Crop rotation can reduce disease and pests by limiting the time host plants grow in a given field. Randy Kutcher of University of Saskatchewan came to WheatStalk 2018 to talk about different crops that can go into rotation to avoid fusariam head blight.
A grain market analyst believes India could reduce tariffs on pulses due to very dry conditions in their country. Chuck Penner also believes China will continue to buy peas but it may not exceed 2019 levels and there will probably be an increase in the amount of lentils grown this year.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers say a decision by Health Canada to stand by a previous ruling to allow glyphosate use in Canada is refreshing to see science win this battle.
In this 2018 recap, Alberta Ag Minister Oneil Carlier talks about the rough harvest, the new USMCA deal, CN and CP’s ability to get grain to market and whether the province buying new rail cars to transport oil will interfere with that. He also talks about the results of his trade mission to India and the local food councils.
Laciee Shock discusses solo watering units, which she claims is easier to set up than a stereo system (thank goodness!) at Farming Smarter’s Medicine Hat Field Day.