March 19, 2020

Ag Safety Week: Making Safety A Priority For Kids
Grandfather shows boy and girl parts of an air drill

By nature, agriculture is a dangerous occupation. Heavy machinery, complex equipment and large, unpredictable animals are a few of the factors that can turn an everyday scenario into a life-or-death situation. March 15 to 21 is Ag Safety Week across Canada – an important time of year for farm families to take a moment to … Continued

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February 26, 2020

Sustainability, soil health, crop rotation and good yields
Plant sprouting in healthy soil

In conversation with Dr. Diane Knight With increased focus on sustainable food production and optimal yields to feed a growing population, producers find themselves under increased pressure to respond to these changing demands. Decades of research have helped identify ways to modify farming practices to help maintain sustainability and soil health while also finding efficiencies … Continued

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January 30, 2020

Spring Fertilizer Requirements
Territory Manager wearing Dutch Openers sales shirt

Snow might still be on the ground, but it’s never too early to think about the year ahead. Many producers have their crop plans already in place.  Last fall’s early snow means spring fertilizing is on the radar for a lot of farmers. In this month’s article, we talk to Connor Bohachewski, our Territory Manager … Continued

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August 12, 2019

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Farm – Mother Nature Rules
A country road trailing verticall off into the distance between fields

For two growers on different sides of the globe, it’s the middle of their growing season.  For Watrous, Saskatchewan grower Steve Leslie it is the heat of summer. In Gollan, New South Wales Australia, Farmer Nathan Simpson, it’s right in the middle of the winter. One thing they definitely have in common – both growers … Continued

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May 2, 2019

Women In Ag: Changing The Face Of Farming

Based on the 2016 agriculture census from Stats Canada, the proportion of female farmers is increasing even as the total number of farm operators decreases. In fact, women make up 28.7% of the 272,000 farmers in the country. Yet while more women are working hard on the land, sometimes they also have to work equally … Continued

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April 2, 2019

The Do’s & Don’ts of Manure Spreading
Two male farmers observing a pile of manure

Sheldon Grywacheski is a grain producer and professional engineer born and raised in Saskatchewan. He’s gained 30 years of experience working with John Deere, Mitsubishi Hitachi, Brandt Engineered Product, Case Corporation, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, and now Dutch Industries. Sheldon has also had extensive exposure to farms and to producers throughout Canada, the United … Continued

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