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Harvest highs for many on the Prairies

Crop reports for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba show many positives in field crop harvests, though frosts and rainfall have caused issues for grain quality and crop drying.

USask and SaskTel partner for agtech lab at LFCE

SaskTel and the University of Saskatchewan are partnering to launch a “living laboratory” at the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence to test, develop and demonstrate ag technologies.

CropSphere 2021 among ag events cancelled

CropSphere is the latest in a series of agriculture event cancellations for the late 2020/early 2021 ag event season. The AGMs of CropSphere’s host organizations will take place virtually on Jan. 12.
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Maximizing economic return in oat

As demand for quality milling oats continues to grow, oat growers are looking to increase yields and maintain better quality oat production. Bill May, crop management agronomist with AAFC in Indian Head, Sask., led a two-year study looking at the effect of fungicide application and nitrogen rate on oat yield and quality. Findings include high N rates can lower oat test weight and increase lodging risk. » Learn more

The benefits of conservation management

Conservation agriculture management practices have resulted in increased soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration in Prairie soils. Among other benefits, this works to combat climate change by locking atmospheric carbon in the soil. A collaboration between AAFC Swift Current and University of Saskatchewan researchers is looking at long-term conservation management of SOC in Saskatchewan soils. » Learn more
Inputs: The Podcast 

Sulphur: The forgotten macronutrient

In agriculture, you often hear about the importance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). But what about sulphur (S)? This episode is all about sulphur, and features Jeff Schoenau, professor of soil science at the University of Saskatchewan and SMA chair of soil nutrient management. He explains sulphur’s role as a macronutrient in plant and soil health and the main things growers should know about S. » Learn more