Nitrous oxide is one of the three main greenhouse gases emitted by agricultural activities, and nitrogen fertilizer management is one of many ways to reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, and to keep our nitrogen where it needs to be for a crop. Wes Anderson, vice president of agronomy with Croptimistic Technologies, has written a blog… Read More

Integrated pasture management can include practices such as grazing rotations, herbicide applications, fertility analysis, mechanical brush management, and regular pasture health assessments. Corteva Agriscience wants to use a systemic approach to highlight the soil health aspects of integrated pasture management. Isabelle Thibout, product manager for specialties at Corteva Agriscience, says that soil type, soil fertility,… Read More

What does it take to be a soil champion? If you’re Laura Van Eerd, professor at University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus, it means being curious about soil biology and crop production and constantly fascinated about what we have yet to learn about nutrient cycles, microbes, and more. Van Eerd considers herself lucky to be able… Read More

Plant Response, Inc., a biologicals focused company headquartered at Raleigh, N.C., recently announced its acquisition of WISErg. WISErg is a Seattle-area startup that has created a system for upcycling nutrients from food scraps. The nutrients can then be used in fertilizer and nutrient efficiency products that can enhance plant and soil health. The company has… Read More

For decades, soybean acreage has increased in Canada and has been internationally fuelled by growing world demand for the oilseed crop. Soybeans have also proven to be a friend to farmers, making a profitable contribution to the bottom line and adding another cropping option to diversify and extend rotations. But what happens when farmers plant… Read More

The organizers of conferences on soil health, grazing, and regenerative agriculture are joining forces to offer a one-stop-shop of events and activities. The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing, Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC), and Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) have connected their annual events and organizational activities via a jointly-signed memorandum of… Read More

A two-year pilot project that will demonstrate grasslands’ carbon-storing power was announced last week by the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. The project is a follow-up to a previous one, run through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agriculture Greenhouse Gases program. “We developed the first carbon offsets protocol applicable to Canadian grasslands,” says Cedric MacLeod, executive… Read More

Saskatchewan farm organizations, the Soil Conservation Council of Canada, and Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA) are encouraging farmers to participate and provide feedback on the federal government’s proposed Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System regulations. A coalition of farm groups are uniting to have Saskatchewan farmers are recognized and compensated for their carbon sequestration efforts, including… Read More