Mary Buhr, right, dean of the University of Saskatchewan’s agriculture college, has come under fire for accepting funding from A&W executives.  |  File photo

University wrong to accept A&W donation

On Dec.1 the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources announced a $5 million donation from A&W to go toward the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. A&W has demonstrated through its fear-based marketing campaign that it is no friend to agriculture or science. You know the one. The guy in the orange bread […] Read more

Hemp-nettle is part of the mint family, but don’t let that fool you.  |  USDA photo

Weed of the Week: hemp-nettle

Hemp-nettle is the nastiest of the many species of the mint family found in Western Canada. The pest, formally known as Galeopsis tetrahit, has been in Western Canada since at least the 1940s and became a significant problem in the late 1960s. It likes damper regions and thrives in moist, black soils. However, it has […] Read more