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Field Day At Chinook

The Chinook Applied Research Association (CARA) in east-central Alberta is holding a field day July 8 to look at a number of field treatments, including the impact of micronutrients on crop growth.

About 25 different field-scale and research plot size trials have been established on farmland near Chinook, which is east of Hanna along Highway 9. Most of the plots, seeded in late April, compare a variety of fertilizer or nutrient treatments on hard red spring wheat. There are side-by-side comparisons of seed and foliar treatments with products such as Omex micronutrients, Alpine phosphate enhancement product, and Power Rich micronutrients and foliar fertilizers.

There is also a compost demonstration sites, and CARA has established some disease demonstration sties. Along with the research trials, there will be several speakers available during the day, including Rod Whitfield, vice–president of the Royal Bank of Canada, Dan Hawkins with FarmLink Marketing Solutions and Brent Tarasoff, agrologist with Field Quest Consulting of Red Deer.

The event starts at 10 a. m. at a location 4.5 kilometres (three miles) west of Chinook and one-half kilometre south. Lunch is available on site. There will be signs. For more information contact CARA at 403-664-3777.

If you have a field day you’d like to promote, send the details to editor, Jay Whetter. Use the contact information on page 2. He’ll post it on his blog at www.grainews.ca.The blog is also part of the daily Grainews email that goes to thousands of farmers across the Prairies. You can sign up for this e-mail at the Grainews website.

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