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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”

Doyle Wiebe re-elected to provincial canola board

Doyle Wiebe of Langham has been re-elected to the SaskCanola Board of Directors.
Wiebe was one of two incumbents to be returned to the organization’s board of directors following an election earlier this fall. The other incumbent is Wayne Truman of Redvers.
Six candidates were contesting the election to fill four positions on the SaskCanola Board. An election was held using electronic voting among producers, and the results were announced on Thursday, December 1.
Newly-elected directors include Keith Fournier of Lone Rock/Maidstone and Gerry Hertz of Edenwold. Re-elected are Wayne Truman of Redvers and Doyle Wiebe of Langham.
Wiebe is returning to the Board for a second consecutive term. He farms with his wife, Valerie, near Langham, and is currently SaskCanola Board Vice-Chairman and Chair of the SaskCanola Audit Committee. Doyle’s also involved with groups like the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Western Grain Research Foundation, and Grain Growers of Canada.
“We are pleased to welcome Keith and Gerry to the SaskCanola Board and to have Wayne and Doyle return for another term,” said Terry Youzwa, SaskCanola Board Chairman. “Their diverse experience and expertise within the agriculture industry will be invaluable to the Board.”
The new Board members will assume their Director responsibilities following SaskCanola’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017, held in conjunction with CropSphere at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Following the AGM, the Board will elect its Executive Committee.
SaskCanola is a producer led organization, established in 1991 and supported by some 26,000 levy-paying Saskatchewan canola producers. SaskCanola’s mandate is to grow producer prosperity through advocacy, research, and market development