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Sarah Connor in Canada: Pt 2

Date : 10th Sep, 2019

Did you enjoy Sarah’s diary from the first few days of her trip to Canada thanks to AgLink Australia and AgLink Canada? Find out more about her travels below…

July 7th
Drove back to swift current, visited and toured Medicine Hat on the way home.

July 8th – 11th
Toured farms and did crop scouting in Canola, durum wheat, malt barley, flax (linseed), mustard seed, field peas and lentils and triticale. Went to Grasslands National park, was able to see firsthand the damage of the prairie dogs, burrowing through the ground like minefields.
Visited Haley’s family farm, farm toured, seen showcase of vintage tractors, did small plane flight of farming area. Was incredible to go through a whole farm tour with such an amazing family so enthusiastic about their farming, improving efficiency and their sustainability. Over the years her father has been tiling the ground to decrease the number of slews and salinity onset on his farm. The increased drainage has made his land to be easier to farm, evening out the crop establishment and diverting the water to a central source.

July 12th – 15th

Visited Calgary again this time with tour guides, Haley her friend Kyra and Brendan. Staying in Calgary at Haley’s Aunts and Uncles house. We road tripped and toured through the Rockies and went hiking around Banff, Lake Louise and Johnston canyon. For those who have visited the Rockies will understand it is very difficult to comprehend and fully absorb such an incredible place and the scenery of it all. For those who have not been, the explanation is easy, it is a must!

July 16th

Toured farms and did crop scouting in Canola, durum wheat, malt barley, flax (linseed), mustard seed, field peas and lentils and triticale. The speed of the crop growth from the extended day light length continues to amaze. Makes crop timing and checking intense and critical.

 

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