Machinery is the major draw at most farm shows. Everyone loves to see the newest and the best from every company on the trade show floor. This year at Cropweek 2012’s Crop Production Week portion of the show, we saw just that. At this years show we saw everything from the worlds largest grain cart… 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

For many farmers conservations agriculture is like old hat.  Many of us would never consider going back to recreational tillage.  In many areas of the world conservation agriculture is in it’s infancy.  In fact many Canadian farmers are just beginning to scratch the surface of no-till and other conservation methods.  With increased focus on environmental… Read More

The amount of canola acres in Western Canada has steadily rose over the past decade.  Apart of the growth of a crop not only depends on the primary use of the crop but also the by products.  Catherine Folkersen is with SaskCanola and she believes that there is a much larger potential for canola meal…. Read More

With the increased focus spraying fungicides and foliar application, nozzle technology is gaining increased attention. Whether its low pressure, high pressure, big droplet, small droplet, fan or cone, nozzle selection incredibly important to getting effective coverage and impact. At CropWeek 2011 in Saskatoon, Gary Moffat talked to me about nozzle technology and what kind of… Read More

When I go to Farm shows and do booth interviews, one of my content decisions is looking at the booths that are gaining attention.  At CropWeek 2011 in Saskatoon one of the booths that was really busy was the Salford booth.  Many of our Eastern Canadian viewers will be very familiar with Salford while they… Read More

Much of the attention is being paid to corn, soybean and lentil pricing this winter. The forgotten sister has been wheat. In many cases wheat is not as sexy or doesn’t get people as crazy with market anticipation. The fact is that wheat is still an incredibly important component of Western Canadian rotations. Not just… Read More

 

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