Entries by Deanna

Don’t Let Grasshoppers Eat Your Yield Potential

Current and previous environmental conditions are in favour of a grasshopper outbreak. Outbreaks usually occur after two or three years of hot, dry, summers and open falls. Dry weather increases the chance of egg survival which leads to greater severity of adult feeding. Open falls allow for more time for the grasshoppers to feed and […]

Flea Beetles: A Common Enemy of Canola

If you are a grower of canola, you’ve most likely come across a flea beetle. Flea beetles are one of the most common pests of canola. In order to grow a successful crop, it is important to have a basic understanding of flea beetles and the management strategies needed to control these pests. Flea Beetle […]

Phosphates & Soil

Phosphates, how certain types of soils can make it UNAVAILABLE to your crop Phosphates can be your most expensive nutrient per pound most years and this year is no exception.  It is well documented and known that in a lot of cases in Saskatchewan, what you are spending your money on may not be available […]

Biologicals, Humics … What?

Biologicals, Humics … What? There are a lot of buzz words in modern agriculture: soil health, sustainability, regenerative agriculture, precision farming and the list goes on. With the rise in commodity prices this year,  farmers are trying to maximize the genetic potential of their crops. This has opened the door to many ‘magic bullet’ products […]

Does Your Seed Past The Test?

When growing a crop there are many factors that come into play during the growing season. Moisture, weed pressure, fertilizer source and fertilizer rates will greatly affect the overall yield and quality of the crop. We cannot do anything about “Mother Nature.”  So, we must make the best choices we can during the growing season […]

Ready – Set – Grow!

SEED TREATING Treating seed that gets put into the ground to grow a crop is nothing new.  Seed treatments have been utilized for many centuries. What is new in the game is applying nutrient seed dressings. Ensuring that the seed has the proper nutrients available early in its life cycle allows for maximum early season […]

Planning Farming Practices Ahead of Dry Conditions

For farmers, the start to a new crop year begins much before all the equipment hits the fields in the spring. To start off the new crop year, you must review the past years operations, and make a crop plan based on your past success and the commodity market. Planning consists of choosing which practices […]

SynergyAG Govan Announces New Location Manager – Randy Slough

Govan, SK – Randy Slough, has joined SynergyAG as the Location Manager in Govan, Saskatchewan. “We are thrilled to have Randy join our team,” said Brad Hanmer, President and CEO of SynergyAG. “His long-standing commitment to serving customers and his community really compliments the SynergyAG culture.” Slough began his career in 1986, and since then […]

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs): what they are and why they matter

Canada’s reputation for safe food is unparalleled, thanks to all the people involved in the food business, from field to fork. Although pesticides are an important part of our farming, nobody wants them remaining in or on food that we consume in quantities that can affect our health. That is why all food products grown […]