Local Agriculture

Learning the ins and outs of growing seed canola and how it differs from growing commercial canola will be one of the many informative sessions taking place at the Irrigated Crop Production Update 2018  which is taking place at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel on Jan. 16-17.

Could Canada be seeing big changes with their trading future as Donald Trump sets his sights on different agreements in the near future?

Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:56

Putting a value on topsoil, nutrient loss near Hilda

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The losses of topsoil and soil nutrients caused by the Hilda wildfires and accompanying high winds are significant , according to preliminary figures coming from an analysis conducted by a soil scientist.

After the cancellation of last year's annual beef pen show, the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede is gearing up to host its 20th event Dec. 15-16 with a strong showing for pen show entries and trade show vendors.

After the dry conditions of this summer, many areas that have been too wet to seed in prior years now are dry enough to seed.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:24

Hey SW Sask.:do you recall seeing leafy spurge?

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Leafy Spurge is an invasive weed that is easy to recognize once you have seen it! It features alternate, long, narrow, waxy leaves that attach directly to the smooth stem of the plant. If a leaf or stem is broken a white sticky sap will ooze out.

On Dec. 5, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a targeted incentive program to encourage the continued sale of cultivated and formerly cultivated agricultural Crown land.  

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