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What Causes Crop Yellowing?

What Causes Crop Yellowing?

After a number of years of generally wet conditions across the prairies, last year provided a break with wide-spread drought conditions. This spring continued with dry conditions across much of Western Canada but recently, we have moved into a more normal weather...

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Toast to Technology

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge As we approach the New Year, we often reflect on the year past and give thanks for the bounties that we have received. This is magnified with those of you who receive their livelihoods from the land. We are so...

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The 4R’s of Fertilizing in the Fall

For the Canadian Prairies and Northern Plains We've previously reviewed the 4Rs of nutrient management as they relate to Fall Nitrogen. This article will focus on “the others” or PK and S. With regards to “Right Time”, Phosphate (P), Potash (K) and Sulphur (S) are...

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How Field-Centric Weather Data Improves Crop Staging Accuracy

Over the past decades, our abilities to monitor and predict the weather have improved dramatically. At one time, weather stations were few and far between, mostly located at larger centers and airports. Forecasts offered predictions that were only slightly better than...

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Managing Fertility After a Drought

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge We are all aware of the impact of Drought on crop yields.  Drought also causes several soil processes to slow down or virtually stop. The two most pronounced effects of drought are: Reduced crop growth and...

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The Scourge of the North

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist Last time I addressed a weed that I called the “scourge of the south”. For the northern farmers, this week I will discuss “the scourge of the north,” commonly known as cleavers. Just as we saw a significant increase in the...

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How to Manage Drifts on the Farm

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist   Last year, Xtend Soybeans were introduced into the market. This product offered promise to growers who were battling glyphosate resistant horseweed (marestail), waterhemp and Palmer’s Amaranth. Normally, soybeans are very...

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The Scourge of the South

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge Over the next couple of blogs, I would like to discuss two weeds. One I will refer to as “The Scourge of the South” and the other as “The Scourge of the North." Unluckily, I have worked in an area where the two...

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The Dirt on Tillage

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge From 1987 – 89 western Canada experienced a severe and devastating drought. Record hot weather and limited rainfall left the agricultural areas parched. I was working in southern Manitoba and saw farmers...

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Toast to Technology

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge As we approach the New Year, we often reflect on the year past and give thanks for the bounties that we have received. This is magnified with those of you who receive their livelihoods from the land. We are so...

read more

The 4R’s of Fertilizing in the Fall

For the Canadian Prairies and Northern Plains We've previously reviewed the 4Rs of nutrient management as they relate to Fall Nitrogen. This article will focus on “the others” or PK and S. With regards to “Right Time”, Phosphate (P), Potash (K) and Sulphur (S) are...

read more

How Field-Centric Weather Data Improves Crop Staging Accuracy

Over the past decades, our abilities to monitor and predict the weather have improved dramatically. At one time, weather stations were few and far between, mostly located at larger centers and airports. Forecasts offered predictions that were only slightly better than...

read more

Managing Fertility After a Drought

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge We are all aware of the impact of Drought on crop yields.  Drought also causes several soil processes to slow down or virtually stop. The two most pronounced effects of drought are: Reduced crop growth and...

read more

The Scourge of the North

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist Last time I addressed a weed that I called the “scourge of the south”. For the northern farmers, this week I will discuss “the scourge of the north,” commonly known as cleavers. Just as we saw a significant increase in the...

read more

How to Manage Drifts on the Farm

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist   Last year, Xtend Soybeans were introduced into the market. This product offered promise to growers who were battling glyphosate resistant horseweed (marestail), waterhemp and Palmer’s Amaranth. Normally, soybeans are very...

read more