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Shelterbelts provide habitat for beneficial birds and insects

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A recent news article by Alexis Kienlen in 'The Manitoba Co-operator' (May 14, 2015) describes the efforts of a new working group - the Habitat Working Group - to inform Prairie farmers about the importance of conserving wooded habitat, including poplar shelterbelts, for birds, pollinators and other beneficial insects.  The industry-led national group is researching and sharing information with canola producers and others.  Keeping trees in the landscape is vital for a healthy ecosystem and can benefit crop yields.  The article features an interview with Greg Sekulic, a Peace River-based agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada and a member of the group.

View the complete article in 'The Manitoba Co-operator'.