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Monday, July 26, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Environmental factors can affect the way nitrogen fertilizers work in a crop particularly when surface applied.
Surface applied ammonium-based fertilizers such as urea or urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) can lose nitrogen through ammonia volatilization

Friday, July 23, 2021

This is a convoluted FHB study to explain, but here we go. Led by Randy Kutcher, Plant Sciences Professor, USask College of Agriculture & Bioresources, the study aims to find optimum crop rotations for control of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB).

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Board Director Adrian Moens is far too modest when it comes to talking about his contributions to Farming Smarter. His long-standing association with Executive Director Ken Coles means Adrian watched Farming Smarter grow from its infancy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Kochia enjoys a dry, hot year. There is less competition from the crops. Due to the lack of precipitation this year, many crops have experienced inhibited growth which leaves more resources available to the pesky weed.

Friday, July 16, 2021

If you're spending that money, you want to know it's going to work - but how do you know if you need to spray your crops before it's too late?

Monday, July 5, 2021

Gurbir Dhillon Ph.D. took the Long Road to Tipperary… well, Lethbridge actually. He started in India where he grew up and attended the Punjab Agricultural University to earn his BA.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Above ground and below ground biomass are strong indicators of crop health and yield potential.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Field Tested is up and rolling again for the 2021 research season with 23 on-farm trials located across Southern Alberta.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Meet the man that is the silent backbone of the shop, keeping everything up & running - Toby Mandel, Farming Smarter Site Manager. Anyone that owns equipment needs a Toby. He can build, weld and maintain all the working parts needed to run just about anything in top shape.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Most of the nitrogen in soils occurs in the form of organic molecules. Inorganic nitrogen forms generally account for 1-2% of total soil nitrogen unless land managers apply large amounts of nitrogenous fertilizers to soils.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Using precision agriculture tools can help identify and respond to kochia pressure in farmers' fields. Farming Smarter's herbicide resistant kochia research project is now entering its third field season.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Ben Van Dyk, Farming Smarter Board Treasurer, calls himself a workaholic, but, really, he's a philanthropist extraordinaire.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Pea Leaf Weevil populations in southern Alberta remain at levels that could cause concern in 2021 particularly in areas that had extensive damage in surveys last year.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Farming Smarter updated its Strategic Plan over the winter to adjust to some of the major changes brought on in 2020.

Friday, May 21, 2021

The two main species of flea beetle pests in canola are the crucifer (P. cruciferae) and the striped flea beetles (Phyllotreta striolata).

Friday, May 21, 2021

Listen while Liam & Mike talk about growing quinoa in Canada. Where it works, what to think about and why it's an interesting novel crop to consider for your farm.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Corn production is exploding across the prairies and especially southern Alberta. The south with its hot, dry summers and irrigation suits grain corn as well as silage, but grazing corn, a system that's unique to western prairies, also expanded.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Producers spend considerably more time, money and resources on proper nitrogen management in crop production systems than any other mineral because it's a critical element required for plant growth.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Kubota Canada needed a partnership to put a Great Plains precision planter through its paces. Farming Smarter Field Tested offered to use one of these planters for our field scale trials.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

If a Golden Retriever were a human, it would be Carlo Van Herk! He is the friendliest face and the most energetic member of the crew. You can count on him to bring an uplifting presence to the workplace and a cheerful attitude to the long days in the field.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Field Tested delivers ROI: There's nothing that compares to test results you see on your land, planted & harvested with your equipment and grown under your care.

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