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2017 Planning Tips

Harvest is not done yet, but already growers are having to start planning for 2017. Time might be running out, however, to take advantage of fall to get some key tasks completed in advance of spring. “If I had to break it down, I’d say there are four key things a grower has to think [...]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Fall weed control

It’s been quite the year across the Prairies with growers facing challenging conditions right through until, and during, harvest. Despite that, there are still farm tasks to be completed this fall if the weather cooperates. This time of year is generally regarded as the best time to gain a foothold of control over winter annual [...]

October 13th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Grain storage tips

More than in most seasons, managing production in the bin this year will be critical to ensure the crop is kept in good condition until it is marketed. Grain is going into storage in less than ideal condition – much of it is coming off tough or damp as the fall is proving to be [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Marketing Tips

It’s been a tough year for farmers right across the Prairies. Rain, hail, and more rain have wreaked havoc on some crops. Lentils have been hammered. There’s no good durum available according to the chatter on Twitter. And it seems like every day or so, there’s some sort of precipitation event delaying harvest and likely [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Innovations in Harvesting Equipment

The pace of innovation in farm equipment in general has been steady over the last number of years.  According to Nathan Gregg, project manager, applied agriculture services at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, there are no earth shattering innovations coming down the pike that growers need to jump on. “What we are seeing is a [...]

September 7th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Pre-harvest weed control

It’s been a season for the books. Right across the Prairies, rain, more rain, hail, and storms have pounded the crop, but now, harvest is steadily approaching and despite many challenges, decisions still have to be made regarding pre-harvest weed control. Fall is generally regarded as the best time to gain a foothold over winter [...]

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Emerge Posts|0 Comments

Changing the Anti-GMO Conversation

It seems like a losing battle. Anti-GMO advocates have a loud and strident voice. Their claims of “Frankenfood” have been honed and refined over the years. There are now organizations set up as policing, educating, or labeling entities, despite the fact there are no laws or regulations they enforce, except their own. How do growers [...]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

The Dollar’s Effect on Farming

Growers, it seems like at times, are at the mercy of many things in the pursuit of their livelihoods.  Mother Nature, infestations of disease or insects, global production and supply to name a few. And currency fluctuations. Currency volatility and fluctuation is not something a country can control in the global market place, never mind [...]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Lentils – Are We Planting Too Much of a Good Thing?

Everyone is planting lentils in 2016. Or so it seems. According to Statistics Canada, lentil acreage is up 30 per cent over last year. “A 30 per cent increase in lentil acreage is a significant increase over last year,” says Chuck Penner, owner and analyst at LeftField Commodity Research. “Lentils are not a special crop [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Emerge Posts, news|0 Comments

Strategies for a Dry Spring

Forest fires raging across the Prairies is a sign of just how dry this season is starting off to be. While there appears to be precipitation in the forecast, how much anyone gets is still like buying a lottery ticket. Last fall, Saskatchewan and Manitoba went into the winter with very good soil moisture levels. [...]

May 18th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments