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June 14, 2017

SEED SMARTS: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ON MY FARM

Dutch sat down with Robert Thompson to ask some candid questions about his farm.  Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Last season, Robert Thompson’s fields were hit hard by lodging, particularly in his barley crop. While there was some hail in his area, this main culprit for the lodging was a … Continued

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April 27, 2017

SEED SMARTS: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF EVERY ACRE

Introducing our new monthly blog series, Seed Smarts, we sat down with Clint Steinley to ask some candid questions about his farm. Soil conservation is a hot topic in agriculture these days but for some farmers, it became a hot topic many decades ago. One of these farmers is Clint Steinley, who runs a custom farming … Continued

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August 22, 2016

INTERCROPPING CHALLENGES AND VICTORIES FROM A SASKATCHEWAN FARMER

Some farmers like Sheldon Okerstrom like a challenge, and with intercropping a challenge is what he gets.  I had the chance to sit down with Sheldon for an interview, and for the past 6 years he has been experimenting with intercropping on his and his wife Joanne’s family farm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  Intercropping is … Continued

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January 25, 2016

ADVANTAGES OF SIDE BAND FROM A SOIL AND FERTILIZER PERSPECTIVE

There is a whole lot of conjecture in the farming world, you must use this equipment to get your maximum yields, use this brand for better performance, and implement this technique or practice to improve your results.  The truth is, we hear a lot of sales pitches by equipment manufacturers that are made with a … Continued

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October 5, 2015

5 SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSTING ON THE FARM THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

From your small at home backyard compost bin that you use for your dinner scraps to large scale farming operations with livestock waste, composting is the safest and most environmentally friendly solution to your disposal problems.  Composting takes a nuisance product and turns it into a useful, pathogen safe product, especially so for farms with … Continued

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September 1, 2015

7 BIG WAYS CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FARMING BOOSTS YOUR CAPITAL

Soil compaction as it relates to farming has been a well-documented and researched issue for over 30 years.  We know that a compacted soil is not a healthy soil; it harbors negative traits like reduced moisture holding potential, poor nutrient uptake, and poor soil structure[1].  So, what does soil compaction have to do with Controlled … Continued

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