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A Major Victory in Farmland Protection!

The Ontario Farmland Trust team is thrilled to see that the provincial government has reversed its decision to allow development in the Greenbelt, thereby safeguarding a significant amount of Ontario’s precious agricultural lands for the foreseeable future.

The credit for this win spans the province, shared with the community of farmers, journalists, politicians, fellow conservationists and conservation organizations, and supporters like you. Having your support empowered us as a prominent voice advocating for farmland protection. Thank you.

While we’re excited about this victory, our mission to protect farmland is far from over. There is much more to be done. Fortunately, we can face such upcoming challenges with renewed energy and confidence, knowing that we have a committed community of supporters standing with us.

Together, we are making a truly meaningful impact on the future of our farmlands.

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What is the Wheat Wise On-Farm Trial program?

Video: What is the Wheat Wise On-Farm Trial program?

During the 2022 growing season, Sask Wheat launched the “On-Farm Trial” program. There were four trials, one each at Indian Head, Davidson, Cut Knife and Tisdale. Each producer tested low, medium, and high seeding rates, which were based on the desired plant population of 20, 25, and 30 plants per sq ft. In 2023, we re-branded this program to “Wheat Wise – Plotting the Future”.

Wheat Wise trials are unique. They feature treatments replicated several times within a field with the goal of seeing if there is a statistically significant or different result. Through this program, producers have the opportunity to work alongside Sask Wheat’s agronomists and research experts while implementing field-scale trials under the producers’ farm conditions and management practices allowing them to be within their own comfort zone.

The overall goal of the program is to build an on-farm research network which is led and used by producers. This will allow producers to fine-tune recommendations for their specific farm conditions and assist with future management decisions.

Although the work is collective, the end goal remains the same: Maximize wheat yield, quality and economic return.