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November 27, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Wide row spacing can cut canola yield
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CAHRC researches farm labour shortage and solutions

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is launching a comprehensive Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada‚Äôs agricultural workforce from every commodity and region across the country. More than 1,000 producers, farm workers and stakeholder organizations are being asked to take part in the survey, which runs through to January 22, 2015. >> Read full article

Saskatchewan topsoil moisture remains high

In 2014, most areas of Saskatchewan received 150 to 200 per cent above the normal amount of precipitation. Depending on the amount of precipitation experienced over the winter, this could increase the risk of flooding in certain areas during the 2015 snowmelt. >> Read full article

Ritchie Bros. holding large ag equipment auction in Saskatoon

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct its largest agricultural auction of 2014 on December 2 at its permanent site in Saskatoon, Sask. The auction already features close to 1,800 equipment items, including 95+ headers, 85+ combines, 85 tractors and more. >> Read full article

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Wide row spacing can cut canola yield

In an effort to find the optimum row spacing and seeding rate for no-till canola, researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) collaborated on a multi-year research project. The study results provide some guidance for growers wishing to use wider row spacing to improve their bottom line. For instance, researchers found that yield declined linearly when they went from nine-inch row spacing to 24-inch row spacing. Even under optimum conditions of good soil fertility, very good weed management, sometimes even hand weeding of plots, good flea beetle control and little disease pressure, declining yields were seen. >> Learn More…

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2014 Farm Forum Event

December 2-4, 2014
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Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 6, 2015, to January 7, 2015
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Crop Production Show

January 12-15, 2015
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January 27-29, 2015
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