If you’re on the Canadian Prairies, chances are you could likely describe this winter as “meh.” There hasn’t been a lot of snowfall in most areas, and temperatures — until the last week or so — have been fairly mild. Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, agrees, calling it a “boring winter”… Read More

A Canadian fertilizer company is expanding its roots into Brazilian territory. Nutrien Ltd. announced today that it has started the paperwork to purchase Agrosema Comercial Agricola Ltda. The ag retailer, located in southern Brazil, has over 30 years of experience and annual sales hitting roughly US$60 million across 12 farm centers. “The Agrosema acquisition is… 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

If you are a canola grower, you are most likely aware of the importance of nitrogen (N) when it comes to growing a successful canola crop. According to the Canola Council of Canada, canola needs 2.9 to 3.5 pounds per acre of available N per bushel of yield. Todd Latimer, senior marketing manager with Nutrien… 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

It has been quite the ride for soybeans over the past five years in Western Canada. From the promise of a can’t lose proposition, to the struggles of the past two years due to environmental conditions, soybeans are still working at finding a stable base of acres in the west. Due to the dry conditions… Read More

 

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