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The Hidden Half of Nature

Created December 1, 2021 | Category: News Articles

Way Back Wednesday David Montgomery spoke at the Farming Smarter conference in 2015. His ...Read more

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Soil Savvy – Phosphorus & Fungi

Created November 29, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Phosphorus content in the natural soils is generally quite low. The majority of the ...Read more


Following Up on Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia Control

Created November 26, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Our glyphosate-resistant kochia project is out of the ground and getting ready for the ...Read more

President’s Message – Use Us to Improve Your Farm

Created November 24, 2021 | Category: Business

by Ryan Mercer, Farming Smarter President  This is a good year to talk about ...Read more

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Prairie Wireworm Field Guide

Created November 22, 2021 | Category: Bug of the Month

Prairie wireworms Adapted from: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Weekly Science Story Authors:Lethbridge Research and ...Read more

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Getting Ahead on Fusarium Head Blight

Created November 19, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Our Fusarium Head Blight crop rotation project wrapped for the winter, and we’ve been ...Read more

Will Van Roessel

Will Van Roessel – Experienced grower of seed funding

Created November 17, 2021 | Category: Farming Smarter

B. Sc. Agriculture from U of A Will Van Roessel became a Board Director ...Read more

Shelly Barclay – Bodacious Bean Counter

Created November 12, 2021 | Category: Business

Farming Smarter Office Manager Shelly Barclay manages the heck out of all things related ...Read more


Why alternative retail options are here to stay

Created November 10, 2021 | Category: Business

Farm Business – from the Fall 2019 Farming Smarter Magazine Websites and social media ...Read more

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Covering the Cover Crops

Created November 5, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Our Cover Crops project is finishing its fourth year, the final of our scheduled ...Read more

Ken Coles will bring world knowledge to southern Alberta

Created November 3, 2021 | Category: Farming Smarter

Ken Coles is about to scour the world for the best way to fund ...Read more

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Fighting Flea Beetles without Neonicotinoids

Created October 29, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Our flea beetles mitigation project is finishing its final season As public pressure increased ...Read more


OHS Act changes in effect Dec. 1

Created October 27, 2021 | Category: Government

OHS changes will make Alberta’s workplaces healthier & safer. Updated worksite laws are easier ...Read more

Nathan Stamp

Nathan Stamp – Carries a family torch

Created October 25, 2021 | Category: News Articles

Nathan Stamp is a second generation seed farmer from Enchant Alberta. He serves as a ...Read more

Trevor Deering – We’re his glove!

Created October 23, 2021 | Category: field studies

Trevor Deering’s direction when he started post-secondary education aimed him at a totally different ...Read more

deep banding

A Deep Look at Deep Banding

Created October 22, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Our Deep Banding project concludes this season. When we started this project, yield trends ...Read more

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Women in STEM scholarships open again!

Created October 20, 2021 | Category: Government

The second intake for Women in STEM scholarships are open until Dec. 31, 2021. ...Read more

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Bug of the Month – Wheat Stem Sawfly

Created October 15, 2021 | Category: Bug of the Month

Sawfly on the rise Over the last few years, wheat stem sawfly made a ...Read more

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Weed Wisdom – White cockle

Created October 15, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

By: Sarah Tiffen and Charles Geddes White cockle (Silene latifolia Poir.) is a biennial or a short-lived perennial, that ...Read more

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Soil Savvy – Phosphorus Deficiency

Created October 14, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Besides nitrogen, phosphorus is one of the most critical essential elements for adequate crop ...Read more

Critical Thinking & Credible Sources

Created October 13, 2021 | Category: Farming Smarter

Critical thinking is important, especially online! In this day and age, misinformation can be ...Read more

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Hail Damage Simulation Published!

Created October 8, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

The Hail Damage Simulation project results are published! Read it in the Canadian Journal ...Read more

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Tillage is problematic on The Prairies

Created October 6, 2021 | Category: News Articles

by Kristi Cox No till, cover crops and wind breaks all play a role ...Read more

rolling barley

Rolling Through the Barley Plots

Created October 1, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Rolling barley impact your yield and help your equipment! Our project is investigating the ...Read more

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Wireworms? What’s up with those?

Created September 29, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

Worry not, wireworm identification just got easier! Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released the ...Read more

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