Weather is the one subject we just can’t help but talk about. As I sit here in southern Alberta and look out at the rain drops — albeit, not large amounts of it, but hey it’s rain — finally pitter-pattering against the window, I’m thinking about rainy-day traditions. On our farm, since we do live… Read More

Two well-known brands, especially in the U.S. Midwest — Busch Light and John Deere — have made the best of spring in an attempt to raise some funds for a good cause. According to the official Busch Beer website, “For the Farmers” is a partnership between the two companies to raise awareness of the needs… Read More

We’ve all experienced those fields where the weeds have gotten out of hand. Sometimes weeds getting away on us is because we didn’t have a great handle on what was out there to begin with. RongRong Xian, technical service manager with BASF, says scouting before you get into the field with the drill is key…. Read More

Looking at the current state of the commodity markets, you may be tempted to make some last minute changes to your crop plan. Deviating away from your crop rotation may seem like a good idea in the short term, but as Sheldon Toews, technical service specialist with BASF, explains in this Canola School episode that… Read More

In the pulse industry, the use of inoculants is becoming more and more widespread. However, they can be a complicated input to wrap our heads around sometimes. Different than other products, inoculants are living organisms that help provide crops such as peas, lentils, faba beans, chickpeas, and soybeans with the required amount of viable bacteria… Read More

When it comes to talking insects — like many other aspects of agriculture — the threat level can be quite regional. What are the weather conditions like? What’s the soil type like? What’s tillage like? What’s the rotation history? The list goes on and on. Wireworms are no different. However, as discussed on the April… Read More

 

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