Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Saskatchewan Pasture Tour Resources

Below you'll find links to resources related to topics discussed at the 2017 Saskatchewan Pasture Tour:

Funding Programs Available:  Farm & Ranch Water Infrastructure (deadline extended to Sept 30, 2017) and Farm Stewardship BMPs -see the site's list of AEGP technicians to help you fill out forms and apply for funding

Ergot of Cereals and Grasses 
Weed Control in forage and cattle production 
Sask Invasive Plant Species ID Guide

A Guide to Integrated Brush Management on the Western Canadian Prairies  
Livestock Water Quality 
Livestock Watering Systems in Saskatchewan: Producer Experiences 
Beef Cattle Research Council’s Cover Crop as Forage for Beef Cattle 
United States Department of Agriculture Cover Crop Chart  
Pollinator Safety in Application of Insecticides to Crops in Bloom
Operation Pollinator -a program focused on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators, apply for funding through SSCA
Range Health Assessment
Alberta Tame Pasture Scorecard
Plant ID Field Guides

Posted August 27, 2017


Be aware of crop stage before applying pre-harvest herbicide to wheat

News Release, Sask Wheat Development Commission

Saskatoon (August 2, 2017) – With farmers across Saskatchewan preparing for harvest, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission is reminding wheat producers to know the moisture content of their crop before applying pre-harvest herbicides and to always apply according to the label information.

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Posted August 7, 2017


Forage Field Days coming up!

Looking for some great events to attend this summer? Check these out:

July 27

SFSDC Forage Seed Summer Research Tour and BBQ. This tour and BBQ will be held at the AAFC Research Farm near Melfort. Tour plots of alfalfa, bromegrass, crested wheatgrass, Festulolium, timothy, cicer milkvetch, and sainfoin. See trials including alternate row/companion crop planting, herbicide tolerance on red, alsike, sweet clover and slender wheatgrass, plant growth regulators and much more! Learn more here.

August 3

Saskatchewan Pasture Tour. Held in the Foam Lake, SK area, this tour will highlight impact of intensive grazing, solar water systems, annual crop winter grazing, diverse cover crops, plant ID, establishing grass on alfalfa, controlling intensive weeds with grazing and more. A full day of learning and interacting with others in the forage and livestock industries! View the event registration and poster here.

August 16

SFC AGM and Diverse Cover Crop Field Day. Don't miss this event, to be held near Mervin, SK. This day focuses on integrating diverse cover crops with livestock and topics include research on diverse cover crops, winter feeding options and cow nutrition, tour of diverse cover crop site and more. The day will wind up with the Saskatchewan Forage Council's AGM. Registration deadline is August 9th so register now! Learn more here.

Posted July 24, 2017


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



new holland



Brett Young

Speedrite  Union Forage



Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
SaskMilk SCIC


The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
‘Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)