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Local research farm field day cancelled

Local research farm field day cancelled

East Central Research Foundation deletes event for 2020 due to COVID-19
Farmers begin spraying operations

Farmers begin spraying operations

Windy conditions continued in most of the province this week, but started to calm down in other areas. This allowed more farmers to get into the field to spray for in-crop weed control and insect pests.
Cereals Canada announces new board and executive

Cereals Canada announces new board and executive

Cereals Canada is pleased to announce that on June 22, Members approved the slate of Directors that will guide the organization, which has been formed by the amalgamation of the heritage Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute
Delayed weed control? Make it count

Delayed weed control? Make it count

For canola fields that have not been sprayed this year, effective weed control may come down to one herbicide application – so make that application count. Start by assessing the weed and crop stage situation in each field.
Why count canola plants?

Why count canola plants?

Multiple canola plant counts done about a month after seeding will provide a report card on the seeding operation and help with planning for the rest of 2020.
Crop in, rain now important

Crop in, rain now important

Seeding is virtually complete in Saskatchewan, with 99 per cent of the crop now planted. Strong winds have continued throughout the province this week and the drying conditions have some producers concerned about moisture conditions.
Keeping kids safe on the farm as important as ever

Keeping kids safe on the farm as important as ever

Communities are encouraged to complete applications to host a 2021 Safety Day Event
Canadian Western Agribition postpones 50th show until 2021

Canadian Western Agribition postpones 50th show until 2021

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced today that, in response to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19, CWA's 50th show will be postponed until 2021.

Protecting chickens from heart disease

The health and welfare of broiler chickens may improve thanks to University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Andrew Olkowski and colleagues.
Agriculture This Week - Electric options for farming will appear

Agriculture This Week - Electric options for farming will appear

While the dream of some is to see the taps of oil and gas to be turned off completely is largely hyperbole on their part, any reduction on the reliance of those resources should be seen as generally positive.