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Issue No. 58 - Winter 2010

SSCA will be hosting the Conservation Agriculture 2010 Conference at Evraz Place in Regina on February 9 and 10.

There has been a major trend towards conservation agriculture around the world with the South Americans, Australians and western Canadians leading the way. In keeping with this theme, Argentine no till expert, Roberto Pieretti is this year's keynote speaker. South American agriculture has embraced no-till systems to a greater extent than on the Canadian Prairies with over 80% adoption. While their farming systems are different than those used here, Roberto will discuss how we can incorporate some of their principles into our systems. 

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Issue No. 57 - Summer 2009

Saskatchewan farmers have heard a lot about greenhouse gas emissions in relation to soil carbon storage.

But do they know the bottom line for these emissions on their own farms? Do they have a feel for the specific emission and storage numbers for different areas of their operations? There is a solution! A greenhouse gas emissions computer model has been developed for producers that can answer these questions for individual farms.

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Issue No. 56 - Spring 2009

300 producers met at the Saskatoon Inn, February 11 and 12, to attend the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association's Annual Conference. The continued success of this year's conference reflects that farmers recognize the value of attending our conference in helping them gain an edge with their crop production system.

"The purpose of the conference was to bring farmers together to get the latest information on conservation agriculture and how to implement these practices on our farms," says SSCA president Laurie Reiter. "Farmers had the opportunity to have their questions answered by researchers, industry experts and other farmers," says Reiter.

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