When it comes to growing better crops in the semi-arid regions of the prairie provinces, the best advice from a pair of researchers is to look at what nature is doing and get back to the basics of crop rotation. “The way I look at cropping systems in the bigger…
Prairie farmers have become major players in the world's pulse crop market. Pulse production is now large enough that the major international pulse trading and processing companies have started to sit up and take notice. Turkey-based Arbel Foods became the first of the world's big international pulse trading and processing…
Worldwide biotech growth Biotech crops experienced the second highest growth on record in 2004 to reach 81 million hectares (200 million acres). According to a report by Clive James, chairman and founder of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), global area for biotech crops grew 20…
“There has been a tremendous amount of change in Saskatchewan agriculture,” says Ray McVicar, provincial specialist for special crops at Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food. “Change is a constant, especially in the pulse industry. For the most part, change means an increase in acres seeded to pulses, an increased number of…
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