Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Canadian Grass and Legume Seed Data: 2014 Inspected Acres 2014 saw certified acres of grass and legume seed, applied for inspection, rise again for the 3rd consecutive year, albeit marginally.  Certified seed acres increased by 2,500 acres (2.1%) compared to 2013 acres, but trends can definitely be seen in this certified seed sector.  Acres of certified turf grass species (fescue, ryegrass) continued to be pressured, while responses by farmers to higher legume (alfalfa, birds foot, clovers) seed prices, remained uncommitted.  That is, in the forage grass seed and legume seed sectors, growers have not responded as much as expected due to high prices being quoted the past few years.   
MFSA research plans are in place and plans are being made to conduct the following project MFSA research plans are in place and plans are being made to conduct the following project:

Plant Growth Regulators, Parlay in Grasses
Alfalfa Seed & Leafcutter Bee Production & Marketing Manual Now Available Though it can be intimidating for those just starting out, producing alfalfa seed is both challenging and rewarding.  This manual is intended to assist new grower and those with many years experience in the industry to get involved in alfalfa seed production and to find the distinct advantages of raising both the crop and the leafcutter bees that go with it.
Beneficial Insects in Alfalfa Fields Insect fauna of alfalfa fields contains mainly two major groups, i.e. beneficial insects and destructive insects or insect pests. The Later one contains insects that can cause damage to different parts of alfalfa plants in various stages of growth. Alfalfa has many insect pests, such as Lygus bugs, alfalfa plant bugs, pea aphid, alfalfa weevils and grasshoppers. The beneficial insects can be divided into true predators and parasitoids.

Manitoba Forage Seed

Position available​: Research Manager

Manitoba Forage Seed Association:

Position:​ Research Manager

Duties:​The Manitoba Forage Seed Association is seeking a highly motivated individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about agriculture to manage all aspect of their research program.

Qualifications:​Applicants must have a practical knowledge of agriculture, good communication skills, Experience with research plot management as well as field scale research and production is an asset

​Applications in the form of a resume with salary expectation should be sent to:

​Manitoba Forage Seed Association
​Box 2000
​Arborg, MB   R0C 0A0
​Phone:  204-376-3309 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

​Deadline for applications:  October 16th



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