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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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August 5, 2015

SAVE MONEY AND INPUTS WHEN SPRAYING

We’ve put together our top ways to save you money and get the most out of your inputs when spraying; whether you are spraying for weeds, insects/pests, or diseases/fungus, we have you covered!   1.) Find Your Economic Threshold [1]:  An Economic Threshold refers to the density of the pest vs. the economic return you would get from … Continued

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July 6, 2015

HOW DOES WILDFIRE ASH AND SMOKE IMPACT CROPS?

On June 29th the first in a series of what has turned out to be 116 plus forest fires began in the Saskatchewan/Alberta area[1]. The fire continues to blaze, and is so large NASA says it can actually be seen from space[2]. The smoke and ash has travelled so far from its original source, it has … Continued

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June 5, 2015

THE BENEFITS OF INTERCROPPING

Intercropping: Why Some Farmers Try Something Different Intercropping is defined simply as growing two or more crop types on one field. The practice of intercropping has actually been around since farming began. Modernization of farming equipment has changed our farming practices into what they are today, which is largely mono-cropping. Mono-cropping is planting only one … Continued

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May 20, 2015

DID YOU KNOW YOUR CROP IS TALKING TO YOU?

It may seem like the plot of a really bizarre science fiction movie, but what I am about to tell you is true: Your crops are communicating with each other and they could be “talking” about you! Let me step back for a second and first explain what I mean when I say your crops … Continued

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April 1, 2015

PREVENTING WEED AND HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

The first weed with characteristics of herbicide resistance was discovered in 1967. To date, there are currently around 61 herbicide resistant weed varieties in Canada and 150 in the U.S, and many more on a global level. But how exactly are these weeds becoming resistant to herbicides? How can a herbicide be completely effective at … Continued

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