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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...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Every farmer should scout their fields for weeds. Scouting throughout the season gives you the advantage of knowing how your crop is handling the competition. Each growing season is different, but the more you learn about your field the better...

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

With heavy hearts, Farming Smarter remembers Ag Titan John Calpas...

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

We kicked off the day by introducing our permanent staff and familiarizing the students with Farming Smarter. While there were some familiar faces of returning students, many of the students on our 2022 Research Team are brand new...

Friday, May 13, 2022

There is no denying that farming has its busy, stressful times. Psychologist and farmer Chelsey King says that there are many reasons why farmers stress over their crops...

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Zero and minimum till fields can experience trash build up that affects seed to soil contact in the spring...

Friday, April 15, 2022

Farming Smarter and Bonduelle Group aim to develop the market for fresh pea growers and provide more pea varieties. In southern Alberta, the fresh pea market is incredibly niche...

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee (RWOAC) has released a new infographic as part of an extensions program. RWOAC has more extension material in the works, releasing soon and through the new year...

Friday, April 8, 2022

This spring, Farming Smarter is looking at the effects of ultra-early seeding on durum, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Beres. We're excited to be a part of this study as it builds off previous research, done by Dr. Beres...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

How are you starting spring?  At Farming Smarter, we like to start our spring with soil sampling!...

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Applications for 2023 Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarships will be accepted from April 1 though June 30, 2022...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

FYI - a new executive committee took the reins of Farming Smarter at the Board organizational meeting March 17, 2017.

Friday, April 1, 2022

It's spring in southern Alberta! A new research year has begun! At Farming Smarter, we're out in the field and getting our hands dirty. We have seeds in the ground and plans in motion. Our ultra early seeding trials were planted in mid-March, but..

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Laverne Gill's generosity, quest to both acquire and share knowledge, and willingness to try new things, all led him to be the 2021 Orville Yanke Award recipient.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Soil Savvy gives you some facts to consider about potassium in your soils. It is segment two in the soil potassium series.

Friday, March 25, 2022

The project looked at how to implement biobeds to filter pesticide rinsate and recycle the effluent. The goal of this project is to limit the water contamination of chemical application and protect water resources.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Our Extensions program had plenty of trail to blaze in 2021. Dedicated to delivering informative content and opportunities, our Extensions program fought tooth and nail to keep the ball rolling over the past two years. Throughout COVID, we encountered...

Friday, March 18, 2022

Whether it's the corner of a pivot circle, a low spot in your field, or a saline patch ≥ marginal land is a blunder for your field. These unproductive patches of land can impede yields and make harvest difficult...

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Our Custom Research program saw a lot of success in 2021. In fact, Custom Research Unit Lead Trevor Deering learned how to juggle! Rather, he learned to juggle the work necessary to complete 62 research trials this year...

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