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New growth on a canola plant following a frost indicates the seedling has survived. (Canola Council of Canada photo)

Take time to judge frost damage on canola

After temperatures Thursday dropped as low as -5 C in parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, growers who’ve already seeded may be wondering whether emerging canola plants have survived. It’s best not to write off those seedlings right away, according to the Canola Council of Canada in a Canola Watch newsletter on Friday. It can take […] Read more

rows of trees at a nursery

Tree planting dos and don’ts

Agroforestry specialist Toso Bozic outlines the basics from buying to planting

Reading Time: 2 minutes A tree needs a healthy head start and that begins with selecting the right seedlings. “Ask where the stock came from, as many trees are not adapted to Alberta’s harsher climate,” said provincial agroforestry specialist Toso Bozic. “If you don’t get a tree that suits your needs, wait for next season and order in advance.” […] Read more