Don’t give up on crop nutrition during a drought! The current dry conditions across many parts of the Prairies have farmers keeping one eye on the sky and the other on their crop. Although it is heartwarming to know that dry soils in spring are not a sure sign of crop failure, it is important […]
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Plants need 17 essential elements for growth and reproduction. An element is deemed essential mainly if it’s required for a plant to complete its life cycle. Elements were accepted into the ‘essentiality’ clique at different times based on when somebody proved they had met the aforementioned criterion. For example, nitrogen was accepted as an essential […]
A termite walks into a bar and asks, “Where is the bar tender?” This joke right here is a witty reminder that insects love tender plant parts. Seedlings fit the profile perfectly. They are tender, succulent, close to the ground and are easy pickings for a host of insect pests. If left unchecked, these insects […]
Soil temperature: Here’s what to consider and what to measure when seeding In many office settings, a request to adjust the temperature of the shared office space can be met with anything from a cold shoulder, to a lukewarm acknowledgement, or a heated argument. Out in the field, however, nature holds the thermostat and we […]
If there was a throne meant for the king of plant nutrients, I bet nitrogen will be sitting on it, unopposed. The nutrient is by far the most important in crop production. It’s also the most studied, and the most talked about. I’ve even found several songs dedicated to it, from pop to rap…that’s quite […]
If your weeds are refusing to die, you might be facing herbicide resistance. Since the 1940s, when herbicides were commercially released, their use has revolutionized agricultural productivity. Without them, weed control in large-scale farming will neither be economical nor practical, and yield losses will be massive. But the innovation was unfortunately accompanied by the increase […]
Recently, I read a chemistry quote that said, “You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the precipitate”. Now, I know that’s a play on Eldridge Cleaver’s famous words (You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem), […]
When the Soil Conservation Council of Canada challenged everybody to ‘soil your undies’, the move sparked a lot of interest. Farmers and gardeners buried clean underwear in the soil and then dug them up 2 months later to assess soil health. Those whose soils were healthy dug up little else besides elastic waistbands. Instead, those […]
When treating seeds with biological organisms was first suggested many years ago, the idea seemed like something out of a sci-fi comic book. But today, just like how these organisms proliferate in plant systems, the idea has proliferated in the R&D departments of top agricultural companies as research scientists join the race to find the […]
Looking to stay ahead of the game? Here’s why seed treatment is vital for a successful cropping season. If seeds could talk, they’d probably tell you they agree with Mike Tyson when he said ‘everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth’. Every seed has a plan – a plan to push […]
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