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Dr. Michelle Hubbard believes the practice of intercropping may be of big benefit to Saskatchewan producers.
Dr. Michelle Hubbard believes the practice of intercropping may be of big benefit to Saskatchewan producers. submitted photo/Michelle Hubbard

Saskatchewan researcher hopes to slow down pulse crop killer

By Nigel Maxwell
January 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

A Saskatchewan research scientist believes she has found a way to help slow down a well know pulse crop killer.

Dr. Michelle Hubbard, who works at Agriculture Canada’s Swift Current research centre, has been studying the benefits of intercropping. Intercropping is the practice of growing two or more crops together in.....

Dr. Tom Warkentin, with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, is very excited about the possibilities stemming from new research funding.
Dr. Tom Warkentin, with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, is very excited about the possibilities stemming from new research funding. Alice McFarlane/ farmnewsNOW Staff

New funding provides path for protein research

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 16, 2019 - 3:11pm Updated: January 16, 2019 - 5:18pm

More than $12 million in funding has been committed for crop related research in Saskatchewan.

The announcement was made Wednseday afternoon at the CropSphere Conference in Saskatoon. It was announced that 44 projects in total will receive the funding through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and the Strategic Research Initiative.....

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Lower tariffs on the horizon for pulse producers: Cropsphere researcher

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Market outlooks are always popular events for farmers at the Cropsphere conference, and one researcher had some positive news to share regarding tariffs facing pulse producers.

Chuck Penner with Left Field Commodity research told producers when it comes to pulse crops, the market news is more positive for peas than lentils......

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Crop research receives $67 million injection

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

The federal government, along with commodity groups, have planted some seeds to grow the country's agriculture industry.

Federal Agriculture Ministerm Lawrence MacAuleym was at the CropSphere conference in Saskatoon Tuesday to announce $39.3 million in new federal money over the next five years towards four science clusters including wheat, barley.....

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Clubroot map released

By Alice McFarlane
January 11, 2019 - 1:43pm

The provincial government has released a map showing the spread of a serious canola plant disease in Saskatchewan. 

A clubroot survey discovered symptoms in 43 canola fields and the pathogen in soil from another three fields. That number is up from 37 the previous year.

The most serious cases were.....

Erin Gowriluk.
Erin Gowriluk. submitted photo/Grain Growers of Canada

Grain Growers name executive director

By Alice McFarlane
January 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Erin Gowriluk is the new leader of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC).

Gowriluk has an extensive background in agriculture policy having worked with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions as well as the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.  Most recently she was with Syngenta Canada.

Gowriluk will manage.....

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Farmers fight for right to repair ag equipment

By Alice McFarlane
January 4, 2019 - 5:00pm

There is growing concern about farmers’ ability to repair their own equipment.

The challenge comes when computer technology is a key component of tractors and combines.

The "right to repair" farm machinery debate will be discussed at the CropSphere conference in Saskatoon Jan. 15 and 16.

Nebraska farmer Tom Schwarz.....

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Group representing Sask. organic producers invites feedback

By Nigel Maxwell
December 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan's organic industry saw a lot of growth the past couple years and the group representing producers wants to keep it going.

A survey has been posted on the Sask. Organics website. Executive Director Marla Carlson told farmnewsNOW they need help directing research.

"In the organic industry we are very data poor. What I mean by.....

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