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  • Role of boron in flower development and grain fill

    Boron (B) is an essential micronutrient that plays a crucial role in various stages of plant development, including flower development and grain fill. Here’s an overview of the role of boron in these processes: 1. Flower Development: 2. Pollen Tube Growth and Fertilization: 3. Seed Development and Grain Fill: 4. Enzyme Activation and Nutrient Uptake: […]

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  • Role of boron and pollen development and germination

    Boron (B) is an essential micronutrient for plants, and it plays a crucial role in various aspects of plant growth and development, including pollen development and germination. Here’s an overview of the role of boron in pollen development and germination: 1. Pollen Development: 2. Pollen Germination: 3. Fertilization and Seed Formation: 4. Enzyme Activation and […]

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  • Nutrients use efficiency

    Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE) is a critical measure that quantifies the effectiveness with which plants utilize applied nutrients to produce biomass or yield. It’s an important concept in modern agriculture, aiming to optimize nutrient management and reduce environmental impacts. NUE involves both efficient uptake of nutrients from the soil and efficient utilization of those nutrients […]

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  • Humic, fulvic and ulmic acids and their use in agriculture

    Humic substances, including humic, fulvic, and ulmic acids, are complex organic compounds derived from decayed organic matter such as plants, animals, and microorganisms. They are important components of soil organic matter and play a significant role in improving soil health and plant growth. Here’s an overview of humic, fulvic, and ulmic acids and their applications […]

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  • Plant nutrients involved in root growth

    Root growth and development in plants are influenced by several essential nutrients, each playing a specific role in the growth, architecture, and health of the root system. Here are some key plant nutrients that are particularly important for root growth: Phosphorus (P): Nitrogen (N): Potassium (K): Calcium (Ca): Magnesium (Mg): Sulfur (S): Iron (Fe): Zinc […]

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  • Manganese’s role in plant growth and development

    Manganese (Mn) is an essential micronutrient for plants, meaning it’s required in smaller quantities but is crucial for various physiological processes, growth, and development. Manganese is a cofactor for several enzymes and plays a vital role in various biochemical and physiological processes within plants. It influences plant health, growth, and overall functionality. Here’s a detailed […]

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  • Phosphorus’ role in plant growth and development

    Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for plants, playing a critical role in their growth, development, and overall health and vitality. It is one of the primary macronutrients, along with nitrogen and potassium. Phosphorus is involved in various biological and biochemical processes within plants, affecting their structure, metabolism, energy transfer, and ability to respond to […]

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  • Mitigating Heat During Flowering

    Flowering is one of the most important stages in a crop’s life cycle and often happens during the hottest days of summer – ideal conditions for a less-than-ideal situation: heat stress. When conditions are right for heat stress, it is especially important to pay attention to boron (B) – a micronutrient that is critical to […]

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  • Winning the Fight Against Soil Salinity

    Soil salinity can occur naturally or be caused by practices used on the farm – continuously irrigating with water that has a high salt concentration, for example. While some crops are tolerant to saline soils, high concentrations of some salts can be toxic to others. Salinity can also hinder a plant’s uptake of water and […]

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  • What Rots will be ‘Hot’ in 2020?

    The 2019 growing season started of dry across most of Western Canada and turned wet starting about mid-summer all the way through to winter snow fall, including an October blizzard in parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Now, over 4.2 million acres (2.5M in Saskatchewan; 1.6M in Alberta and over 260,000 in Manitoba) are still […]

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