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March 2, 2015

APHANOMYCES: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CROPS ARE INFECTED

Aphanomyces is one of the many varieties of root rot pathogens that can affect crops. Crops such as peas, lentils, beans, alfalfa, vetch, and clover can be infected by Aphanomyces [1]. This particular pathogen can survive in the soil for 10 plus years without needing a host, and will lie in wait for the right … Continued

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February 10, 2015

WILD POLLINATORS EARNING THEIR KEEP ON THE FARM

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORGINALLY POSTED ON AGCANADA.COM. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. It’s crop-planning season and that means it’s a good time for making plans to create a wild pollinator habitat near your crops. Having a strong pollinator population can offer a benefit to crops, said Mark Wonneck, an ecologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in … Continued

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February 1, 2015

MICROSCOPIC ALLY: MANAGING YOUR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI FOR HEALTHY SOIL

There is a whole other microscopic world to your farm, and it lies just below your feet. It is said that just one teaspoon of soil can contain “1 billion bacteria, 120,000 fungi, and 25,000 algae”1! Today, I want to introduce you to just one of those microorganisms, your ally to Mycorrhizal fungi. A Mycorrhizal … Continued

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January 29, 2015

MAINTENANCE REMINDER: KEEP YOUR SEED DRILL AT PEAK PERFORMANCE

Before you know it, seeding season will be here. To ensure your seeding equipment is ready to work come spring, it’s important to perform routine maintenance throughout the winter. Our Engineers have compiled the following checklist of recommended farm equipment maintenance.   Air Drill Maintenance Checklist Check your air drill for cracked hydraulic hoses or … Continued

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January 5, 2015

IMPROVE YOUR SOIL IN 2015: YOUR SOIL GUIDE TO A MORE PROFITABLE FARM

It’s that time of the year again; it seems that everyone around you is making their New Year’s Resolutions.  Many people are wishing for weight loss and that new slimmer figure, others are committing themselves to more family time, and some are simply hoping for better health and happiness. I may not be able to … Continued

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December 18, 2014

SPRAYING WITH UAVS NO LONGER A FUTURISTIC DREAM

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORGINALLY POSTED ON REALAGRICULTURE.COM. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. The day when unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used for spraying fields in North America could be here sooner than we expect. In fact, for small acres, that day may have already arrived. Several spraying units made by a Swift Current-based RotorSpray attracted plenty of attention … Continued

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