Make Every Seed Count: Practical Tips to Minimize Canola Harvest Loss — July 27 at 12:00 pm CST. Moderated by Jay Whetter, CCC communications manager and editor of Canola Digest. Featuring Marcel Kringe (founder of Bushel Plus), Neil Smith (VP of business integration for Bushel Plus) and Shawn Senko (CCC agronomy specialist). Everyone registered will be eligible to win a Bushel Plus Harvest Loss System. Pre-registration is required. Register here.
Ag Forward: Managing on-farm plastics — Many farmers have shared their preference for options that avoid “use and discard’ practices for on-farm plastics, but admit they are challenged to find alternatives. A new series of articles is being published to give producers advice on how to manage on-farm plastics. They can be found at https://cleanfarms.ca/alberta-ag-forward-managing-on-farm-plastics/ and through the “Programs by province/Western Canada/Alberta” navigation. The program is a co-operative effort between the Government of Alberta, Cleanfarms and Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG).
Fire prevention and safety. To prevent machinery fires, perform a pre-operational inspection on any equipment on a daily basis. Look for 1.) Any build-up of crop residue around the engine, exhaust systems and belts and chains, 2.) Any damage or worn parts on the exhaust system, drive belts, electrical wiring, moving parts, 3.) Any signs of leaking fluids, oils and fuel or 4.) Any odour of burning electrical wiring. For more fire prevention and safety tips, click here.
Do More Ag – 2021 has thrown a lot at all of us. Mother Nature has shared everything from drought, drowning and hail to extreme heat, frost and even a few tornados. Visit www.domore.ag/resources for resources, crisis lines and websites that can help with your mental well-being.