Feds, province invest in agricultural research

Over $12 million has been allocated for agricultural research

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced  on Wednesday, January 16, more than $12 million in funding for 44 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI). Continue reading “Feds, province invest in agricultural research”

Clubroot found in Corman Park, three other area RMs

RMs where clubroot was detected are shown in blue and yellow

Clubroot, a disease that restricts a plant’s ability to obtain water and nutrients from the soil, has been detected in the rural municipalities (RMs) of Corman Park, Aberdeen, Rosthern and St. Louis.

The four area RMs were found to have at least one field that tested positive for the plant pathogen in a survey conducted for the provincial Ministry of Agriculture over the past year. A map identifying infected fields was unveiled by the province January 9. Continue reading “Clubroot found in Corman Park, three other area RMs”

Province proclaims Agriculture Biotechnology Week

Agriculture Minister Dave Marit

Agriculture Minister David Marit has proclaimed September 24 to 30, as Biotech Week in Saskatchewan.  The purpose of the week is to celebrate the benefits of biotechnology and to raise awareness of the important and growing role biotechnology plays in agriculture and the life sciences. Continue reading “Province proclaims Agriculture Biotechnology Week”