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Fusarium head blight risk maps for 2018

[UPDATED: JULY 13, 2018] Fusarium head blight (FHB) risk maps are posted daily courtesy of Manitoba Agriculture. During the winter wheat flowering period up to the end of the flowering period for spring wheat, these risk maps will be provided for you here. Warm, humid conditions occurring when the crop is susceptible to infection (during flowering) are favourable to […] Read more


Manitoba cuts the ribbon on blueblood boar genetics

Pork genetics company Topigs Norsvin has officially opened its doors in Manitoba

Manitoba’s hog sector is adding to its pedigree. Global swine genetics company Topigs Norsvin has officially opened the doors to Delta Canada, a boar genetics and research facility located northwest of Winnipeg near Woodlands. The company, which markets itself as the second-largest swine genetic company globally, opened the $15-million facility June 27 and aims to […] Read more



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KAP president Mazier resigns to seek Tory nomination

Dan Mazier to seek Conservative candidacy for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa

Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president Dan Mazier resigned his position Friday so he can seek the Conservative Party of Canada’s nomination for MP in the Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa in western Manitoba. “I would like to acknowledge my sincere appreciation to all the (KAP) staff, executive, board and the members of KAP who have offered support and […] Read more


Vinok Ukrainian dancers carrying on tradition

Both in the community and surrounding areas, group keeps traditions alive through dance

The Hoolobka Dance Group put Ukrainian culture and the celebration of dance at the forefront in Rossburn, and since 2007 that tradition has carried on under the banner of the Vinok Ukrainian Dance Group. Seventeen members, ranging in age from four to 18, hail from Rossburn, Vista, Shoal Lake and Solsgirth. The name Vinok aptly […] Read more



Biosecurity, disease reduction program for commercial Manitoba beekeepers

This aid under the Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers might be short lived

It may be a case of use it or lose it for Manitoba’s beekeepers. They’re being urged to apply now for help under a cost-sharing program that’s aimed at commercial beekeepers trying to control diseases which may only be available this year. “There is a maximum of $3,500 in the program,” Rheal Lafreniere, Manitoba Agriculture’s […] Read more


DIVIDED OVER WATER: Outlet channels spark controversy

Farmers on the south end of Lake Manitoba support the proposed channels to save their land from flooding, but the projects will slice through the farms of dozens of north-shore farmers who worry they won’t be adequately compensated

A recent $540-million funding pledge is pushing forward the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels and reaction from farmers depends on where they are along the shoreline. For those whose anxieties rise with the water levels every time the Assiniboine River floods, the new momentum is welcome news. Farmers along Lake Manitoba’s south […] Read more



Breaking down the details

The provincial and federal governments promised $540 million for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlets June 18

Those fighting to siphon flood waters out of Lake Manitoba via Lake St. Martin have an eye on the finish line after years of running in place. The federal and provincial governments have announced $540 million for the project and say ground might break by fall 2019. The completed project will dig two permanent 23-kilometre […] Read more


VIDEO: Bees “bee-have” to form bee beard

Ian Steppler, who runs the honey production part of Steppler Farms, ‘grew’ a bee beard with the help of his assistant, Carrie Martindale, to the delight of 117 beekeepers attending an event put on in co-operation with the Manitoba Beekeepers Association. Video footage recorded June 16, 2018 at Steppler Farms, near Deerwood, Man. Video editing […] Read more



Canola dodges the worst of the damage

The canola fields may look grim, but both Manitoba Agriculture and local agronomists from the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) say most fields will recover from a June 14 storm that dropped hail over southern Manitoba. “It almost hit it at an ideal time, because it’s just a visual impact right now,” Justine Cornelsen, CCC […] Read more


To seed or not to reseed?

Soybeans were among the greatest concern after a June 14 storm dropped up to softball-sized hail on southern Manitoba, but anyone looking to reseed had to look to other options as seeding windows closed

Severe storms June 14 put producers up against the clock recently as hail-damaged fields clashed with looming seeding deadlines. The storm may have forced producers into a shotgun decision on reseeding, Manitoba Agriculture pulse specialist Dennis Lange said during a June 20 Crop Talk webinar. Soybeans were among the largest concerns after the June 14 […] Read more