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Copper deficiencies can reduce wheat yields

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: How do I know if I have copper-deficient soils? A: Copper is the micronutrient most often found deficient in Western Canada. In a nutshell, copper deficiency is most often found in deep sandy soils and peat soils, and wheat is the most sensitive crop. Soil tests are a good tool to predict potential copper […] Read more




Reduce clubroot with sanitation, rotation and genetics

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: How can I reduce the threat of clubroot? A: Growers in areas with little to no clubroot should consider implementing simple preventative strategies to reduce the chance of large-scale infection. The key to reducing the threat of clubroot is to use management practices that prevent clubroot spores from entering your field, or if a […] Read more


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Taking care of your health through the ages

Simple lifestyle changes can help ensure you age well, and safely

It is no secret that Canadian farmers are getting older. The 2016 Census shows the average age of farmers in Canada is 55, up from 52 in just 10 years. It is also no secret that as people age, we experience changes that can reduce our physical and mental capabilities. Signs of aging include: 1. […] Read more




Choosing a new seed variety

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: What factors should I consider when selecting new seed varieties? A: If you’re thinking about a new seed variety on your farm, don’t let yield be the only deciding factor. Selecting a top yielder is important but remember to look at other agronomic factors as well. One of the factors that should be considered […] Read more



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Dealing with conflict and relationships on the farm

Seven strategies to address conflict

From infancy to old age, we form relationships. As we grow older and evolve from one relationship to another our values, beliefs, perceptions, goals, and ideas may evolve and change as well. As these changes occur, interpersonal conflict will happen. Conflict is part of life. In all relationships, we experience conflict. Conflict is not always […] Read more





A tractor book for Christmas?

The gift-giving season will soon be upon us, but don’t worry, we’re here to help. Scott Garvey is giving away two copies of Lee Klancher’s latest book, Tractor: The Heartland Innovation, Ground-Breaking Machines, Midnight Schemes, Secret Garages, and Farmyard Geniuses That Mechanized Agriculture. This new hardcover book includes stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs who […] Read more