coach, and specializes in helping families work through the tough issues to take action. She creates a safe place for families to meet, plan for change and clarify expectations. Studies show that…

Intercropping in Western Canada – Webinar Series

Join us for a three-part webinar series featuring researchers and producers from Western Canada! Discussion will be held on the opportunities and challenges of implementing intercrops in the Canadian Prairies. Intercropping Impacts on Nutrients…

2021 Flea Beetle Herbivory in Canola Impacted by Seed Size, Seeding Date and Seeding Rate

The Canola Council of Canada advises that canola should be sown with high seeding densities and preferably using larger seed size (up to 2.2mm). Moreover, seeding later in the season should be considered rather than seeding on earlier dates.…

2021 Rotation and Fertility Recommendations

The objective of this experiment is to observe which fertilizer recommendation (either one provided by an A&L Laboratories soil chemical analysis or one provided by a WARD Laboratories Haney soil test) is best for crops such as wheat, canola…

2021 Assessing the Allelopathic Effects of Cover Crops on a Crop Rotation

Allelopathy is the influence, usually detrimental, of one plant on another, where toxic substances are released when a plant dies or produced through decaying tissue. These secondary metabolites may establish direct or indirect impacts on populations…

2021 Weed Suppression in Field Pea Using Intercropping after Herbicide Group 2 Application

Field pea is a poor competitor crop. As a temporal solution to control faster growing weeds and alleviate competition, fields are sprayed with Group 2 herbicides which have shown to cause herbicide weed resistance. It is hypothesized that if…

2021 Ultra Early Seeding of Spring Wheat

Is it possible to seed wheat earlier in the season? If so, can you seed at temperatures between 0 and 10°C? Would cold air and soil temperatures affect yield, test weight, thousand kernel weight and emergence? This experiment aims to answer…

2021 Foliar Nitrogen Applications with Fulvic Acid

Most of the soil organic matter is composed of humic substances (Nardi et al. 2002). Humic substances nurture plant cell membrane functions and encourage nutrient uptake. In the past ten years, there has been a growing body of evidence supporting…

2021 Faba Bean Variety Trial

Percentage of moisture content was greater in the Fabelle faba bean variety compared to that found in Snowbird (P=0.0010). There was no difference in number of emergent plants per squared foot (P=0.4491) and yield (P=0.3564). From all results…

2020 Flea Beetle Herbivory in Canola Impacted by Seed Size, Seeding Date, and Seeding Rate

To combat the effects of flea beetle damage, the Canola Council of Canada advises that canola be sown at higher seeding densities, larger seed size, and later in the season. Research has shown the benefits of each practice independently, but…

2020 Ultra Early Seeding of Spring Wheat

Seeding spring wheat early has the potential to increase yield, improve grain quality, and result in earlier maturity. Early seeding may allow wheat to avoid/miss the damage caused by wheat midge and Fusarium head blight; be better suited to…

2020 Rotations and Fertility Recommendations

Knowing the levels of nitrogen in your soil provides a base in which one can confidently decide on the amount of fertilizer that must be applied to achieve a desired yield. Similarly, being conscious of carbon levels in soil provides an indication…