Crops of the Parkland seeded for 2020

The Crops of the Parkland Walking Tour, a few steps from the Visitor Information Centre on Highways 9 and 16 in Yorkton has been a feature for visitors for more than 25 years.

The plots were being seeded Thursday, with retired agronomist volunteer Thom Weir noting they would be planting “close to 20” different crops; that would include cereals such as wheat and oats, oilseeds such as canola and flax, and legume crops such as field peas.

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The crop plots are a volunteer-led project to give people going through Yorkton a chance to see what’s grown here and get a closer look at the agriculture of the Yorkton area.

The planting was an effort of Ducks Unlimited, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, and local agrologist volunteers.

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