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February 27, 2019

Is Intercropping For You?

Intercropping in an age-old method that has been implemented in cultivation for years. Researchers at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have been evaluating the intercropping system with chickpeas, and so far, the results have been encouraging. With the promise of intercropping to potentially reduce crop risk, continued research and evaluation is important to understand the value in understanding the ratios of different crops.

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May 23, 2018

Best Practices for Seeding Your Best Crop

Follow best practices to get the season off to a good start As we head into another season in the field, one crop expert says things are looking good for seeding this spring.  “Conditions look favourable,” says Daphne Cruise, a Crops Extension Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture. “We don’t have excess moisture to be worried about. … Continued

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December 12, 2017

Confessions of a Self-taught Seed Expert

A Good Crop Starts with the Quality of the Seed: Confessions of a Self-taught Seed Expert When it comes to ensuring a good crop and a solid yield, the quality of the seed that goes into the ground is just as important as the quality of the soil and the types of inputs that are … Continued

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September 13, 2017

SEED SMARTS: PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM A PRAIRIE AGRONOMIST

Many kids like to play in the dirt. And some adults do too. Garth Donald is one of these adults. Having grown up on the family farm in Manitoba, his fascination with dirt led him to a full-time career as an agronomist, which he has been doing for close to 20 years now. “I’ve being … Continued

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August 14, 2017

SEED SMARTS: AUSTRALIAN GRAIN FARMER FINDS NEW HOME ON THE PRAIRIES

For this month’s edition of Seed Smarts, we spoke with Josh Lade to learn more about his cross-continental farming experiences. Many prairie farmers grew up on family farms and instinctively knew that’s where they belonged. But for Josh Lade, the journey to finding himself on a grain farm in the heart of the Canadian prairies … Continued

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July 13, 2017

SEED SMARTS: PRODUCER GROWING PAINS FOR GROWING PULSES

As part of our monthly blog series, Seed Smarts, we sat down with Doug Yeager to ask some candid questions about his farm. Doug Yeager has been farming his whole life, running his own operation since 2003, but eight years ago he was faced with a completely new challenge – growing pulses. Based in Choteau, Montana … Continued

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