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U.S. grains: Soy, corn drop on Brexit fallout

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybeans fell on Friday, caught up in a broad commodity sell-off as investors shed risky assets following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Wheat was mixed, with the front-month Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract eking out a small gain on short-covering while deferred […] Read more

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Is rotating your herbicides enough?

Integrated weed management (IWM) is not rotating herbicides or modes of action. IWM is combining one of more different weed management techniques, such as chemical, cultural, physical or biological weed control. Some IWM methods are easy to implement, such as making sure you select good, certified seed that will grow vigorously and out-compete weeds. Seeding […] Read more



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Little critters causing big problems for Alberta crops

CNS Canada — They may look cute and harmless, but gophers have been wreaking havoc on crops across Alberta. Gophers have been reported causing problems in southern, central and northeastern Alberta for canola crops and pastures, according to the provincial Crop Report. “It’s been dry again this year and that triggered them; it’s been quite […] Read more



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U.S. grains: Corn weakens as weather improves

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures sank 1.4 per cent to a six-week low on Thursday, under pressure from improving weather forecasts across the U.S. Midwest as the crop nears key developmental phases, analysts said. The weather outlook also weighed on soybeans, which eased to a three-week low. Wheat also weakened, dragged down by […] Read more