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Sask farmers preparing for harvest in southeast Sask

Aug 9, 2022 | 4:03am

Crops are ripening quickly with harvest about to start in southeast Saskatchewan. The provincial crops extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, says a few crops are ready for harvest this week. Roberts sees a bumper crop in parts of the southeast because of weekly rains during the growing season. But she says there are concerns […]

Sask seeding reaches 91 percent in latest crop report

Jun 9, 2022 | 11:44am

Saskatchewan farmers made substantial seeding progress during the past week. Provincial crops extension specialist Matt Struthers says 91 percent of the crop has been seeded, up from 76 percent last week. He says many acres in east Saskatchewan may not be seeded due to excess moisture and standing water. Meanwhile, some fields in the southwest […]

USASK Announces New Insect Research Facility

Oct 11, 2021 | 7:57am

It will be the first of its kind at a Western Canadian university and study both pests and beneficial insects. The $1.2 million facility will be located inside the College of Agriculture Building and be led by entomologist Dr. Sean Prager. “This new facility will add substantial research capacity to the University of Saskatchewan,” said […]

Wheat research gets big boost from prairie farmers

Oct 20, 2020 | 4:22am

Wheat research is getting a big boost from Saskatchewan farmers. The Manager of SaskWheat and President of the the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition says prairie groups are providing $22.6-million to Agriculture Canada’s wheat variety development program. Harvey Brooks says the five year support ensures farmers will benefit from new wheat varieties for years to come. […]

Seeding reaches 99 percent across Saskatchewan

Jun 6, 2019 | 11:45am

  The latest crop report says seeding is 99 percent complete across Saskatchewan.  Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says seeding is virtually complete except for a few fields being re-seeded due to frost damage or for green feed. He says there was little rain this past week and moisture is desperately needed in a wide […]