News 2017

LEARNING FROM 2017 AND LOOKING TOWARDS 2018

The 2017 cropping season was a ‘unique’ one. Rainy, cool conditions delayed planting significantly, and were followed by more rain and more cold temperatures.

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 - 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...

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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