Sask Ag invests $7.7 million in crop research

Saskatchewan Agriculture has announced $7.7 million in funding for 46 crop-related research projects. The announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart during a luncheon at the sold-out CropSphere show in Saskatoon. “We won’t know the results of these projects tomorrow but make no mistake, the work will have an impact,” he said. The projects […] Read more


Pulse growers want refundable levy

Farmers have asked Saskatchewan Pulse Growers to make the shift to a refundable levy. It is the only crop organization in the province with a non-refundable levy, which has been in place since the group was formed in 1983. Cherilyn Nagel, a grower from Mossbank, Sask., and past president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers […] Read more


Beware when buying biologicals

Farmers need to practice buyer beware when purchasing biological products, says one of the world’s largest manufacturers of the microbes. There are many products on the market that have precious little evidence to support their claims, according to Monsanto. Farmers have little faith in the products, which is why Monsanto is now field-testing its most […] Read more



SaskWheat, SeCan, U of S sign research deal

The University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre has announced another major funding agreement to support its plant breeding programs. CDC has signed a multi-year funding agreement with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and SeCan. The deal will see SaskWheat and SeCan commit as much as $3.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions over 10 years. […] Read more


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. But as usual, acceptance is slow and it will take time to develop stable, established markets. For the next two or three years at least, established standbys such as Metcalfe and Copeland […] Read more



Sask. crop research receives $7 million

Forty Saskatchewan crop research projects got the good news about funding yesterday in Saskatoon. “Funding for these projects ensures the long-term success of this industry and the province,” Saskatchewan agriculture minister Lyle Stewart said while announcing the $7 million funding package to a meeting at CropSphere. ALL of our CropSphere/Crop Week coverage is available here […] Read more


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. ALL of our CropSphere/Crop Week coverage is available here


Cropsphere/Crop Production Week

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 […] Read more