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Cold winter temperatures naturally control insects in grain

Warm weather during the 2012 grain harvest benefited producers, but it also benefited insects that feed in stored grain, says Brent Elliott, infestation control and sanitation officer at the Canadian Grain Commission. However, cold winter weather can help producers control insects. “Now that winter’s here, producers need to reconsider how they’re managing insects in their

Deadline Extended For Harvest Samples

Due to this year’s delayed harvest, the Canadian Grain Commission is extending its deadline for the Harvest Sample Program to Dec. 1, from Nov. 1. “This year, the weather was a challenge for producers across Canada. An extra four weeks gives producers time to send their samples and get a free grade despite a late

Keeping This Year’s Harvest In Good Condition – for Sep. 2, 2010

Over the next few weeks during harvest, temperature and moisture will influence the condition of grain when it is put into storage. The Canadian Grain Commission’s stored products entomologist, Blaine Timlick, offers producers guidance on storage practices that can help protect the quality of their grain. “Our experts, like Blaine, are here to help Canadian

CGC Deregisters Varieties – for Jul. 29, 2010

“ Know what you grow,” says Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. “That’s what we’re asking Canadian grain producers to do. When you know that you’re growing registered grain varieties, you help maintain Canada’s reputation for marketing high-quality grain and you help preserve access to key international markets for your grain.” “The

CGC announces grading changes to western grains for 2010-11

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced grain grading changes for the 2010-11 western crop year that will come into effect on August 1, 2010: • Revised fusarium tolerances for the following classes of Western Canadian wheat:Canada Western Red SpringCanada Western Hard White SpringCanada Western Amber DurumCanada Prairie Spring RedCanada Prairie Spring WhiteCanada Western Soft

New online tool for finding grain elevator statistics

The Canadian Grain Commission has launched an interactive search tool on its website that offers users a way to target their searches for statistics about licensed grain elevators in Canada. “When you use this tool, you can look for any type of grain elevator operating in your province, plus you can research historical changes in

Storage protocols can protect profits

Producers can keep their grain crops in good condition this fall by following tips from the Canadian Grain Commission about preventing insect infestations during storage. To help producers identify and control potential infestations, the Canadian Grain Commission’s web site features updated information about many species of insect pests. Videos show the insects in action. The