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Harvest well ahead of the five-year average in Saskatchewan

Relatively warm and dry weather has allowed producers to continue making good time with harvest, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report. Twenty-six per cent of the crop is now in the bin, well ahead of the five-year average for this time of year.

DowDuPont merger completed

The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company have completed a merger of equals and are now operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont” with three divisions: agriculture, materials science and specialty products.

Navigating family dynamics on the farm

A farm transition plan, a farm succession plan, an intergenerational transfer plan, a farm continuity plan – no matter what you call it, the process of planning a successful transition of a farm business from one generation to the next can sometimes be a minefield of family dynamics.
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Fall applied nitrogen

The intricacies of fall-applied nitrogen

For growers who applied their nitrogen (N) in the fall, the pressing question come growing season is how much N remains on the field – especially with higher than usual moisture rates. The answer depends on a variety of factors: weather conditions since application, where the N is in the nitrogen cycle – how much nitrification has occurred – and what type of N was applied in the fall. » Read more...
Growing crops with boost of nitrogen

It's all in the blend

There’s a solution for growers looking to provide their crops with a boost of nitrogen (N) fertilizer at the time of planting and later on in the season as well – ensuring there’s N available throughout the entire growing period. It’s the concept of blending fertilizers and it’s well worth looking into for many growers. » Read more...
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Canola may be as good as barley on moderate saline soils

Wet weather over the past several years may contribute to an increase in salinity appearing in some areas of the Prairies. An increase in surface and subsurface soil water may bring dissolved salts into the rooting zone in concentrations high enough to impede crop establishment and growth. Traditionally, growers have planted salt-tolerant forages on the worst of their saline lands and barley on moderately saline soils. » Read More
Improved disease resistance

Screening for improved disease resistance in spice crops

High-value specialty spice crops like coriander and caraway are important diversification options for growers in Saskatchewan. However, one of the biggest challenges is blossom blight disease, which can cause significant yield and quality losses for growers. Through a buyer levy program developed and implemented by a group of Saskatchewan spice buyers and growers, an important research program is underway at the University of Saskatchewan to address the disease. » Read More

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 12-14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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Precision Agriculture Conference

October 25, 2017
Location: Saskatoon
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