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With a precision planter, Ken Van Raay seeds canola just under the soil surface on highly tilled, heavily manured land. He runs a pivot after seeding. 
He says the crop is up in two to seven days and he’s had the canopy close in less than 18 days.

A fresh look at the benefits of precision-planted canola

Five Alberta producers share their experiences

Precisely placing individual corn or soybean seeds in a row has led some canola growers to switch from air seeders to vacuum planters in the past few years. For a fresh look in 2021, Grainews spoke with five Lethbridge-area growers who had experience with precision planting canola in 2020. Two producers carried out field trials […] Read more

Preparing to spring spread the Bio-Sul product at Aberhart Farms in Langenburg, Sask.

Compost-based sulphur fertility attracting farmers

Bio-Sul Premium Plus is gaining acres as a 5-year approach to sulphur supply

Five years into it, Marcel van Staveren is planning to do a second top dressing of a compost/sulphur fertilizer on his acres in southeastern Saskatchewan, near Creelman. He won’t be alone. The product, Bio-Sul Premium Plus, was introduced to the eastern Prairies in 2015 by the Aberhart family of Langenburg, Sask. This year, applicators for […] Read more


The Rimmer family moved from Britain to Canada in 2009. They enjoy spending time together as a family.

Meet your farming neighbours: David and Sharon Rimmer

After relocating from Britain, the Rimmers have found a new family home in Manitoba

Every farm has its own story. No two farms (or farmers) are exactly alike. Everyone got started in a different way, and every farm has a different combination of family and hired staff who make the decisions and keep things running. But, in general, even after you consider all of the details, farmers are more […] Read more