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Website hosts the eKonomics of crop fertility

Online calculators help with "what-if" scenarios

Western Canadian farmers looking to connect with some of the latest research in crop fertility can log onto a fairly new online resource developed by Nutrien, which delivers field-tested, science-based facts geared to helping producers get the most out of their fertilizer dollars. Nutrien has created a website called eKonomics that brings together reports on […] Read more

Nutrien merger’s effects ongoing a year later

CNS Canada — After clearing their regulatory hurdles, Canada’s Agrium and PotashCorp merged at the start of 2018 to become the world’s largest fertilizer company, Nutrien. The partner companies had made various promises at the time and many in Western Canada were cautious, hoping for the best but not fully knowing what to expect. A […] Read more


Ray Dowbenko changing hats

Retirement came earlier than respected, but he still plans to contribute

Western Canadian farmers aren’t losing a valuable resource, but a long-time soil fertility specialists and agronomist will be heading off in a new direction this fall, as Ray Dowbenko wraps up a 30-year career with a major fertilizer company. Dowbenko, who spent more than 20 years often recognized as the frontline man who figured out […] Read more

CPS outlets to take merged parent’s name

A well-known and unusually literal brand in Canadian and U.S. agribusiness is set to disappear this summer under the name of its new parent firm. Crop input retail stores and facilities run by Crop Production Services (CPS) — the brand today used across North America by the retail arm of the company formerly known as […] Read more





PotashCorp, Agrium get last blessing for Jan. 1 wedding

Two major Canadian players in the global fertilizer industry now have what they say is the final blessing they need to close their merger deal Jan. 1, on two already-met conditions. Saskatoon-based Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Calgary-based Agrium Inc. announced Wednesday they’ve received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to close their […] Read more

Dreyfus to sell Australian fertilizer unit to Agrium

Paris/Winnipeg | Reuters — Global commodity trader Louis Dreyfus has agreed to sell its fertilizer business to Canada’s Agrium as it continues an overhaul in response to tough agricultural markets. Louis Dreyfus is to sell Macrofertil Australia, which has annual sales of around US$120 million, to Agrium’s Australian unit Landmark Operations in a deal expected […] Read more


Agrium posts bigger-than-expected 3rd-qtr loss

Reuters – Canadian fertilizer maker Agrium Inc , the world’s biggest farm retailer, reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as demand for its products was reduced by severe dry weather in Australia and Canada. The company cut its full-year forecast for earnings per share from continuing operations to between $4.65 and $4.80, from its previous estimate […] Read more