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Friday, December 22, 2023

Sean Kjos sits down with CEO, CTO, and Director of Replenish Nutrients, Neil Wiens, to dive deeper into the history of their products. Currently, Farming Smarter is working with Replenish Nutrients to study the effects their products have on soil health and crop growth & yield.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Gurbir Dhillon and Mike Gretzinger sit down to discuss the Living Mulch trials in our Saving Soils project. These inter-row cover crops improve soil health and increase in-field biodiversity.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Ken Coles and Lewis Baarda join us to discuss causes, prevention, and management of saline patches in your field and the importance of continuing research in this realm.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Join us as we unearth solutions for smarter farming! Today, Dr. Gurbir Dhillon and Trevor Deering sit down to discuss soil erosion. Learn about what is it, why it affects your community, and how you can protect your farm from it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Nicole Rasmussen of Corteva AgriScience talks about canola seed size, corn crops, planting methods and planting depths with Mike Gretzinger of Farming Smarter.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Lewis Baarda, Farming Smarter Field Tested Manager, sits down with project partners Kevin Cussen and Mark Johnson to outline the project and the challenges it plans to address for water efficiencies under irrigation.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Mike Gretzinger, Farming Smarter Research Coordinator and Ryan Bonnett of Stoller Enterprises talk about the efficacy and reality of biostimulants in field scale applications.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Rachael Melenka of 20/20 Seed Labs talks with Lewis Baarda of Farming Smarter about the Spornado spore trap that offers a cost effective alternative to more expensive spore traps.

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, April 7, 2021

Alberta farmers may notice a change in flea beetle populations. Listen to Dr. Hector Carcamo, AAFC Entomologist, and Lewis Baarda, Farming Smarter

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.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Wheat growers! This program is for you. Dr. Brian Beres and Dr. Patricio Grassini talk about current research into quantifying

Monday, November 16, 2020

Mike talks to Diane Westerlund about the provincial soil benchmarking project.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Mike Kaake did a 150 hour Digital Media practicum with Farming Smarter in September 2020. During this time, we asked him to produce five podcasts.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Scott Gillespie, Agronomist of Plants Dig Soil, talks about interesting things he saw in southern Alberta fields over the 2020 growing season.

Monday, November 30, 2020

In this episode, Michael Kaake talks to Andre Lacoursiere, 2nd Opinion Consulting Inc., about agronomy and how COVID-19 affected his company in 2020.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Jamie Puchinger, Farming Smarter Assistant Manager and Morton Molyneux, K2 communications, talk about taking Farming Smarter events digital.

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Farming Smarter podcast began as a joint effort with Lethbridge College under a Canadian Agriculture Partnership grant.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Farming Smarter Director Ryan Mercer and Executive Director Ken Coles in conversation about the role of the organization in southern Alberta farming.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dr. Randy Kutcher, University of Saskatchewan, is a plant pathologist currently doing a large, multi-province crop rotation study to answer questions about how rotating crops can keep some diseases at bay.

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.

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.

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