Specialized farms in Saskatchewan grow different crops or raise different livestock compared to most other farms. Some examples of what these farms grow are wild rice, berries, potatoes, and herbs and spices.
This potato farm is managing weeds with a crop sprayer.
Year at a Glance
Farmers are busy planting the seeds of different crops in the spring. Some of the farmers seed by hand if they are a small farm. Farms such as berry farms do not need to replant their crops every year because the plants are still there from past years. These farms have to maintain the fruit bushes and trees by pruning and fertilizing them.
Apple trees produce apples each year without having to be replanted yearly.
Before winter comes, some of the crops may need covering to protect them from winter weather. Sometimes a pesticide needs to be sprayed in the fall to protect the crops from animals such as deer and mice.
The winter is a good time to explore new varieties of crops and plan for the year coming ahead.
Farmers have to plan for the year ahead and decide what products they will be growing, where they are going to sell them, and other major business decisions over the winter.