The Manitoba Forage Seed Association is pleased to announce that our 2017 crop tour is being held in conjunction with the Grand Opening of Imperial Seed/Integrity Seed Lab’s new facility. The tour will begin at Imperial Seed’s new location (8040 Park Royal Way, R M of Rosser) with coffee and introductions. The tour buses will depart from the site at 10:00 am.
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 .
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.
Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Birdsfoot trefoil is a rather deep-rooted perennial and can be long-lived in areas where it is adapted. Trefoil pods are very prone to shatter, therefore the long-lived reputation of this crop can often be attributed to the growth and seed production of volunteers. It thrives on poorly drained soils of moderate to high acidity, and is also fairly tolerant of salinity.
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. .
The continuing evolution of herbicide resistance in major crop weeds is a driving force necessitating new technologies for weed control in field crops. Here, we introduce a new nonchemical tool and strategy for weed control in global grain crops. The great majority of crop weeds are annuals that rely on annual seed production for long-term persistence. .