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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

This year, our Field Tested team had a big mix of everything planted in the field. Alfalfa was one of the big crops, as well as wheat, barley, canola, and pulses. As we aren't focused on harvesting for yield, this time of year is used primarily for data..

Friday, September 16, 2022

This four year study, funded by Canadian Agricultural Partnership, had locations in Bow Island, Enchant, and Medicine Hat. We investigated precision agriculture tools and mitigation opportunities available for the fight against resistant kochia.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

As fall steadily approaches, our teams are busy in the field harvesting. We checked in to see how our Agronomy team was doing!

Friday, September 2, 2022

Canadian farmers produce hemp for grain, fiber, and pharmaceuticals, contributing to a growing industry of hemp-based consumer products. This industry took two decades to establish as no one in North America dealt in hemp production or products.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

August 23, Farming Smarter joined the celebration of an anniversary ≥ we entered the 125th Whoop Up Days Parade! And we did it to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

This series includes five videos, all under 2:20, targeting a specific question regarding resistant wild oat management.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Saturday, Farming Smarter hosted 347 visitors at our Open Farm Day. We opened the farm for a day full of family fun as our contribution to the province-wide Alberta Open Farm Days initiative.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Our winter-hardy crops are close to harvest! As most of our fall-seeded crops, and even some of the spring-seeded varieties, approach that critical point, our Custom Research team is eager to complete this year's data!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Join us, August 13, in taking part in one of the largest agriculture events of the year ≥ Alberta Open Farm Days! We love this event as it brings so many new people out to experience agriculture and learn something about the industry in southern Alberta.

Friday, July 29, 2022

As Trevor Deering was finishing his Master of Science, he began looking for a job to kickstart his career. The dream job, for him, would be one that used his education and allowed him to continue research.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

While cleaning out our office this spring, we happened upon a piece of Farming Smarter history. Technically, this artefact comes from a time before Farming Smarter existed.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A regular Tuesday in the office was flipped upside-down when a student entered the office to talk with Ken.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Our Field Tested program, along with 20/20 Seed Labs and Sporenado, work to provide producers with another option in the fight against fungicide in this study funded by Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Ruth McCabe, Heartland Cooperative Conservation Agronomist, spent June 24 -30 with Ken and family while touring farms and southern Alberta sights...

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Farming Smarter, alongside InnoTech Alberta & SARDA Ag Research, are expanding on previous hemp trials with a "Hempicide" project...

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

We are excited to have folks out in the field for a full day of research discussion! Join us July 21 to see the latest advancements in agriculture being undertaken at Farming Smarter!...

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Pests and weeds diminish the quality of crops and can impact your yield. For example, wild oats ≥ they can become a problem fast and crowd out your crop, especially if it's canola or a cereal...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

At Farming Smarter, we proudly play a role in preparing the next generation of agriculture professionals. Every year we hire multiple students to assist us with field work...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

If you build it, they will come - take a pivot corner, a fence line or a ditch and turn those into a bed and breakfast for bees....

Friday, June 17, 2022

In partnership with the University of Lethbridge and Galaxy Ag Ventures, a Farming Smarter project will grow upland rice in southern Alberta. We will work with Irrigated Crop Scientist, Dr. Michele Konschuh, on this study.

Friday, June 17, 2022

June 16, a Coaldale pub full of people came to hear UCP Leadership hopeful Travis Toews talk about his vision for Alberta. The topic of agriculture didn't come up - in Coaldale - until a Farming Smarter staffer put it on the table.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

We've finished seeding at Farming Smarter! Altogether, our three programs put more than 200 trials in the ground....

Friday, June 10, 2022

Our goal for this study is to determine the potential to increase the nutritive value of corn for fall beef cattle grazing in western Canada.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The three-year rotational study hopes to provide southern Alberta producers with a yield benefit, or a crop health benefit. Our rotation includes canola, wheat, and faba bean ≥ all of which are popular amongst growers...

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