Biobeds can be set up in-ground or above it. A raised biobed at the Canada Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre at Outlook, Sask., creates a place for microbes in to degrade pesticides and reduce the risk of contaminating water with sprayer waste.  |  File photo

Biobeds tackle pesticide waste, boost consumer trust

Pesticides are an important tool used in modern agriculture, and for the most part, farmers are getting better at communicating this to consumer audiences. What we rarely talk about, however, is how we dispose of leftover effluent from spray operations and cleaning. While best practices for disposing of pesticide waste certainly exist, pesticide residues are […] Read more

Networking can offer producers value on their farms

Can your network make your farm more profitable? Networking is one of the many 21st century buzzwords. What previously was referred to as coffee breaks at conferences and trade shows has been transformed into “networking” receptions. To some farmers, networking seems like a lot of fluff, while others have found that their network actually makes […] Read more