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  • Soil compaction and soil nutrients that can help

    Soil compaction occurs when soil particles are compressed, reducing pore spaces and negatively impacting aeration, water infiltration, and nutrient movement within the soil. To address soil compaction and enhance soil structure and fertility, specific soil nutrients and management practices can be employed: 1. Organic Matter: 2. Calcium (Ca): 3. Magnesium (Mg): 4. Phosphorus (P), Nitrogen […]

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  • Crop tolerance to Salt Stress

    Crop tolerance to salt stress Crop tolerance to salt stress, also known as salt tolerance or halotolerance, refers to a plant’s ability to withstand and maintain productivity in saline or salty soil conditions. Soil salinity can be a significant constraint on agriculture, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, coastal areas, and locations where irrigation with […]

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  • Growing Crops in Below Average Moisture – part 2

    As we learned in part one of this series, using primers to encourage strong, deep roots is critical under periods of extended heat and low-moisture. However, it’s also important to continue providing the crop with a proactive nutrition plan, particularly during periods of stress. To continue to support the root system, Dr. Abdel El Hadrami, […]

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  • Growing Crops in Below Average Moisture – Part 1

    Winter 2017–18 was cold, with little snow fall, and spring has begun as a very dry season with many predicting another drought year. Call it climate change, global warming, or any other term you prefer, but our growing conditions across the prairies are becoming hotter and drier. The change in weather patterns, especially rainfall, is […]

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  • Manyinga Field Update

    With the growing season in full bloom, I touched base with Manitoba producer Art Enns for an update on the canola field we’ve partnered with him on in support of the Manyinga Project. Enns will donate the proceeds from 40 acres of canola toward the Manyinga Project, which supports two schools for orphaned and vulnerable […]

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