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Thinking of planting winter cereals? Read this

Here is the Manitoba 2019 variety selection data for winter wheat and fall rye

Just in time to assist with decisions to plant winter cereals, the MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) yield results are in for 2019 fall rye and winter wheat varieties testing locations from across Manitoba (see tables below). In addition to yield, the agronomic and disease-resistance information for winter wheat and fall rye varieties tested […] Read more


Building a ‘better’ crop rotation

Understand all the interactions within a rotation and their effect on yield

Manitoba is a unique place to farm in the western Canadian Prairies. We enjoy a relatively long growing season, good rainfall (sometimes too much) and have the support of many industry partners, testing a wide range of crop types with adaptation to our climate. With all the crop options we have, a diverse crop rotation […] Read more



a frost-damaged soybean seedling.\

Factors affecting spring frost damage in crops

There’s frost in the long weekend forecast. Don’t panic if it it happens, advises Anastasia Kubinec, oilseed specialist with Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development

Don’t assume because there is frost (or snow) on the ground, that your emerging crop is dead. With the drop in temperatures in the past couple of days and the risk of frost on the May long weekend there are a few things to keep in mind if the mercury dips below 0 C. The […] Read more


Manitoba clubroot distribution map released

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) – MAFRD has released the map for where the distribution of clubroot has been found in Manitoba (as of June 4, 2014). The map shows positive clubroot (CR) findings by Rural Municipalities (RM) discovered through soil and/or plant tissue analysis for presence of CR DNA or symptomatic plants […] Read more




If It’s Too Wet To Drive Across, It’s Too Wet To Seed

Business Development Specialist – oilseeds Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Delayed seeding due to flooding or wet conditions may have you considering broadcast seeding your canola by floater or aerial application. In general, broadcast seeding is not recommended. This includes seeding canola by aircraft onto very wet fields: if it’s too wet to drive […] Read more