Clubroot Found Near Calgary

The Canola Council of Canada says clubroot has been found in a field southeast of Calgary.

Clubroot is a serious crop disease which has more commonly been seen in Central and Northern Alberta canola fields, and is caused by a soil-borne pathogen.

The Council says, the disease leads to swollen, deformed plant roots that restrict water and nutrient uptake, resulting in premature ripening or plant death.

Their Canola Watch Alert says, clubroot has been found in various counties in Alberta since 2003, but this is the first time the disease has been confirmed in Rocky View County.


John Deere Acquire Argentina-Based Manufacturer

John Deere has completed its acquisition of Argentina-based PLA, after signing an agreement back in July.

The company manufactures sprayers, planters, and specialty products for agriculture.

PLA was the first company to manufacture self-propelled sprayers in Latin America.

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Ag Minister Wraps Up Canadian Tour

Federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, has wrapped up his second cross-country tour.

During the Growing Canadian Agriculture tour, MacAulay met with farmers, processors, and industry leaders.

He also announced over $70 million in new agricultural research clusters under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.


International Beef Alliance Meets in Alberta

Members of the International Beef Alliance met last week in Calgary.

The membership of the Alliance accounts for over 60 per cent of the world’s traded beef.

Countries in the Alliance include Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, the United States, and Paraguay.


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