GFM Network News


Volunteers Needed

Manitoba Ag in the Classroom says it is in “dire need” of more volunteers for its Amazing Agriculture Adventure in Winnipeg Sept. 13 to 15. More than 1,000 Grade 4 and 5 students are registered for the event to be held at the Bruce D. Campbell Research Centre at Glenlea Farm and the nearby Kelburn

New Test For Chlorophyll Near

Research scientists and inspection experts at the Canadian Grain Commission have been evaluating near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) instruments for measuring chlorophyll in canola. The Western Standards Committee recently recommended one more year of study before deciding whether to adopt it. “Before the industry goes with a new grading technology, it’s important that the decision to


New Grassy Weed Product

Farmers of North America has unleashed its own entry in the cat-themed grassy weed herbicide market for wheat and barley growers. Saskatoon-based FNA, which brokers deals for lower-cost imports of ag inputs on members’ behalf in the West, Ontario and Quebec, said Wednesday its product HellCat will be available for its members this spring. FNA

Forage As An Export Crop

The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) has received $90,000 from the federal government to support export market development. The funds, which will be administered by the Manitoba Forage Council, are earmarked for the development of promotional and technical packages for international buyers, fact-finding missions to assess markets, participation at selected trade shows and the