Cattle producer organizations, provincial governments and beef research agencies are conducting a survey that will portray how the cow-calf sector has changed since the 1990s. For the first time ever, cow-calf producers from B.C. through Manitoba are invited to participate in a survey about production practices on their farms. The Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey is based on the “Alberta Beef Herd Analysis,” which was last conducted in 1998, explains Kathy Larson of the Western Beef Development Centre in the interview below.
Residue management may prove a challenge this year, as many prairie crops experienced high levels of lodging, but it’s nothing to ignore, especially if you’re considering canola as your next crop. Excess trash can affect seed-to-soil contact by either preventing drill openers from penetrating into the soil or filling the furrow, thus preventing row closure. These problems can no doubt result in spotty emergence, and later, disappointing yields.
Created October 29, 2014 | Category: Agronomy