Addressing sulfur deficiency in Canada Canola growers know how important sulfur is, and how challenging it can be to get enough sulfur for high-yielding, high-value crops. “Sulfur is the fourth [major] nutrient. We have the Clean Air Act to thank for reducing pollution but also reducing or removing any atmospheric sulfur we used to be… Read More

Manitoba growers are very familiar with the challenges and opportunities of farming in the region.  Steve Ganczar’s farm, Plowboy Acres near Dauphin, Manitoba, has seen generations of change. “We are typically growing double the crop my parents were 15-20 years ago just by trying some different products and techniques. So far, we’ve found ESN has… Read More

“pH is easy to spell, but it’s more difficult to understand,” at least that’s what Dr. Larry Oldham, extension soil specialist at Mississippi State University Extension Service told Mike Howell when he and Dr. Clain Jones, Montana University soil fertility specialist, were guests on The Dirt podKast. Soil pH characterizes the soil as acidic (0-7),… Read More

What is the function of zinc within a plant? Dr. Jeff Schoenau, University of Saskatchewan Professor and Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Soil Nutrient Management Chair joins Mike Howell on this episode to discuss the role of zinc in photosynthesis, common fertilizer sources, plant availability, and soil versus foliar applications. Learn why zinc is vital for crop production and some… Read More

Modern farm success depends on navigating the latest nutrient management practices and agronomic research. Instead of spending hours sifting through all the latest research and data yourself, eKonomics makes it easy. eKonomics puts farming’s most accurate, up-to-date information and research tools in one place — for free. You can now access that information from anywhere…. Read More

Smart Nutrition MAP+MST® is the latest, most efficient system for delivering sulfur and phosphate to meet your crop’s needs and maximize production. As with any new technology, we understand you probably have lots of questions—and we’re here to answer them. From transporting to blending, we’re digging into the top four myths about the fertilizer characteristics… Read More

Seed is the most vital input on any farm, as without a seed we do not have our desired crop.  While there are several factors that will affect seed germination and seedling survival we will focus on in-furrow nutrition impacts on the crop.  Early nutrition for the developing seedling is important, however we can be… Read More

Today’s progressive grower has access to more technology than ever before. From advanced computers in tractors and temperature and moisture sensors to aerial crop scouting and digital data record books, farmers are equipped to handle nearly everything on the farm. Yet, they look to trusted advisors and retailers like you and your team every day… Read More

Beyond boosting yields, the application of spring starter materials provides advantages of early crop growth, drier grain at harvest-time and less phosphorus runoff. “With spring planting underway, producers can profit from a more complete understanding of the usefulness of starter fertilizers,” says Dr. Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy at eKonomics. Early Crop Growth Starter fertilizers play a key role… Read More

Not only has the weather this spring affected farmers’ ability to get crops in the ground, but it has also created situations where ag suppliers have products that did not make it to the field for application. A common question is, how do I manage my storage of polyphosphates? Here are a few things to… Read More

Experience the latest, most efficient system for delivering sulfur and phosphate to your crops throughout the growing season with new Smart Nutrition MAP+MST granular fertilizer. Engineered using patented Micronized Sulfur Technology (MST), Smart Nutrition MAP+MST integrates elemental sulfur directly in the manufacturing of Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) granules. This process creates a uniform distribution of MST… Read More

Prolonged dry weather conditions bring the potential for potassium deficiency, especially in soybeans that require a lot of potassium, and remove up to 1.4 lb. per bushel. Potassium is vital to plant health as it regulates the opening and closing of pores (leaf stomata) on the plant’s surfaces that allow gases and water vapor to… Read More

Weather plays a major role in the efficiency, profitability and overall success of your farm. Spring brings hectic schedules, volatile weather and sometimes unfavorable soil conditions. Fall typically allows for more time and resources to prepare for the following growing season, as well as lower instances of unpredictable weather. One job you can take care… Read More

When you’re growing in semi-arid areas or facing a low-rainfall year, the last thing your crops need is excess nitrogen consuming what little soil moisture remains. Unfortunately, with most nitrogen fertilizers, that’s exactly what happens. It has been demonstrated in studies that excess nitrogen during the vegetative growth stage can decrease yields in canola and… Read More

When precision agriculture concepts were first introduced, fields with high variability were seen as the natural first choice on which to deploy the technology. As precision technology has evolved, improved, and become more efficient, it’s much easier to make a business case for its use on nearly every acre. “All land, all farmland has a… Read More


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