News 2017

DON'T CHEAT YOUR WHEAT

Don't Cheat Your Wheat2017 was another great year for the wheat crop. While not quite as heavy as 2016, many growers were pleased with yields this year.  With the wet spring and troubles getting the soybean crop into the ground there is concern about our ability to get wheat in this ...

FIGHTING PROBLEM WEEDS

Now that the winter wheat acres are being harvested, growers should be taking inventory of their problem weeds and taking action this fall against these weeds when time permits. Scentless chamomile, wild carrot, curl dock, Canada fleabane, spreading atriplex, annual bluegrass and dandelions...

CROP CORNER- ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WBC IN HALDIMAND AND NIAGARA

July and August is an ideal time to walk corn fields looking for Western bean cutworm (WBC), a pest that has emerged in recent years as a threat to corn crops in Haldimand and Niagara. WBC larvae feed on the silk, pollen and cob tip, and can be found buried in the corn ear late into the fall.

Mandel employees in their new office

LOCAL SALES AND SUPPORT COMES TO ALBERTA!

Clark Ag Systems Ltd. Signs Exclusive Sales Representative Agreement with Mandel Environment Solutions Inc. in Lethbridge, Alberta. Clark Ag Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that effective June 15, 2017, they have signed an exclusive agreement with Mandel Environment Solutions Inc. of Lethbridg

CROP CORNER- 2017 PLANTING SEASON

Due to unseasonably cool and wet conditions, the 2017 planting season is off to a late start. Although everyone is eager to be out in the fields as the ground finally begins to dry, the tail-end effects of last summer’s lack of rain are further disrupting 2017’s spring planting season.

CROP CORNER - XTENDING YOUR XTEND BEANS

With approval last summer, many growers are planning to use new dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans this spring. This new technology allows farmers to spray their soybeans with new dicamba herbicides Xtendimax and Engenia, for effective control of glyphosate resistant fleabane. While the Xtend system...

INTRODUCING OUR NEW ONLINE PARTS ORDER FORM

Check out our new convenient online parts order form. Simply fill out the contact and information fields and press submit! If you do not know the part name or number no problem, just add a description and or upload picture to help us identify your part requirements. A Clark Ag Systems...

NEW SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS - ECO II ENRICHED HOUSING

• Center partition allows for more efficient monitoring of birds• LED in system tube lighting promotes increased activity on scratch mat, more natural bird behavior and laying performance• Optimal nest configuration improves production and less chance of down grades• Fle...

CROP CORNER - PRECISION AGRICULTURE

“Precision Agriculture”, “Variable Rate”, “Data Collection”, “Drones” – these are some of the key terms that are being used a lot in our industry right now. The trend towards Precision Agriculture is growing at an unbelievable rate; unfortunately it may leave you wondering where to start on your...

CROP CORNER: ANNUAL BLUEGRASS - OUR NEXT WEED PROBLEM

Driving through the countryside after our first January thaw, it was very noticeable that we have developed a natural cover crop that grows on its own and protects the surface soil from wind and water erosion throughout the winter months. This seed is very inexpensive, as it seems to occur...

CROP CORNER - TAKING THE RIGHT STEPS

Accountability is a term that is becoming and will continue to be more prevalent in agriculture. Fertilizers are a good and beneficial tool to agriculture when managed properly. In fact, 50% of food production is the result of fertilizer use and the increased yield that it brings. But if managed...

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