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Commit to your farm during this Ag Safety Week

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week runs March 12 - 18

This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture is celebrating Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). This is the second year of the “Be an AgSafe Family” theme. In 2017, CASW is “Appealing to Adults.” What does that mean? Appealing to Adults? Well, statistics tell us that each year approximately 85 […] Read more

farm equipment seeding canola

How do you set a good seeding rate?

Have a targeted plant population in mind for this season? Remember that several post-seeding stresses, including cool temperatures (frost), weeds, moisture and insects, might keep your plant stand from fully establishing. And while some of these issues, like weather, may be beyond your control, insect and disease pressure can be managed with the right seed […] Read more

New wheat varieties fight fusarium

Agronomy tips... from the field

Looking at new wheat varieties for 2017? Yield, standability, as well as protein and maturity will still be top of mind. And for many, fusarium tolerance will also be high on the list. Fusarium is now established across Western Canada, and in years when environmental conditions favour the disease, it can have devastating impacts on […] Read more

Shopping for on-farm safety

Take time during the winter to make sure your equipment meets safety standards

The weather outside may be frightful, and you may feel more like hibernating for the winter than shopping for farm equipment. But consider setting your slippers aside and pulling on your Sorels. Because it could be time to replace some equipment and you need to know what to look for from a safety perspective. To begin, […] Read more