Agriculture

Clubroot and midge pose a big threat to Saskatchewan's canola crop.
Clubroot and midge pose a big threat to Saskatchewan's canola crop. File photo/paNOW Staff

Research projects aim to tackle emergence of new crop disease in North

By Nigel Maxwell
January 21, 2018 - 11:00am Updated: January 21, 2018 - 12:58pm

The emergence of Clubroot last year in north-central and northwestern Saskatchewan is cause for concern for growers across the province, but some new research projects may help get to the root of the problem.
 

Local advocate and medical cannabis consultant Jamie Novotny stressed the need for educated retailers when marijuana becomes legal this summer.
Local advocate and medical cannabis consultant Jamie Novotny stressed the need for educated retailers when marijuana becomes legal this summer. File photo/The Canadian Press

City greets initial rules on cannabis sales, urge haste on further details

By Tyler Marr
January 8, 2018 - 3:13pm Updated: January 9, 2018 - 8:27am

The haze around legal marijuana legislation in Saskatchewan was partially waved away Monday, when the province announced its plan for cannabis sales.

Wild rice harvesters in Northern Saskatchewan struggled with mother nature this year.
Wild rice harvesters in Northern Saskatchewan struggled with mother nature this year. File photo/paNOW Staff

2017 not so nice for wild rice

By Nigel Maxwell
December 22, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: December 25, 2017 - 8:30am

This past year could go down as one of the worst years for wild rice crops in recent memory.

Harvester Lynn Riese said he's very concerned about both his customers and other harvesters.

"In ten years, this is the worst we've done," he said.

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