The Crop Rotation Survey, conducted through the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, benchmarks the changes and advancements made in crop production over the past 25 years. The purpose of this project is to evaluate farmers’ progress towards sustainable on-farm practices. The data will be used to inform government and the public about the improvements in crop production sustainability.
Due to the recent increases in provincial Covid-19 cases, all Crop Rotation Survey participation has been moved to online. Farmers are invited to complete the Crop Rotation Survey online from the comforts of their own home.
Participants will be providing information on all aspects of their production, from seeding, fertilizer, tillage, and chemical application to harvest, during the periods of both 1991-1994 and 2016-2019. Farmers do not need to have been farming in both periods to participate, and we encourage farmers of all ages and experience levels to participate.
Farmers will be able to select which week during November and December they would like to complete the survey. They will be emailed the survey on Monday morning of the week they select and will have until Friday afternoon to complete all components. It will likely take between 2-4 hours to complete the survey, and farmers will be able to save their responses and come back to the survey throughout the week.
Participants who complete all survey components within the 5-day timeframe will receive $200 in compensation.
Participation in the Crop Rotation Survey helps give farmers a voice when it comes to GHG emissions, carbon sequestration, and soil and land stewardship. While farmers are working hard to adopt innovative and sustainable practices, these efforts often go unrecognized. The adoption of many of these sustainable practices have taken place in the absence of government mandates, yet agricultural and environmental policies often do not seem to account for their contributions. Participation in the survey will help to shape policy in a way that recognizes the steps taken by Canadian farmers towards environmental sustainability.
Source : saskwheat.ca