Tag: SaskFlax

Easier Straw Management a Priority as SaskFlax Focuses on Seed Over Fibre

When it comes to flax, farmers want to see two things: higher yields and easier straw management, says the chair of the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission. While flax grower organizations have invested significant resources over the last few years in researching agronomic practices for higher yields, Erwin Hanley, who farms south of Regina, says they’ve realized they also… Read more »

SaskFlax Holding Director Nominations; Deadline to Vote is December 12

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission received four nominations for directors and will be holding an election to fill three vacant director positions. The four nominees are: Jordon Hillier from Southey, SK Nancy Johns from Zelma, SK Ken Kessler from Pangman, SK Dave Sefton from Broadview, SK Biographies for the candidates are available on the Saskatchewan… Read more »

You Must Test Your Flax Seed for Triffid – Dave Sefton, SaskFlax

The flax industry in Canada is still in recovery trying to manage the triffid flax discovery of 2009. Triffid, a genetically modified form of flax, was ordered destroyed over 10 years ago over concerns that the European Union would reject it. Those fears over rejection were enough reason for farmers, considering that the EU buys… Read more »