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USask gene research could make fava bean a new fava-rite

New low-vicine and convicine fava beans could be a new, high-value crop for farmers. In addition to being rich with protein, fava beans are exceptionally good at adding nitrogen to the soil.

Saskatchewan invests in novel wheat straw pulping technologies

Innovation Saskatchewan has committed $395,000 to Red Leaf Pulp through its Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund to develop novel wheat straw pulping technologies.

IWCA podcast series: Tina Widowski

Tina Widowski has spent more than 25 years investigating the factors that affect the well-being of poultry and livestock. Her extensive research has included findings on growth, efficiency and mortality in broiler chickens, and alternative housing systems for chickens.
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A valuable research legacy

A valuable research legacy

Agriculture ecosystem research has a long and rich history on the Prairies, continuing today to address new and emerging research issues such as sustainable cropping systems and climate change. An effort is underway to ensure this valuable and unique dataset of long-term experiments remains an accessible resource for informing current and future research questions. » Learn more
Challenges adopting red clover

Challenges adopting red clover

A survey of producers who have interseeded red clover with wheat has found that stand uniformity is the number one problem they identify with the system. The survey, conducted by Soils at Guelph, the university’s soil health outreach initiative, offers a missing piece in the puzzle of red clover: for all its well-researched benefits, comparatively few producers are using the leguminous cover crop. » Learn more

Help us improve the 2022 Top Crop Summit

After more than a year of virtual events, we’d love to know what works for you when it comes to virtual events. » Read more