Although soil types are the primary determinant of physical quality and resilience, good management practices can improve and maintain the capacities of virtually any soil, says a research scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
A recent study of plant genetics indicates that alfalfa, a forage crop used primarily for livestock, could be made more drought-resistant, which would reduce costs for producers and benefit the environment.
Wheat midge, a non-native pest that feeds on developing wheat kernels, is a serious economic threat to farmers, especially in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
The earliest recorded detection in western Canada was in 1901, with the first major outbreak in Saskatchewan in 1983
To really understand subtle changes in our planet — like moisture held in the topmost earth layer — and their impacts on agriculture and the environment, scientists have to know what is going on in our soils.
Capturing sunlight and keeping living roots in the ground as long as possible is the goal of Beaver Dam, Ws., no-tiller Marty Weiss. The co-chair of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water talks about strip-cropping and interseeding cover crops at a field day in the summer of 2020.
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