Content by Mark Halsall

Provost Co-operative Seed Cleaning Plan

Broadening Appeal

The Provost Co-operative Seed Cleaning Plant is boosting its business by drawing farmers from farther away. Leon Ternan has been farming in Luseland, Sask. for nearly five decades. For years,… Read More

Fusarium Watch

The wet weather last summer in many parts of Alberta has raised concerns about Fusarium head blight (FHB) in this year’s cereal crops — and about the availability of Fusarium-free… Read More

Fusarium barley

Fighting Fusarium Head Blight

Two Alberta experts share their views on best practices for managing the fungal disease in cereal crops. Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a growing threat in Alberta. This serious fungal… Read More

Fighting Fusarium Head Blight

Cereal growers in Alberta have a new weapon in the fight against fusarium head blight (FHB). It’s an online risk assessment tool that helps farmers and agronomists decide whether to… Read More

Advancing Quinoa

Quinoa is still very much a small niche crop in Canada, but since the United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa, it’s been gathering steam. The ancient South… Read More

Eye in the sky

The benefits of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as crop scouting tools are obvious. They enable farmers to spot problems in the field they didn’t even know they… Read More

Starting with the Best

Quality assurances of varietal purity, germination and freedom from impurities are just a few reasons why certified seed represents a good value proposition for farmers. Know what you grow. Rob… Read More