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Stewardship Towards Tomorrow

Saskatchewan producers are the stewards of our environment and they value this important role. They use field management practices that care for soil, water and ecology while sustaining our rural landscape for future generations.

Protecting the environment is a concern not only for producers, but also government, industry and researchers. To preserve the environment, farmers and ranchers use sound management practices and rely on innovative technology to support them.

Examples of How Saskatchewan’s Farmers and Ranchers are Preserving the Environment

Together, farmers and agri-businesses have pioneered conservation tillage practices to increase production while supporting land stewardship.

For example, the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute (PAMI) evaluates farm equipment to help support the development of modern farming practices.

PAMI’s multi-year research projects have investigated areas such as seed and fertilizer placement, packing, row spacing, and fertilizer application rates. 

Eco-friendly zero-till crop production allows growers to reduce inputs and field passes. The practice has proven – especially in dry years – to significantly reduce wind-born soil erosion. Stubble is left standing to reduce water evaporation, conserving soil moisture and aiding in higher yields. 

Saskatchewan’s agriculture equipment manufacturers and retailers were important partners in moving zero-till crop production forward. They were involved in the creation of much of the equipment used, and dedicated themselves to transferring the technology to producers. 

Redekop Manufacturing, for example, designed straw choppers that finely and uniformly chop and spread straw and chaff (the husks of corn or other seed). They, along with other Saskatchewan-based companies, continue to make innovative improvements that meet the needs of sustainable farming.

GPS technology helps growers protect the environment through reduced fuel, fertilizer and herbicide use. With GPS, growers are more precise in the application of products that manage pests. 

Livestock producers also contribute to environmental stewardship. For example, pasture management plans help them use land more effectively. As well, changes to winter feeding practices, such as bale or swath grazing, help producers preserve and replenish the soil.

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