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farm equipment seeding canola

How do you set a good seeding rate?

Have a targeted plant population in mind for this season? Remember that several post-seeding stresses, including cool temperatures (frost), weeds, moisture and insects, might keep your plant stand from fully establishing. And while some of these issues, like weather, may be beyond your control, insect and disease pressure can be managed with the right seed […] Read more

5 tips for fungicide application

5 tips for fungicide application

If you've decided to spray, make sure you get the most out of your investment

If you’ve decided to invest in added fungicide protection this season, do everything you can to get your spray spot-on. And to help you get the most out of your investment, I’ve put together my top five fungicide spray tips.

Summer Landscape with a field of yellow flowers. Sunset

2015 weather affects 2016 agronomy

Agronomy tips... from the field

Now that 2015 is pretty much under our belts, I think we can say, in general, that weather conditions got off to a fairly good start and then turned unusually dry for the balance of the season. And when the rains eventually did come, they came at the wrong time — creating challenging conditions at […] Read more

2014 crop weather determines 2015 agronomy

Agronomy tips... from the field

Whether it was a late start, an unusually wet growing season or possibly even September snow, there was a lot of weather in 2014 that most of us would rather forget. But let’s not do that too soon. Last year’s weather could have lingering consequences that extend into 2015’s cropping plans. For one thing, the […] Read more

Ask yourself now. What worked, what didn’t?

While the details are fresh in your mind, it’s a good time to extract the lessons of last season before moving forward. Here are three questions that might unlock some important but overlooked lessons from 2014. What worked and what didn’t? An obvious question, but one that sometimes isn’t given the attention to detail it […] Read more