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Greig to chair wheat research council

CWRC announces new executive and president; AWC obtains host duties

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) — a collaboration between the Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), has announced its newly appointed executive and president. The new executive is comprised of chair Fred Greig (MCA) who farms at Reston, vice-chair Jake Leguee (Sask Wheat), a farmer from

Corn crops will fare better if they’re planted into warmer soils, which helps them clear the key emergence hurdle.

Corn comes with challenges in Western Canada

It all starts with sufficiently warm soils, says one corn specialist

Successful corn crops in Western Canada begin with getting the soil as warm as possible prior to seeding. That’s according to Wilt Billing, corn and soybean line manager with Nutrien Ag Solutions, speaking at this summers’ Ag in Motion Discovery Plus virtual farm show. Billing told viewers that warmer spring soils would enable the crop


Feed weekly outlook: Feed grains come under harvest pressure

MarketsFarm – Delayed springtime planting pushed back the feed grain harvest. As a result, prices for old crop feed grains are now beginning to converge with new crop prices. “It feels like we’re transitioning towards new crop,” remarked Travis Ebens, a grains trader with CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, Alta. He said prices for feed barley

Comment: Innovation through collaboration

Canada benefits from having a co-ordinated national approach to research

Innovation is a competitive advantage for Canadian farmers. It is through ongoing innovation that Canadian wheat exports will compete with the likes of the Black Sea. In the period of 2015-18, Canada has consistently been in the top 10 wheat-producing countries in the world and within the top five wheat-exporting countries in the world. Focusing



‘New’ Cereals Canada names board, chair

The merged Cereals Canada/Cigi unit held its first annual meeting

Alberta farmer Todd Hames was elected Monday as the chair of the board for the recently reconstituted Cereals Canada, at its first-ever annual meeting. The ‘new’ Cereals Canada was created June 1 when it and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) amalgamated after two years of discussions and the approval of their respective boards April

EU cuts wheat production, export outlook for 2020-21

Reuters – The European Commission on May 28 sharply lowered its forecast for common wheat production in the European Union’s 27 member countries in 2020-21 to 121.5 million tonnes from 125.8 million estimated a month ago. That would be seven per cent below estimated EU-27 production of common wheat, or soft wheat, of 130.8 million


Alberta deregulates fusarium

Crop disease comes off province's 'zero tolerance' list

Alberta is moving to keep fusarium in check by means other than the “zero tolerance” policy it has in effect on agricultural pests such as rats, rabies and clubroot. Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen announced a ministerial order Wednesday to remove Fusarium graminearum from the list of pests covered by the Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation,

“Winter wheat used to have a 40 per cent yield advantage to spring wheat and now that’s shrunk down to 10 to 20 per cent.” – Ken Gross.

Winter wheat down, but not out

Winter wheat acres have slid to a fraction of where they were even five years ago

Winter wheat is off to a good start in 2020, but there aren’t all that many acres around. Ken Gross, agronomist with the Western Winter Wheat Initiative, says many winter wheat acres were planted just in time to catch the same moisture that ground harvest to a halt last year, and so saw good growth