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Canola Performance Trial results for 2015 now online

Results are in for the 2015 Canola Performance Trials (CPT). Results are based on 29 small plot trials and 33 field scale trials across the Prairies. >> Read full article

Three more inductees into Sask Ag Hall of Fame for 2016

Linda Braun, Robin Morall and Pat Beaujot will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame later this year. They join respected veterinarian Byrnne Rothwell (deceased), hog industry advocate Florian Possberg and Agribition founder Barry Andrew (deceased) as the inductees for 2016. >> Read full article

Canary seed approved for human food

Saskatchewan is the world’s top exporter of canary seed, and nearly 2,500 Saskatchewan farmers have marketed canary seed within the last three crop years. >> Read full article

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Defining precision agriculture

Modern farm equipment, GPS and computers have enabled precision agriculture to easily prescribe seamless rate changes for almost any crop input. Satellite remote sensing can detect vegetation differences and compare the in-season vegetation to the past seasons’ vegetation. UAVs/drones are available to see your fields with a bird’s-eye view. During harvest, combines measure yield results every one to three seconds to enable accurate analysis and mapping. Grain charts can record the bushels and you can count the truckloads to verify final yields. Advanced bin monitoring ensures grain is stored securely to manage moisture and quality. The convergence of technologies is happening very quickly in agriculture. >> Learn More…


Drought, heat take toll on global crops

Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study published in Nature led by UBC and McGill University researchers. >> Read full article

Manitoba expands network of ag weather stations

The Canada and Manitoba governments are expanding the province’s network of automated weather stations after installing 17 new stations in 2015. >> Read full article

Crop research receives $7 million in government funding

The federal government and the government of Saskatchewan announced $7 million toward crop-related research through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF). The funding extends to 40 research projects. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Manitoba Ag Days

January 19-21, 2016
Location: Brandon Keystone Center, Brandon, Man. >> More Info

Agronomy Update 2016 (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry)

January 19-20, 2016
Location: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, Red Deer, Alta. >> More Info

Alberta Federation of Agriculture AGM

January 20, 2016
Location: Radisson, Red Deer, Alta. >> More Info