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February 26, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Addressing carbon emission concerns
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New pea, lentil and chickpea varieties

Plant breeders continue to bring improved varieties to market along with expanded marketing opportunties. >> Read full article

Stress hurting worker productivity

One in four Canadian workers have become ill in the last six months due to workplace stress. >> Read full article

Varietal improvement, high prices encourage lentil production

Varietal improvements and high market price are two good reasons to grow lentils this coming year. According to Neil Whatley, crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, there has been remarkable improvement in lentil genetics in recent years, contributing to an increase in grower satisfaction. >> Read full article

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Addressing carbon emission concerns

Wheat is the most favoured food source for human beings on the planet, but its production has gained a negative reputation for releasing greenhouse gases. Now, a 25-year long field experiment in Saskatchewan proves that growing wheat using a suite of improved farming practices can actually result in more carbon being sequestered than released. >> Learn More…

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 Event Calendar 
 

SK Soils & Crops Agronomy Updates

March 16-17, 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK >> More Info

Farm Progress Show

June 17-19, 2015
Location: Regina, SK >> More Info

14th International Rapeseed Congress

July 5-9, 2015
Location:Saskatoon, SK >> More Info