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Summer scouting timing: cutworms

Q. When and how should I scout for cutworms? A. With a new growing season upon us, growers must keep a watchful eye for pests in their fields. One early-season pest is cutworms. Cutworms have a ferocious appetite for young developing plants. They can be a problem in many western Canadian crops but canola is […] Read more


When is my canola in the right stage for a fungicide?

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: How do I determine the correct bloom stage in canola to apply a sclerotinia fungicide? A: Proper timing of fungicide for sclerotinia control requires regular scouting. The recommended timing is application at the 30 per cent bloom stage. Application prior to this stage can result in reduced control as petals susceptible to infection have yet to emerge. […] Read more




Building a network can empower women working 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




Does the early weed controller always get the worm?

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: Is early weed control always a solid tactic? A. It’s been well established that competition from early-emerging weeds is most detrimental to crop development. Weeds emerging along with the crop compete for moisture, fertility and light before the crop has a chance to get the upper hand by developing its root system and getting […] Read more






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How precision ag tools can add value on the farm

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: How can precision agriculture tools help manage farm data? A. Precision agriculture involves ever-evolving technology in crop production and farm management. Within the last several years, there has been an influx of interest around utilizing different components of precision agriculture. The introduction of GPS to farm equipment has enabled growers to more accurately and […] Read more


Should I treat my seed with a fungicide?

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: Why should I treat my seed with a fungicide? When should my seed treatment include an insecticide? A: Seeds and seedlings are vulnerable to many soil-borne and foliar pests. Insects and pathogens can destroy germinating seeds and young plants, which are relatively tender and lack food reserves to recover from injuries or to survive […] Read more