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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Farming Smarter, in collaboration with Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, wants to show there is a strong opportunity to get on land earlier without it a negative effect on the crops.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Canola growers will want to follow Farming Smarter's research into effective ways to combat flea beetles on canola without the use of neonic pesticides.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership and Lethbridge College fund the biostimulant project still in its first year. The project tests the different capabilities of various biostimulants to see if they provide benefits to farmers who want to use them.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Deep Banding Immobile Nutrients project is more than two-thirds of the way through and we have some preliminary observations.

Friday, July 10, 2020

For spraying, there are a few ways to get the best out of your application. The first tip is to use the biggest droplet size.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This project evaluates the use of an EM38 soil conductivity sensor as a real-time soil moisture mapping tool.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Farming Smarter begins testing a new product, Sporenado, to find if it's effective at of trapping fungal spores as an early warning system for crop protection.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Field Tested's on-farm research program for 2020 is underway.  The program, now starting its third season, provides a research service that helps to evaluate products, practices and technologies in a field setting.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A unique project looking at training dogs to detect clubroot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Regional Silage Trials results show how varieties of barley, oat, triticale and pulse mixtures grew in southern Alberta last year and which ones grew best.

Friday, May 15, 2020

New Way provided two side-by-sides for use around the fields. These vehicles are 4-seater units equipped with dump beds.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Farming Smarter continues its hemp research in 2020 by planting with a precision planter for the second year in a three year trial.

Friday, May 1, 2020

This trial is a 4-year fully phased rotational trial (each year has each part of the rotation sequence) looking at the effect of cover crops on viability, yield and soil health.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The use of manure is as old as agriculture itself and was an integral part of farming prior to the arrival of chemical fertilizers. However, in recent years,manure is often discussed as a problem, or a waste for disposal. Should it be?

Friday, April 24, 2020

Farming Smarter wants individual farms across Alberta to build a pesticide rinsate biobed system. To facilitate this initiative, it built a mobile biobed on a trailer this winter to guide producers interested in assembling one on their farm.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

The earliest active cutworm species on the prairies is the early cutworm (Euxoa tristicula). It is a native species that had an outbreak in beet fields near Taber (around 1970 if I recall properly).

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dr. Claudia Sheedy and Farming Smarter want you to build a biobed to manage pesticide rinsates on your farm.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dr. Mike Harding, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, and Farming Smarter worked with Grimmers Canine College to train dogs to detect clubroot in the soil. This pilot project shows that it's possible

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dr. Jan Slaski of Innotech Alberta studies hemp from seed to final product. 2020 will mark his 18th year in hemp research all over Alberta.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dr. Charles Geddes studies herbicide resistance conducting research in southern Alberta at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada research center. He talks with Farming Smarter's Mike Gretzinger

Monday, March 9, 2020

A newly-trending concept is making big waves in both agriculture and food marketing right now: regenerative agriculture. Advocates say regenerative agriculture is the silver bullet for solving climate change, world hunger, water shortages and more...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Farming Smarter and Lethbridge College have long worked collaboratively on a wide variety of projects. Now, they formalized and expanded their partnership as they signed a 15-year "memorandum of understanding" (MOU).

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Willejmin Appels, Lethbridge College Irrigation Research Chair joins Ken Coles, Farming Smarter Executive Director for a conversation about progress in irrigation technology and agronomy.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Yvonne Lawley, University of Manitoba, talks about the goals of cover crop use on the prairies. Cover crops can improve soil, conserve water and strengthen a farmers bottom line.

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