Production

  • Goodbye grain gluts?

    The growth of the ethanol industry has created a substantial new market for wheat and corn and that, in turn, has […]

  • Virgin soybean fields need correct rhizobia.

    Planting soybeans in a prairie field for the first time requires a dose of the correct rhizobia strains to fix atmospheric […]

  • Canola pushes wheat off its throne.

    The gold band along the bottom of Saskatchewan’s provincial flag represents the vast wheat fields that once dominated the south half […]

  • Ontario canola production.

    After difficult weather conditions during the 2005 growing season, many Ontario farmers turned their backs on canola. Restoring their faith in […]

  • Put a cocktail in your tank.

    That's an order, not an invitation. After years of talk, it's action time. Government mandates are forcing fuel manufacturers to blend […]

  • New system speeds sprayer refill.

    Right now even an efficient operation needs 10 to 20 minutes to get the job done. A new system called Load […]

  • Oilseeds face off over saturated fats.

    Despite a small drop from last year’s record acreage, canola is in no danger of losing its spot as the primary […]

  • Hard red spring keeps its crown.

    Hard red spring varieties comprised about 80 per cent of all wheat grown in western Canada last year. Although this figure […]

  • Turning grain into ethanol.

    It's a little ironic, since ethanol is essentially pure grain alcohol, that Husky's new ethanol plant in Minnedosa is built on […]