Interest in top-dressing nitrogen (N) is increasing across the prairies. Some producers use it to improve yield or protein content, while others use it as a risk management strategy to minimize losses. But when is top-dressing N economically advantageous? Does improving protein content ever pay? Read More: 3 Tips for Top-Dressing Nitrogen in Cereals and Canola… Read More

Understanding how different crop varieties may react to various management practices or situations is something that doesn’t seem to get enough attention. We often hear about the “best” varieties, but how are they performing in one situation compared to another or under a different product application? Here are a two reasons building an understanding of… Read More

After a few months of the Agronomy Geeks podcasts, I’ve learned a few things. Like how I still don’t like the sound of my own voice, but that I really do love agronomy enough to push through that and continue. While I do enjoy exploring new topics, perhaps what I’m enjoying most are the people… Read More

Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a label addition allowing the use of DuPont Acapela fungicide in canola for control of sclerotinia. Todd Friday, Saskatoon-based Pulse and… Read More

While we may forever ask who has seen the wind (thanks, W.O. Mitchell!), now you can…sort of. John Gruber, a writer and blogger from Philadelphia, hosts DaringFireball.net, a science-y website for all things super cool. His latest post caught our attention, as not only is it pretty (see image above), it’s actually rather facsincating. Monday’s… Read More