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Jeffery Kostuik, diversification specialist with Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation, shed some light on industrial hemp production at the Westman Agriculture Diversification Organization field day in Melita on July 22.

Potential growers get a look at the ins and outs of growing hemp

The PCDF has been testing 10 varieties and four sites in Manitoba and two in Saskatchewan

A rapidly growing market and attractive payoffs have some producers considering diversifying into industrial hemp production. “Right now hemp is trading at about 85 to 95 cents per pound. Last year, I think the provincial average on yield was around 1,100 to 1,200 pounds. It makes it to be a fairly attractive crop to grow

VIDEO: Research on volunteer canola in soybean crops

VIDEO: Research on volunteer canola in soybean crops

Crop Diagnostic School: Wider rows, integrated management being studied to pressure volunteer canola

At the recent Crop Diagnostic School, Rob Gulden, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba, spoke about current and ongoing research to address the problem of volunteer canola in soybean crops. Wide row spacing and integrated management techniques with cereal crops are being tested as well as combining herbicide groups for in-crop application to measure


Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 14

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 14

Conditions as of August 4, 2015

Winter wheat and fall rye harvest is underway in Manitoba. Preliminary reports indicate winter wheat yields range from 60 to 85 bu/acre, with low levels of fusarium damaged kernels in harvested samples. There are also a few fields of spring wheat, barley and field peas harvested last week. Swathing or preharvest applications in the earliest-seeded spring

Yield potential for soybeans looking good

Yield potential for soybeans looking good

The Bean Report for July 30, 2015

Soybeans Soybeans are in the pod filling to early seed stages, R-3 to R-5. Crops reaching R-5 are slightly ahead of previous years and correspond to early varieties, early seeding and/ or higher than normal accumulated heat units, especially in southwestern Manitoba. Despite localized areas being affected by hail and excess moisture, overall yield potential

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 13

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 13

Conditions as of July 27, 2015

Generally, the condition of most crop types is rated as good in Manitoba. The continuing hot and humid weather conditions are advancing crops quickly. Harvest of winter wheat and fall rye is expected to start this week. To date, low disease pressure is noted in the winter cereal crops. Thunderstorms of varying severity resulted in


Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 12

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 12

Conditions as of July 20, 2015

Another week of generally good growing conditions continues to advance crops across Manitoba. Localized thunderstorms did result in significant precipitation amounts in some areas of the province, while other areas would still benefit from additional moisture. Disease pressure and insect activity continues to be monitored as the growing season progresses. Click here for the Crop Weather Report for

June planted soybeans slightly behind, dry beans entering bloom period

June planted soybeans slightly behind, dry beans entering bloom period

The Bean Report for July 10, 2015

Soybeans The soybean crop is in bloom (R-1 to R-2) and have 3 to 6 fully developed trifoliate leaves. June planted soybeans are slightly behind and have not started flowering yet. Environmental and field conditions favourable for white mould should be assessed on a field by field basis for potential fungicide applications. The earliest planted