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Shattering design to release ahead of combine

Shattering design to release ahead of combine

New genetics provide pod-shatter-resistant canola variety.
Stock dogs put through their paces

Stock dogs put through their paces

Dogs have a natural need for leadership and look at the owner as an authority figure they trust.
Search for disease pathogens goes molecular

Search for disease pathogens goes molecular

Agriculture Canada scientists are developing biological assays that can be used to detect crop and livestock diseases.
An app for that: keeping track is key to keeping up in agronomy business or farm

An app for that: keeping track is key to keeping up in agronomy business or farm

Mapping and note-taking are the stock and trade for agrologists and large farms, but rapid record keeping can be onerous.
Opinion: Fertilizer use not the same as fertilizer emissions

Opinion: Fertilizer use not the same as fertilizer emissions

A 30 percent reduction in fertilizer emissions is not the same as a 30 percent ban on fertilizer use.
Prairie farmers adopt holistic farm management

Prairie farmers adopt holistic farm management

Holistic management places emphasis on family and relationships, as well as agriculture.
Discovery Farm works with technology incubator

Discovery Farm works with technology incubator

The 610-acre site Discovery Farm in Saskatchewan has become the western Canadian hub for demonstration research activities.
Direct from the farm to the customer

Direct from the farm to the customer

Diefenbaker Spice & Pulse is celebrating its 25th year in business.
Harvest canola later for higher yield

Harvest canola later for higher yield

Yield increases as high as 10 per cent.
Fewer cattle expected as cow herds shrink due to drought

Fewer cattle expected as cow herds shrink due to drought

In addition to high feed costs, cattle producers also face the effects of much higher fuel costs and all the other components of damaging inflation.