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Winter pulses give farmers another option

Many farmers struggled to get a crop in this spring, and still others were happy to have had winter cereals in rotation to take some of the squeeze off a short seeding season. With wet weather persisting in some areas, the prospect of seeding a wider range of “winter” crops in late summer may have

New Inoculant Can Boost Yields Up To Eight Per Cent

Prairie field pea and lentil growers will be watching the results of field-scale trials across Western Canada this year, as Becker Underwood introduces a new high-performance inoculant. Research is showing that Nodulator XL, with a new “highly active” strain of rhizobia, can increase yields in these two crops by up to eight per cent. Nodulator

Outstanding Young Farmers named for 2009

Vegetable producers from P.E.I. farming about 150 acres, and a grain farming couple from Manitoba cropping about 13,000 acres, were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2009 at the national awards ceremony in Ottawa on Dec. 4. Greg and Tania MacKenzie operated MacKenzie Produce at Stratford, P.E.I., southeast of Charlottetown. Grant and Colleen Dyck grow