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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week celebrates Safe & Strong Farms

2019’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2019 runs from March 10 to 16. This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe & Strong Farms. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture. Safe & Strong Farms: Build an AgSafe Canada […] Read more

Newly formed Manitoba network empowers women in agriculture

When asked about the importance of empowering women in agriculture, Pam Bailey’s response is simple: “Empowering women is always beneficial in every community, so why should agriculture be any different?” While strides have been made over the years to improve inclusivity in agriculture, it’s important to build on that momentum. Building women up in agriculture […] Read more

The pros and cons of top dressing nitrogen

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of top dressing nitrogen? A: Top dressing nitrogen is one fertilizer option to help achieve yield goals. The advantages include increasing yield potential, increasing time efficiency and diffusing financial risk. Timing is key. The nitrogen needs to be applied early in the growing season and before a rain […] Read more

Seed-placed fertilizer blends for soybeans

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: What’s the ideal seed-placed starter fertilizer blend for soybeans? A: Legume plants have a high demand for phosphorus. Phosphorus is critical in many lifecycle processes from photosynthesis to nodulation. Currently, many acres of soybeans are still grown without enough fertilizer to offset nutrient removal by the crop. This may lead to nutrient deficiencies in […] Read more

Build a bridge for mental health this upcoming Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week runs March 10 – 16

How often have you heard the term “get over it?” I know I’ve used it occasionally, and I suspect that, in a few of those instances, I’ve used the term inappropriately. There are certainly times I need to be reminded to get over it. Like when I lose patience with the flow of traffic, or […] Read more

Can a cover crop help establish forages?

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: Are there benefits to a cover crop for forage establishment? A. There are many benefits to planting a cover crop (sometimes referred to as a companion or nurse crop) for forage establishment. Cover crops commonly planted alongside perennial forages include oats, barley and wheat. Before a forage stand becomes well established, bare soil can […] Read more

Agritechnica 2019 tour is a go

Agritechnica, held every second year in Hanover, Germany, is the world’s largest farm show. In 2017, Grainews arranged a bus tour to take a group of readers to see Agritechnica and a list of other German agricultural and tourist sites. We had so much fun, we’re doing it again. This year’s trip runs from November […] Read more