GFM Network News


Group 27 herbicide resistance arrives in Canada

Mesotrione-resistant waterhemp confirmed in Quebec

A persistent and fiercely competitive weed that has developed resistance to several herbicide groups since its arrival in Canada is now the first in the country to fight off a Group 27 product. Quebec’s Reseau d’avertissement phytosanitaire (RAP) last Friday reported a patch of waterhemp with resistance to mesotrione herbicide in the Haut-Richelieu municipality, in […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: ‘Demand-pull’ environment supports canola

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved higher during the week ended Wednesday, moving back toward the contract highs hit in September. Canola is pushing upside chart limits and modest corrections are likely going forward, but the fundamentals remain supportive and “the trend is up until further notice,” said analyst Mike Jubinville of MarketsFarm Pro. […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola futures at two-year highs

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts climbed to their strongest levels in two years during the week ended Wednesday, but could be nearing their highs for the time being as harvest pressure should start weighing on values. “We’re running into the top end on the monthly and weekly charts,” said Jamie Wilton, senior commodity futures […] Read more




Clubroot able to beat resistant canola reaches Manitoba

A strain of clubroot able to club the roots of some resistant canola varieties has made its way east to Manitoba. Manitoba’s agriculture department reported Friday that clubroot pathotype 3A — a strain that can “overcome some first-generation sources of genetic resistance” in commercial canola — has been positively identified in the south-central rural municipality […] Read more



Pearce: Multiple modes of action an emerging reality for fungicides

As growers face more challenges from weeds, diseases and insects, many researchers, agronomists, advisers and farmers have shifted thinking from “control” of pests to “managing” them. Some of this trend is attributable to single-mode-of-action products and a reliance on one or two chemistries or technologies — but the adaptability of weed, disease and insect species […] Read more


Canola nearing chart resistance

CNS Canada — The ICE Futures Canada canola market remains in a steady uptrend from a chart standpoint, with the May contract posting gains Monday for the 11th straight session. However, the futures are getting very close to upper resistance. May canola settled Monday at $530.50 per tonne, after climbing by roughly $30 over the […] Read more