Pastures can become unproductive after successive years of continuous grazing with little to no rest or recovery time, but they can also be rejuvenated through grazing management, specialists say.
In a small warehouse near the southern edge of Vancouver, a man scoops freshly milled flour into brown paper bags stamped Flourist that will soon ship out to customers hungry for fresh, additive-free baked goods.
Producers know hiring the right people for the job is essential to their business success. However, given the labour market shortages for farm-related jobs, it can be challenging to find those people.
Plant diversity plays a significant role in flourishing pastures.
Canada’s winter wheat acres are down and survivability in some parts is uncertain heading into spring.
There’s an entire ecosystem in your soil that’s as complex as the Serengeti. Among the teeming life underground are microbes, which aid in nutrient and carbon cycling, improving soil structure and suppressing plant disease.
Before moving cattle or livestock into any pasture this spring, farmers should ensure fences are in tip-top shape.
Get a second opinion about products that promise soil enhancement benefits or risk being sold a bill of goods, experts warn.
Developing the business is a goal for many farm families working through transition. Truly accounting for machinery costs, however, isn’t always considered.
With another growing year approaching, experts advise farmers know their soil to get the most out of their fields.