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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:10

Fertilizer Restrictions Might Change For This Year

Manitoba's nutrient management regulation prevents farmers from applying fertilizer to their crops prior to April 10, but a change might take place for this year.
 
Farmers groups in the province have applied for a variance to allow fertilizer application prior to April 10, and meetings between the groups and the province continued yesterday.
 
According to Melinda German, general manager of the Manitoba Beef Producers, the weather over the next week will affect the outcome of these discussion.
 
"If we get a big snowfall event, then that will probably slow things down, or if the temperatures drop below freezing again. It's something that the government will monitor and contact us as they see things progressing. Really, it's difficult to say at this time."
 
Fertilizer is not allowed on crops between November 10 and April 10 under the nutrient management regulation.
 
Individuals can request a variance if they feel that conditions are suitable for the environmentally responsible application of nutrients.
 
The province says regulations are in place to protect water quality and encourage responsible nutrient planning.
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Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.

Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today

Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:53
Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today
Community foundations all over the Parkland have the chance to help raise money for legacy projects in their communities.