Monoculture is a term used in agriculture to describe the planting of  a single crop in a field. It is also used in a narrower sense to describe the widespread planting of a single cultivar. This is the sense which I will refer to. This kind of monoculture results when a cultivar is developed which … Continue reading Monoculture


In the 19th Century, before Saskatchewan was settled, a survey expedition led by John Palliser was sent west to evaluate the agricultural prospects of this country. They reported that there was a huge triangle  of land starting along the southern border of the Canadian prairies with its northern point near Lloydminster that would not be … Continue reading Revival!