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Pasture, hay resources for Manitoba livestock producers

Pastures and forage crops on the Prairies are in poor shape from lack of rain

Manitoba Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers affected by dry conditions of the programs and services available to livestock producers to manage forage shortages. To date, low levels of precipitation and soil moisture have affected the growth of pastures and forage crops in parts of Manitoba. Manitoba Agriculture provides a number of tools and resources for […] Read more



Southern Man. canola swathing underway

The swathers are rolling into canola fields in south-central and southeastern Manitoba and parts of the Interlake region, while winter wheat and fall rye harvests are also well underway, the provincial ag department reported Monday. Due to a publication ban in advance of a provincial election scheduled for Oct. 4, the province’s crop report, crop […] Read more



Midge control counter-productive once wheat flowers

Spraying wheat crops for midge after the crop has flowered is a waste of insecticide and may do more harm than good, even if wheat midge are still in the crop, Manitoba’s agriculture department warns. That’s because when wheat flowers it changes chemically, and a substance called ferulic acid is produced. Ferulic acid makes the […] Read more