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Crop protection and rebate programs

Q & A with an expert

Q: Should supplier rebates play a role in making crop protection decisions? A: The decision about which products growers choose for their farming operations is dependent on many factors. These factors should include product efficacy, rotational and environmental considerations and price. As an agrologist, growers often ask me, “What is the best product?” My answer, […] Read more

As you begin harvesting your crops, take detailed notes about the weed populations you find. Each field will tell a story about your weed control strategies and how effective they are. Fall quackgrass is shown here.

Benefits of post-harvest weed control applications

Q & A with an expert

Q: Should I be thinking about resistance management at harvest? A: We don’t often think about resistance management after harvest, but both during and after harvest is a great time to start observations and applications. As you begin harvesting your crops, take detailed notes about the weed populations you find. Each field will tell a […] Read more

Canola harvest and grain storage

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q. What factors should I consider when swathing canola with lower plant populations? A. Limited spring moisture combined with insect pressure has led to canola crops with uneven emergence and multiple growth stages. Determining when to swath these crops to maintain maximum economic return can be stressful and confusing. Generally, to maximize both yield and quality, swathing should occur when 60 per […] Read more

Figure 2: Impact of soil drainage on application of tall applied nitrogen.

Timing your fall nitrogen application

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: We’re often told fall applications of anhydrous ammonia should not be applied until soil temperatures are below 10 C. Why? A: At one time fall NH3 applications were associated with Thanksgiving. With farm consolidation and the need to apply anhydrous on more acres in the fall, the question now is how early is too early? To understand […] Read more

Safe rates for seed-placed fertilizer

Q: How do I determine the safe rate of seed-placed fertilizer for canola, wheat and barley? A: If you’ve bought a new drill, changed openers or changed your fertilizer blends, these changes may have implications on seed safety. Many new drills have moved to wider row spacing and narrower openers. Take the time to investigate […] Read more