Current ADOPT Projects
Saskatchewan Forage Variety Demonstrations:
This project will provide reliable and independent performance information comparing new germplasm against existing registered varieties at Melfort, Saskatoon, Scott, and Swift Current.
Integrated Approaches to Control Leafy Spurge in Perennial Pasture:
This project will examine late season herbicide application on leafy spurge plants weakened by the leafy spurge beetle. Demonstration sites are Keeler, Battleford, and Marsden. There are three herbicide treatments and a control at each site.
Targeted High Stock Density Grazing Demonstration:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate the logistics and effectiveness of high stock density (~100,000 pounds live animals per acre) as a tool to manage perennial forages for productivity and longevity.
Forage utilization, weed suppression, litter layer, bare ground, riparian area impact and yield will all be measured. The trial sites are at Lestock and Moose Jaw.
Delaying the Stage of Maturity at Swathing to Increase Winter Grazing Days for Swath Grazed Barley:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate that altering the maturity at harvest for barley used in swath grazing can increase grazing days without negatively affecting cow performance. Also, to help producers learn to identify the differences between the relevant stages of crop maturity and a comparison of grazing at the soft dough stage vs the hard dough stage.The trial sites are 30 acres in size and are located near Swift Current, Clavet, and a site TBA in the black soil zone.
Updated October 1, 2018
Thank you to current & past partners and sponsors on Saskatchewan Forage Council projects:
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture Development Fund; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Growing Forward 2; Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund; Commission for Environmental Co-operation; Ducks Unlimited Canada, Greencover Canada Program; Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre, Thompson Rivers University, Northeast Agricultural Research Foundation, Western Beef Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Saskatchewan and Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Programs; and many co-operating producers and research farms. Visit the completed projects page to learn about partners on specific projects.