By most accounts, the 2011 growing season will be remembered as a year that appeared to be headed for disaster, and then turned into something completely unexpected. Spring planting was delayed by cool, wet conditions, with rains causing some issues with timing on herbicides and other inputs.
Once planting was finally complete, the rains stopped, leaving much of the province in a drought-like situation through much of June and July. But after the first week of August, everything that could go right, did, and the common phrase after the harvest was, "It wasn't their best crop, but it might have been their second-best/'
So what does 2012 hold? Likely more corn acres and weed resistance issues.
Glyphosate-resistance in both Canada fleabane and giant ragweed has been confirmed in the province. If there's a silver lining, it's that growers here do have time to adjust their management practices. They also have a front-row7 preview on what lies ahead., watching farmers in the U.S. Midwest battling resistant species of waterhemp and now Palmer amaranth, among others.
HONOUR ROLL AWARDED
Jen Christie was named the CAMA ON Honour Roll recipient at the 2011 Best of CAMA event. Christie is a board member, student chapter liaison and works for John Deere as a Promotions and Advertising Supervisor. The Honour Roll is awarded to a member who has contributed to the building and advancement of CAMA ON
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH CAMA SCHQURSHIP
Rachel Weber, a fourth year student at University of Guleph (U of G), majoring in agricultural economics, recently received the U of G CAMA scholarship. Rachel grew up on a dairy farm near St. Mary's, ON. She is currently working for Monsanto Canada as a Marketing Assistant for a year and hopes to continue a career in agricultural marketing. Weber participated in NAMA as a member of the CAMA student team last year, and this year is acting as Student Co-President for the team.
CAMAraderie NIGHT AT NAMA
CAMA members and student chapter members from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and U of G are invited to show their Canadian pride at the "CAMAraderie" event during the Agri-Marketing conference. The event will be held at the bluestem restaurant on April 19 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. The event is hosted by CAMA and sponsored by Vie Western Producer.
April 19, 2012
CAMAraderie Night at NAMA, Kansas City
April 24, 2012
Alberta CAMA AGM & Meeting "Cultivating a Canadian Economy" www.facebook.com/AlbertaCAMA for event details
by Ralph Pearce, Country Guide (East)
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2012|
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