The Scourge of the North

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

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...

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The Scourge of the South

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

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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Not all Nitrogen Applications are Created Equal on the Farm

Not all Nitrogen Applications are Created Equal on the Farm

VRT– Supporting More Profitable Decisions on Every Acre   For Stanley Watkins, applying Variable Rate Technology (VRT) on his farm near Donnellson, Iowa, started as an exercise in efficiency – to save fertilizer input costs resulting from over-application, as...

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