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Issue No. 32 - Spring 2001

Two awards recognizing outstanding achievement in soil conservation were presented at the SSCA's Annual Meeting and Banquet on February 14th in Saskatoon.

The Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association annually recognizes achievements in the development of innovative approaches to soil conservation, and in that light, presents an Award of Merit to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution. This year, Dr. Guy Lafond, a research agrologist with Agriculture and Agrifood Canada since 1985, was recognized for his dedication to promoting conservation tillage systems in the prairie region.

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Issue No. 31 - Winter 2001

So you were introduced by the combine sales staff to a "new and revolutionary" concept that simply involved taking the bottom off your clean grain cross auger under the separation sieves and replacing it with a mesh cover.

This will economically remove any early possibility of earth strike on your pulse crops. It will also spread those pesky weed seeds back onto the field so you are not troubled with them in the grain storage bin.

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Issue No. 30 - Summer 2000

There's a story going around about an experienced farmer who says that in the 50 years since he's been farming, he hasn't seen a normal spring yet.

But to those with good memories or completediaries, the early spring of 2000 has seemed a lot like 1988. The differencebetween the two springs, however, is that the dust storms we had in '88 weren'tas prevalent in 2000.

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