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Oct 13 2015

Knowledge Nexus

A refreshing and dynamic international workshop June 6-10, 2016 Alberta, Canada Are you enthusiastic about learning from, and working with, people from other disciplines? Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your expertise in a new context? Would you like the chance to explore how social science, agricultural and natural systems can come together […]

Jun 22 2015

Re-Spraying Weeds in Non-GMO soybeans

Dealing with weed escapes in non-GMO or “identity preserved” soybeans can be challenging because many of the herbicides available don’t control a large spectrum of weeds nor will the handle larger weeds the way that glyphosate does in a glyphosate … Continue reading
Jun 01 2015

Manitoba’s Noxious Weed Legislation to be Revised

The Manitoba government has proposedchanges to its Noxious Weeds Actintended to make the legislation more flexible and responsive. First proclaimed in 1871, the act requires landowners and occupants prevent the growth, ripening and spread of weeds and weed seeds.

May 19 2015

Pest Manager App available for download

I often carry 5 or 6 scouting and management guides with me when walking fields to determining what pests are present and how to control them, if necessary. I find lugging these books around inconvenient and inefficient, especially when I … Continue reading
May 05 2015

Scientists Have Finally Agreed on a Definition for Superweeds. So What?

If you look up the term “superweed,” you’ll likely find a definition that includes “herbicide-resistance” and “accidental crossing” of genetically engineered plants and their “wild” counterparts. But, that could be changing, thanks in part to the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA).