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

Dairy and cattle producers need high palatability and digestibility in the forage ration for top production, but it’s also very important that forages persist and thrive even after tough Canadian winters. For 2019, Nutrien Ag Solutions is offering two new alfalfa lines —Halo 2 and PV Parlour HG — that fit the bill. Sheldon Hains, forage… Read More