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Producers question Ottawa’s fertilizer target assumptions

Producers question Ottawa’s fertilizer target assumptions

Farm group says the target is based on an emissions statistic that has a margin of error of minus 35 to plus 40 percent.
Prairie crop yield tours hard to find this summer

Prairie crop yield tours hard to find this summer

Results from one tour estimate spring wheat yields above the five-year average and canola yields slightly below average.
Lentils could capitalize on India’s pigeon pea shortage

Lentils could capitalize on India’s pigeon pea shortage

India’s summer (kharif) crop of pulses is likely to fall way short of government expectations, says an analyst.
Will your grain dryer become a grain fryer?

Will your grain dryer become a grain fryer?

A poorly maintained dryer loses capacity and fuel efficiency.
Sask wants explanation for federal dugout testing

Sask wants explanation for federal dugout testing

Federal employees said they were testing for pesticide residue and nitrates.
Federal minister responds to Sask. on dugout testing

Federal minister responds to Sask. on dugout testing

Federal environment minister Steven Guilbeault has chastised Jeremy Cockrill for spreading misinformation by publicly posting a letter accusing federal employees of testing for nitrates.
Crop Report: Southwest continues to lead harvest

Crop Report: Southwest continues to lead harvest

For the period Aug. 16-22.
Wildfire risk expected to remain above average for province

Wildfire risk expected to remain above average for province

Hunters should take extra precautions in high-risk areas as the hunting season gets underway.
Crop tour finds wheat yield above average; canola slightly below

Crop tour finds wheat yield above average; canola slightly below

Two Argus Media cars covered a winding route between Winnipeg and Saskatoon and a large circle between Saskatoon and Calgary.
Blackleg’s genetic secrets revealed

Blackleg’s genetic secrets revealed

Blackleg was first detected in a field in northeastern Saskatchewan in 1975.