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Alberta Ag Retrospective

Created January 15, 2021 | Category: Government

by Kristi Cox for Farming Smarter Alberta Ag has existed in some form since the inception of ...Read more


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Soil Savvy Rhizobacteria

Created January 14, 2021 | Category: Restricted Content

Continuing the series on soil microorganisms, let’s talk about the importance of soil rhizobacteria. ...Read more


Nutrient Seminar Series Goes Virtual

Created January 8, 2021 | Category: News Articles

The 2021 Alberta Nutrient Management Seminar Series goes virtual with presentations by industry experts ...Read more


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Alberta Ag Research Now What?

Created January 6, 2021 | Category: Government

By Madeleine Baerg  March 30, 2020, after months of consultation with farmers, ranchers and ...Read more


Grain Vacuum Makes Hauling a One-Man Job

Created December 30, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Grain Vacuum Makes Hauling a One-Man Job is the final Way Back Wednesday of ...Read more


Canadian Grain Commission Appointments

Created December 22, 2020 | Category: News Articles

The Canadian Grain Commission got two new appointments by Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture ...Read more


Durum Planter Research Underway

Created December 18, 2020 | Category: News Articles

This week we talk to you about durum agronomy and specifically, planter research. Someone told Ken Coles that durum agronomy hasn’t seen ...Read more


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Bug of the Month Dec. 2020

Created December 18, 2020 | Category: Bug of the Month

White Pine Weevil By Hector Carcamo Ph. D. Another evil weevil: the white pine ...Read more


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Farm Safety Check 

Created December 16, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Remember when you were a kid with a chore list and you finally checked them all ...Read more


Fusarium Head Blight in Rotations

Created December 11, 2020 | Category: Agronomy

 Farming Smarter joined Dr. Randy Kutcher, University of Saskatchewan Chair in Cereal and Flax Crop Pathology, to study fusarium ...Read more


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Sorghum Grass in Alberta

Created December 9, 2020 | Category: Agronomy

A Waaay Back Wednesday post from 2006 Farming Smarter MagazineIt’s so far back, we ...Read more


Novel and Staple crops: What yields better?

Created December 4, 2020 | Category: News Articles

  Deciding what crops to put in rotations and in what sequence can make the gears in your head grind. Fear not farmers, we ...Read more


Ritchie Brothers to host online auction for 4-h

Created December 2, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Ritchie Bros. Auctions will run the Southern Region 4H auction this week before and during Farming Smarter’s virtual ...Read more


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Specialty Crop Project

Created November 27, 2020 | Category: Agronomy

The high value specialty crop project fits with Farming Smarter’s mandate to change the ...Read more


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Grain Corn Agronomy Research

Created November 25, 2020 | Category: Agronomy

Farming Smarter began to study grain corn agronomy for a southern Alberta crop quite ...Read more


Hemp will hog attention as we study fiber and grain

Created November 20, 2020 | Category: News Articles

The industrial hemp project called Agronomic Influences on Fiber & Grain builds on a previous hemp project led by Dr. Jan Slaski ...Read more


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Bug of the Month Nov. 2020

Created November 18, 2020 | Category: Bug of the Month

Asian ladybird beetle  (Harmonia axyridis) With Dr. Carcamo, John Acorn & Brendan Roy Farming ...Read more


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Weed Wisdom Nov. 2020

Created November 17, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) By: Kasey Dunn and Charles Geddes Leafy spurge (Euphorbia ...Read more


Barley continues to be on a Roll

Created November 13, 2020 | Category: News Articles

The purpose of rolling barley is to push rocks into the soil so that ...Read more


Energy Strategies to improve your Farm

Created November 11, 2020 | Category: News Articles

  Your practices for on-farm energy management can improve economic viability and enable environmental sustainability in agriculture. When ...Read more


Mike on the Mic Episode 1: Practicum Talk

Created November 9, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Lethbridge College / Farming Smarter Partnership Welcome to the first episode of Mike on ...Read more


Flashback Friday: Night Spraying Fungicides 

Created November 6, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Today for Flashback Friday, we will look back at the Night Spraying Fungicides project that Farming Smarter ...Read more


Virtual Conference & Trade Show

Created November 4, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Our Virtual Conference is December 2-3 and features two days of speakers from across ...Read more


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Microbial management

Created October 28, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Way Back Wednesday – Farming Smarter Magazine Spring 2016 A new tool in crop ...Read more


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Weed Wisdom – Canada Thistle

Created October 23, 2020 | Category: News Articles

Canada thistle Word Alert: allelopathy – The growth suppression of ...Read more


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