This years mild winter has brought a number of concerns to producers minds in the area of pests. The general thoughts and feelings being that the mild weather would either help pests to over winter more easily leading to increased numbers or that the conditions would lead to pests being out and about much earlier… Read More

As we head into the 2012 growing season it’s important to know just what we’re up against in terms of disease threats on the horizon for our pulse crops. Knowing the history of the land your planting into as well as disease activity in your area can be important factors in assessing your risk. Being… Read More

 I have written before that the future is in seed treatments and fungicides for the traditional crop protection companies. The additional point that I should of included is the growth potential for the biological market in the seed treatment product area.  The interesting point is that biologicals are designed to work in conjunction (stacking) with… Read More

When using inoculants, time is one of the most critical factors affecting your products performance. The reason for that is the fact that those inoculants contain living organisms that can only survive outside the soil for a limited time. Depending on the formulation and application of of that inoculant, that time frame can vary. The… Read More

Lentil acres in Western Canada are projected to be down this year by as much as 25%. This according to Brian Clancey of Stat Publishing comes as a result of poor prices and a poor quality crop of off-grade lentils last year. Farmers are being challenged in their commitment to lentils.  The income potential of… Read More

The current goal of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association is 7 million acres by 2025. Is that achievable? According to SaskCan Pulse / Alliance Grain Traders CEO Murad Al-Katib it is. He cites a number of reasons including farm sustainability with regard to crop rotations, higher protein value as a food source and the Canadian… Read More

The global economic instability of the last year has no doubt rattled investors and left them looking for any kind of a stable place to invest. One of those places has been agriculture. The growing population and the need to feed them has raised the value of the agricultural industry as a whole. The bottom… Read More

 

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