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The Importance of Copper in CerealsFebruary 21, 2017

Copper was identified as an essential plant nutrient in 1931 and is classified as a micronutrient since it is required in very small amounts in the plant. It is used throughout the plant in a variety of processes, including chlorophyll (photosynthesis) production, cell wall and stalk strength (lodging resistance), nodulation and nitrogen fixation in pulses, and various enzymatic functions. Copper is especially important in cereals since a deficiency will cause poor pollination and seed set in these crops. It is important for cell wall strength throughout the plant, including the reproductive structures. The anther of the flower houses the pollen...
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Forage FertilityFebruary 9, 2017

Forage fertility is often a much neglected side of agriculture. Typically, forages are grown on marginal land, and...
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Reducing the Risk of Developing Weed ResistanceFebruary 1, 2017

Weed resistance is becoming an issue across much of Western Canada. The list of herbicide resistant weeds grows...
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Fusarium: A Growing Issue?January 25, 2017

According to the Canadian Grains Commission, in 2016 approximately half of hard red spring wheat samples in Western...
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