Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 3: Potassium

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 3: Potassium

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist For this third installment of this series, will focus on Potassium. Potassium or Potash is second only to Nitrogen in the amount of our applied nutrients used by plants. Crops contain about the same amount of nitrogen and...
Risks and Benefits of Early Seeding

Risks and Benefits of Early Seeding

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist The weather changes we experience at this time of year makes it difficult to predict when growers will be on the land seeding. Many growers in Western Canada have started to seed. I checked some soil temperatures today and...
Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 2: Phosphate

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 2: Phosphate

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist This is part two of five of Back to Basics: Soil Fertility that deals with soil and fertility. We will discuss Phosphate today as it is the nutrient that I fear is most deficient on farms across the Canadian prairies and the...
Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 1

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 1

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist I continue to get calls from farmers with questions regarding fertilizers. Some of these are what I would consider basic questions that I would assume most producers would know – but then we all know what ASSUME will do. So, I...
High Yields vs. High Profits

High Yields vs. High Profits

By Ben D. Johnson Have you ever noticed that you always hear about high yields, but no one ever talks about high profits? If you think about what it takes to get these high yields you might find that these may not be the most profitable practices. Now, I’m not...
Keeping Your Farm Healthy in 2019

Keeping Your Farm Healthy in 2019

By: Thom Weir ‘Tis the season for making New Year resolutions. What’s on your list for 2019 resolutions? For many, improving their health is at the top of the list. Here is one more that you might want to consider. It is one that I guarantee will help the financial...