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Issue No. 18 - Summer 1996

In 1996, the SSCA decided to hold two direct seeding field days, one in the north and one in the south.

While the rain, snow and generally wet conditions tested our patience, both field days were a success. Producers were able to see the latest equipment in action and make side by side comparisons. Several producers told us that they were using the field days to help them make their final decision between two or three different machines. The manufacturers commented that they made sales at both field days.

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Issue No. 17 - Winter 1996

Farmers from across western Canada, met at the Regina Exhibition Grounds February 14 and 15 to attend the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association's (SSCA) annual Direct Seeding Workshop.

With Over 850 in attendance, farmer interest in direct seeding continues to be strong. "The whole idea of the conference was to give farmers the most up to date information available on direct seeding and how to implement these practices on our farms," says SSCA President Lorne Crosson.

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Issue No. 16 - Fall/Winter 1995

I have learned at least one thing over my career in agriculture (almost 20 years now which means my kids are probably right when they say I'm not as young as I think I am).

When looking for crop production information, farmers trust other farmers as much or more than those of us in the agrologist profession. Researchers and extension workers rank up there pretty high as do most farm input retailers. Chemical reps can rank anywhere from just below the former group to right near the bottom when the only time a farmer calls you is after he has read the label and loaded the 12 gauge.

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