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Harvest ahead of norm

Forty per cent of the 2015 crop is now in the bin and an additional 33 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according the Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.
Fall applied fertilizer – good or bad?

Fall applied fertilizer – good or bad?

By Dan Owen , Agronomy manager Prairie Soil Services Ltd.

Winter wheat has its place

Winter wheat has a number of attributes that make it a desired crop to grow in western Canada. These have been discussed a number of times but time management is one of the biggest reason most growers mention when asked why they grow the crop.
Post-harvest weed control

Post-harvest weed control

By Lyndon Hicks, Regional crops specialist Yorkton Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture As harvest progresses it is a good time to determine if any fall weed control is needed.

Don't guess – soil test

By Dan Owen, Agronomy manager Prairie Soil Services Ltd. With harvest now progressing it is time to start the planning process for next years crop.

Post-harvest weed control

By Lyndon Hicks, Regional crops specialist Yorkton Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture As harvest progresses it is a good time to determine if any fall weed control is needed.

Variable rate fertilizer applications

Historically, farmers have determined their fertilizer needs by analyzing previous yields, soil analysis from samples taken across the field and current soil moisture reserves.
New provincial water drainage regulations to be implemented first in Spirit Creek pilot project

New provincial water drainage regulations to be implemented first in Spirit Creek pilot project

– the drainage system entering north side of Good Spirit Lake

CWB and G3 finalize commercialization deal

On July 31, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the CWB had finalized the commercialization deal with G3 Global Grain Group and has become a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector.

Ag Transport Coalition railway performance measurement report

The Ag Transport Coalition released a review of railway service performance on August 20 for the 2014/15 grain year.