Wheatland Conservation Area Inc
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WCA is a non-profit producer run applied research facility set up in the Brown soil zone of Southwest Saskatchewan to research, demonstrate and extend practical agronomics to producers in the region and beyond.
We acknowledge that we are on Treaty Four Territory and the Homeland of the Metis. We pay our respect to the First Nation and Metis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
Address current agronomic, economic, and environmental issues facing producers and land managers through research, demonstration, and extension.
Provide a communication link between agriculture research and agriculture producers to improve the transfer and adaptation of both new and existing technology to farmers and ranchers.
To improve the overall image of Agriculture in the public eye, as being an economic and environmentally sustainable practice, thus encouraging public investment in our industry and attracting young entrepreneurs to choose agriculture as a career.
To facilitate applied research and demonstrate advanced technology to producers in the Brown Soil Zone of Southwest Saskatchewan and to advance the adoption of this technology into practice, thereby improving producer’s economic returns and long term sustainability of the operation and the environment.
Wheatland Conservation Area was established in 1983 by producers concerned about soil degradation, with a special emphasis on soil salinity. We take a pro-active approach to member concerns and have adjusted programs and mandates to include applied research and demonstration of advanced cropping systems. We currently operate one of eight Agri-ARM research sites in the province.
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We want to thank the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission for providing funding to purchase a new John Deere 5075E Utility Tractor that pulls our main plot drill and mower.
Cropportunities Agenda 2023 By Shannon Chant, MSc PAg, Crops Extension Specialist, Swift Current March 2023 The 15th Cropportunities event will be held in Swift Current on March 14, 2023. Join us to hear about the latest research, updates on challenges facing farmers...
WCA manages the southwest Agricultural Applied Research Management (Agri-ARM) site in the dry brown soil zone near Swift Current, SK. WCA has collaborated with the federal, provincial and municipal government, as well as many commodity groups, industry partners and...