LIVE BLOG: Cropsphere/Crop Production Week

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One of the biggest weeks in western Canadian grains and oilseeds brings together nearly every facet of production and association in the industry.

Crop Week, CropSphere and Crop Production Show unite to make Saskatoon one-stop shopping for farmer information and organization business January 11 through 15.

Western Producer’s staff, along with the rest of the Glacier Farm Media team are at the event, providing coverage from meetings, seminars and market information sessions and gathering opinions from producers and industry.

For all the coverage visit us here. Stay caught up with our social media, Twitter feed from the event and even find your own voice there. And look for our video coverage.

Stories:

New barley varieties slowly gaining traction
– A handful of newer malting barley varieties are beginning to gain traction among brewers and foreign buyers of Canadian malt and malting barley.
– Forty Saskatchewan crop research projects got the good news about funding yesterday in Saskatoon.

VIDEO: A number of factors affecting winter wheat acreage – Dale Hicks, chair of Sask. Winter Cereals Development Commission talks about winter wheat acreage, the factors affecting that acreage, the impact and spread of fusarium and more at Crop Production Week, Jan. 11, 2016 in Saskatoon.

VIDEO: SaskCanola to release report on component pricing – Dale Leftwich, outgoing chair of SaskCanola, talks about a new report on component pricing.

VIDEO: A cover crop cocktail that builds soil – On his farm in Bangor, Saskatchewan Garry Richards uses what he calls a cover crop cocktail, which is a cover crop that has many plant varieties in it.

VIDEO: Perennial grain crops good for soil – Tim Crews, Director of research at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, presented some of his research into the development of perennial grain crops, including perennial sorghum.

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VIDEO: Canaryseed approved for human consumption. You can now eat like a bird! – Canaryseed has finally achieved food status, but it comes with a condition. It took 10 years, millions of dollars and reams of documentation to achieve novel food approval for the crop from Health Canada and Generally Recognized as Safe status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mosaic joins winter wheat initiative – The winter wheat industry in western Canada is getting a financial boost from Mosaic.


— Mike Raine (@MikeJRaine) January 11, 2016

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  • ed

    Noticed a Sean Pratt tweet about Saskcanola passing a resolution to lobby provincial gov for farmer compensation to put their carbon back into their soils. That is like rewarding a speeder for driving the speed limit. We kind of do that by not fining the compiler and giving them merit point if they are good over a period of time. Maybe that is the answer? Test the soil, fine the producer if he loses any more carbon and give him merit points if they gain some carbon. Don’t give them any form of transparent monetary gain. The industry will only sequester that cash by putting up the price of canola seed or other inputs which is why industry backed think tanks like Saskcanola waste much of farmers check off dollars fine tuning the rationalization of such ludicrous ideas.