Summer interns don't just last a summer - given the opportunity to learn a variety of skills, they'll return year after year or just stick around!
As part of the Saving Soils initiative funded by Weston Family Foundation and RBC's Tech for Nature grant, Farming Smarter is studying the efficacy of cover crops as living mulch for spring seeded cash crops.
Enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers (EENFs) aid in preventing nitrogen losses and can provide producers with a low cost option without reducing crop output.
Roller crimping of cover crops offers a sustainable way to terminate cover crops without herbicides or tillage and supports the long-term health and productivity of farming systems.
A collective of cereal crop commissions in western Canada have released a new tech sheet for Bacterial Leaf Streak with the support of researchers working on the disease.
From the Spring 2023 Farming Smarter Magazine - Farmers can find manually checking soil moisture and creating effective prescriptions through the cropping season cumbersome.
Be one of 45 farmers and 45 agronomists to delve into nutrient management and cover cropping strategies, new research, and peer success stories by committing your enthusiasm to a series of learning opportunities.
Cover crops can be a hard choice, but Dr. Maryse Bourgault, Assistant Professor and WGRF Chair in Integrated Agronomy at the University of Saskatchewan's Departments of Plant and Soil Science, will share research June 15 at Farming Smarter Field School.
Western Grains Research Foundation released research results that help them "tackle widespread agronomic challenges" in the Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster (Cluster) summary report offers a sampling of the projects and successes from the initiative.
Farming Smarter draws summer students from a variety of backgrounds, education and experience. This year, three in particular piqued our interest about what attracted them to Farming Smarter.
Come hear Dr. Kelly Turkington, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), June 15 in a masterclass on when and how to best scout and ID plant pathogens at the Farming Smarter Field School
Join a Farming Smarter event this summer and explore the latest advancements and practices in crop production through small plot and field scale research projects while connecting with fellow farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural community.
Our Field Tested team wrapped up their Precision Planting project - a field-scale adaptation of our Agronomy Research team's small plot research testing precision planters to air drill seeders.
Farming Smarter has a key focus this year on soil conservation and its teams will work together to develop innovative solutions to address soil erosion in agriculture.
Our resident soil scientist, Dr. Gurbir Singh Dhillon, attended the Soil Health Workshop - 2023, hosted by Alberta Land Institute at the University of Alberta in March.
Farming Smarter is researching soil health initiatives, with support and funding from Weston Family Foundation's Saving Soils Program and RBC's Tech for Nature grant, we will explore cover crops and roller crimping in southern Alberta.
Southern Alberta has a new research scientist in environmental chemistry focused on studying how agriculturally-related chemicals react and move in the environment.
Take advantage of fantastic learning opportunities this year with our outstanding summer events. We have two new opportunities for southern Alberta professionals to increase agriculture knowledge through.
Weston Family Foundation supports Farming Smarter soil health research Southern Alberta crop producers will benefit from a generous Weston Family Foundation grant for its Saving Soils Program.
Farming Smarter works to advance agriculture by empowering and inspiring innovation. This isn't always about doing what's best for the soil and crops, though. It's also about empowering and inspiring the right people.
In 2022, Alberta farmers were struck by the news of government policy restricting the use of fertilizer. The federal government announced its intentions to reduce nitrogen fertilizer-related greenhouse gas emissions by 30% to meet its 2030 environmental..