The Brandon Sun: U of M ag researcher asks, ‘What’s the big idea?’
Manitoba leads the way in many agricultural practices that are better than any other jurisdiction in Canada, but there is room to grow, says a renowned agricultural researcher from the University of Manitoba.
Nazim Cicek, the University of Manitoba’s associate dean (research) in the faculty of agricultural and food sciences, will be in Brandon on Monday night. He will be joined by U of M president Michael Benarroch as co-host of an episode in a continuing podcast series called, “What’s the big idea?”
In an interview, Cicek said the Keystone Province does well when it comes to no tillage or limited tillage, which is a way to grow crops or pasture without disturbing the soil, something that has helped to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Producers also get high marks for how they manage rotations and integrate between livestock and crop production.