Environment

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.....

A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week.
A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week. File photo/paNOW Staff

No appetite in Sask. for new diet: Beef and dairy industry

By Nigel Maxwell
January 17, 2019 - 4:47pm

A new report recommending a major overhaul to the world's diet, should be taken with a grain of salt, according to some officials within Saskatchewan's food industry.

The report organized by a Stockholm-based non-profit group, encourages people to limit their red meat intake to one serving a week, eggs to fewer than.....

 The annual Crop Production Week in Saskatoon attracted farmers from across the prairies to Prairieland Park on Jan. 10, 2018.
The annual Crop Production Week in Saskatoon attracted farmers from across the prairies to Prairieland Park on Jan. 10, 2018. Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM

Crop Production Week kicks off in Saskatoon

By CKOM News
January 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

The agriculture trade show season is getting started in Saskatoon with Crop Production Week.

Prairieland Park agriculture manager Lori Cates said this year’s edition of the long-running event will feature a dedicated seminar Wednesday on digital technolgies.

“Farming is changing, it’s changing faster than most of us can keep up to. Digital.....

File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

Bovine TB investigation spreads to Saskatchewan

By Nigel Maxwell
January 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

A spokesperson for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed a cattle herd in Central Saskatchewan was placed under movement controls, as a result of a case of a bovine tuberculosis (TB) discovered on a farm in British Columbia.

The investigation surrounding the case has expanded to three provinces.....

File photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

SARM calls for more support to stop Clubroot

By Nigel Maxwell
December 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Representatives from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), have been fanning out across the province discussing Clubroot with rural municipality (RM) councils.

There were 37 sites in Saskatchewan positively identified this year by plant health officers as having the canola killing disease. SARM President Ray Orb said farmers from.....

Sask. justice minister Don Morgan speaks to reporters at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office on Dec. 10, 2018.
Sask. justice minister Don Morgan speaks to reporters at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office on Dec. 10, 2018. Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM

16 groups to intervene in Sask. carbon tax challenge

By Saskatoon / 650 CKOM
December 11, 2018 - 9:37am

Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal carbon tax is growing, after a judge announced all 16 groups who applied for intervener status in the case will be allowed to make arguments.

The written decision, announced Monday, said all submissions from interveners must be limited to legal arguments related to the.....

file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Farm groups say changes to trespassing laws will protect bio-security

By Nigel Maxwell
November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm

Organizations that represent Saskatchewan grain farmers and ranchers say they support changes to the province's trespassing legislation which will put the onus on the person visiting the property to get permission.

The bill was introduced on Tuesday. Todd Lewis, President of the Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan, told farmnewsNOW the changes.....

Researcher Colin Whitfield
Researcher Colin Whitfield Photo courtesy University of Saskatchewan

Reducing greenhouse gases

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of three research projects.

University of Saskatchewan researchers in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the School of Environment and Sustainability and the Global Institute for Water Security will receive $3.4 million to study forages in grazing systems, shelterbelts and agricultural water reservoirs.

Agriculture and.....

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