Crops

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Crop Protection Lab seeing issues with lack of moisture, diseases

By Charlene Tebbutt
July 12, 2018 - 10:00am

Last year’s dry weather is still causing issues for crops around the province, and diseases such as root rot are affecting growth this year as well.

That’s according to a recent report from the province’s Crop Production Laboratory. Manager Scott Hartley said the report was based on samples submitted by.....

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Grain farmers urged to prepare for August 1 wheat reclassification

By Dori Modney/LethbridgeNewsNOW
July 10, 2018 - 1:11pm

Prairie grain farmers need to be prepared for the upcoming reclassification of 29 wheat varieties and have a plan to market any of their remaining wheat that will transition to a new class on August 1, 2018.

The reminder comes from the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), the Alberta Wheat.....

A 2,000-bushel grain bin was blown away and crops damaged in the weekend storm.
A 2,000-bushel grain bin was blown away and crops damaged in the weekend storm. Submitted photos/Diane Herzog

Canola crop wrecked by freak storm

By Glenn Hicks
July 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

A long-time farmer north of Prince Albert is taking stock of his crop after the freak storm that ripped through the area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The storm, which moved in from the west, produced extreme winds, rain, and hail in isolated areas, causing the destruction of hundreds of.....

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Recent rains brought much-needed relief: Crop Report

By farmnewsNOW Staff
July 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

Recent rainfalls brought much-needed moisture to many areas of the province, but more will be needed in coming weeks according to the provincial crop report.

According to the report from the Ministry of Agriculture, last week’s scattered showers helped large portions of Saskatchewan, but some areas more than others. While.....

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Local conference tackles issues around weeds, pests

By Charlene Tebbutt
June 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

A conference in Prince Albert earlier this week looked at invasive weeds and what can be done to help farmers, municipal representatives and residents stop them from spreading.

The conference happened Tuesday and included discussions on weed management, best practices for working in infested areas, weed control, insects and control.....

Haying has begun in the northeast region. Quality is rated as 25 per cent excellent and 75 per cent good. Yields are expected to be average in most of the region.
Haying has begun in the northeast region. Quality is rated as 25 per cent excellent and 75 per cent good. Yields are expected to be average in most of the region. Facebook/Deborah May Sutter

Farmers take advantage of hot weather

By farmnewsNOW Staff
June 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

The recent spell of moisture and heat have been a huge help for farmers, according to this week's crop report from Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture.
 
The majority of crops have been reported to be in good condition and at their normal stages of development for this time of.....

A canola crop in the Tisdale area.
A canola crop in the Tisdale area. Submitted photo/Lori Kidney

Crops coming up well, but farmers need rain

By Nigel Maxwell
June 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 crop is developing quite nicely in Saskatchewan, according to this week's crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Across the province, seventy-five per cent of the pulse crops and fall and spring cereals are at their normal stages of development, while 70 per cent of the oilseeds are.....

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