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Inputs: The Podcast
Diverse field crop options with the DFCC

February 21, 2023
By Top Crop Manager


Looking to spice up or lengthen your rotation? For the past five years, the Diverse Field Crops Cluster (DFCC) has been working to make the decision to include special crops in your operation easier.

Led by Ag-West Bio and with funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program and industry partners, the DFCC is supporting research and development of flax, camelina, canaryseed, sunflower, hemp, quinoa and mustard.

In this episode of Inputs, Eastern editor Alex Barnard is joined by:

  • Carol Ann Patterson, DFCC project manager;
  • Rick Mitzel, DFCC’s mustard crop sector member and executive director of SaskMustard;
  • Carlene Sarvas, DFCC’s camelina crop sector member and camelina production lead at Smart Earth Camelina; and
  • Jeff Kostuik, DFCC’s hemp crop sector member and general manager of Verve Seeds.

The five discuss the purpose of DFCC, three of the seven crops included in the cluster, and what the project has achieved so far.

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Show notes

Support for this episode provided by Nutrien eKonomics and Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

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