A possible union between four Manitoba commodity grower groups has a new fifth player on deck. Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. (WCMI) announced Thursday its chair, Doug Martin, and director Allan Olinyk will join a steering committee made up of directors and staff from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National
The Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. (WCMI) are moving to the Carman office already occupied by a number of other commodity organizations. The Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSGA) will administer the MFGA starting March 1, MFGA chair Eric Fridfinnson told reporters Feb. 15, following the association’s annual meeting during
Tips to avoid drift when applying dicamba to Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans were part of the 2017 Crop Diagnostic School at the University of Manitoba’s Carman research station on July 5. Terry Buss, Manitoba Agriculture’s Farm Production Extension Specialist for Pulses, spoke with Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson about what steps producers should take
The town of Carman was one of five areas declaring states of emergency over the weekend and local residents are currently battling flood waters from a swollen Boyne River due to ice jams. Other areas in southern Manitoba are under siege from overland flooding which has closed roads and in some cases, caused washouts.
Fall suppers have wrapped up for 2016, but the appetite for the tradition remains strong in many rural Manitoba communities. One example is Carman United Church which has served fall suppers to tens of thousands of people over the decades, and come every October, volunteers of all ages help plan, cook and serve a meal that feeds
People once knew how to “read” those chrysanthemums, empty chairs, logs and other symbols on headstones when they visited cemeteries. It’s a visual language mostly forgotten now. But modern eyes instantly recognize a different symbol — a ‘QR code,’ those tiny blocks of black and white squares are for scanning with smartphones to learn something.
Since 2008, MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) has been publishing winter cereal data collected from its trials shortly after harvest to help farmers and seed growers in Manitoba make variety decisions. In 2015, data is being released for five locations — Boissevain, Carman, Melita, Roblin and Winnipeg — for winter wheat and fall rye.
The local pool will soon close as the end of summer nears and swimmers hang up their beach towels to return to school. There was a time when “the pool” never closed. It was the river. Rural Manitobans of a certain vintage will remember diving into their favourite swimming holes off riverbanks, but their children
Deer. Sure they’re magnificent in the wild with their big dewy eyes, licorice noses and flashing white tails effortlessly clearing fences as if bouncing off hidden trampolines. But when they chow down on your garden, benevolence turns to malevolence. Where deer are plentiful protecting produce can be a big job for rural and urban gardeners
Soybean cyst nematodes haven’t been found in Manitoba yet. That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s only a matter of time until they are, says University of Manitoba soil scientist Mario Tenuta. But early detection will help farmers manage it. The search for the small, soil-borne, worm-like parasites that can dramatically reduce soybean