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Agriculture This Week: Science learns how plants convert sunlight

Agriculture This Week: Science learns how plants convert sunlight

As the secrets of photosynthesis are better understood, the opportunity to improve upon the process through plant selection and modification, increase.
Crop report: 42% of harvest completes in Saskatchewan

Crop report: 42% of harvest completes in Saskatchewan

The southwest region continues to lead harvest operations with 83 per cent of the crop now combined.
Rotational grazing could go virtual

Rotational grazing could go virtual

A University of Alberta researcher attempts to determine if virtual fences can work when moving cattle within a pasture.
Opinion: Trust in government is taking a beating

Opinion: Trust in government is taking a beating

Trust is especially scarce among producers in provinces that fought the carbon pricing protocol in court and lost.
Tax deferrals available for some but not all

Tax deferrals available for some but not all

Provision applies to producers who have had to sell at least 15 percent of their breeding herds because of drought or floods.
Farmers packed prized wheat on trip to their new home

Farmers packed prized wheat on trip to their new home

Mennonite families often brought trunks full of Turkey Red wheat with them when they emigrated to North America.
La Niña, little sister to El Niño, is sticking around

La Niña, little sister to El Niño, is sticking around

That could mean a colder than usual winter for the Prairies.
Discovery shines light on yields

Discovery shines light on yields

Crops that are in full sunlight receive more energy than they can use.
InVigor canola combats emergence issues with treatment

InVigor canola combats emergence issues with treatment

BASF received complaints about poor emergence of its canola hybrids in some regions.
Farm’s purple martin project takes off

Farm’s purple martin project takes off

Western Sask. producer began building houses for the birds five years ago and this year attracted 61 pair and 227 young.