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Diversity Helps Sustainability
Author: Bruce Barker, Top Crop Manger
Date Created: March 15, 2007
Last Reviewed: March 15, 2007

An attitude to try diverse crops and new approaches to cropping while remaining flexible has helped seed grower Dave Hegland of Wembley, Alberta, improve his cropping sustainability. Hegland, who farms west of Grande Prairie in the Peace River region of Alberta, now counts seven crops as part of his rotation to help break the disease cycle, and to take advantage of the benefits that pulses offer to cereal crops.

“We keep trying different things to see how they complement the crop rotation,” says Hegland. “We've been playing with fababeans for a few years now, and I think they have potential.”

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