It’s the year of pulses in more ways than one. We’re covering all the Crop Week and CropSphere events in Saskatoon this week, including the buzz about lentils and peas, the unveiling of Versatile’s retro look and the premiere of a short film on maintaining ag’s social license. A new report shows greenhouse gas emissions… Read More

A pair of major wheat research announcements coincided with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $1.5 million for six projects through the Canadian Wheat Alliance. Industry and government partners from across the prairies are also contributing $1.7 million to the genetic and agronomic… Read More

The majority of Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission members at the group’s annual meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday voted in favour of a resolution to join Cereals Canada. The commission is notably absent from the list of producer organizations that are already members of the national group that aims to “ensure a profitable and vibrant future for… Read More

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7 million for 40 crop-related research projects at CropSphere in Saskatoon on Tuesday. Commodity organizations are chipping in an additional $2.8 million, with SaskWheat committing $1.5 million and the Western Grains Research Foundation contributing $1.1 million. “We have the largest ag bioscience research cluster in the country here in Saskatoon… Read More

SaskPulse members in attendance at the organization’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon on Monday voted in favour of making the group’s levy refundable. Established in 1984, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers is funded by a non-refundable check-off of one per cent of the gross value of all pulses marketed at the first point of sale — the… Read More

In March of 2014, Agrimatics announced the availability of a new product — the Agrimatics Libra. It’s a cloud-based system that sends weigh scale data from grain carts to a smartphone or tablet. All the operator needs is a small battery-operated device from Agrimatics and the free mobile app. With those two ingredients, any iPhone 4S (or… Read More

Bleeding edge, leading edge and early adopters — how far has variable rate and precision farming evolved in just five years? For the answer to that question, Shaun Haney caught up with Scott Phillips, with FarmersEdge, at Saskatoon’s Crop Production Show. From the difference between treating data like a commodity or an information source, to… Read More

Investing in a sectional control option on a new seeder isn’t an inexpensive proposition, however, you may change your perception of the true cost once you see just how much it can save you. Chris Morson, with Seed Hawk, took Shaun Haney on a tour of Seed Hawk’s software program that incorporates Google Earth images… Read More

It was at Cropweek 2013 in Saskatoon where we asked the question “Are you happy hockey is back?” A deal had been finalized between the players and the owners, Facebook was overflowing with comments like “who cares” or “I’m done with this!” (comments edited in the interest of decency, of course) while the other side… Read More

 

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