Issue No. 54 - Summer 2008

The Alberta Reduced Tillage Linkages (RTL) has released some preliminary numbers this spring on how direct seeding benefits Alberta. We recalculated their numbers to show the benefits to Saskatchewan farmers.

This is a quick estimate of some of the benefits Saskatchewan farmers have realized by moving to direct seeding as compared to staying in conventional tillage. Using Statistics Canada Census data, we estimated the amount farmers in 2006 either saved or gained on the 19,839,959 acres they direct seeded.

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