Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 5: Nitrogen

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 5: Nitrogen

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist This last post of this Back to Basics Soil Fertility series focuses on Nitrogen (N). This is by far the most important, the most complicated, the most controversial and possibly the least understood nutrient commonly used by...
Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 4: Sulphur

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 4: Sulphur

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist For part four of Back to Basics Soil Fertility focus on the “secondary” nutrient: Sulphur.  For much of the world and up until the 1980’s, Sulphur (S) or (Sulfur for those of you south of the 49th parallel) has been considered...
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...