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  • Pop-up Starter Fertilizer

    Pop-up starter fertilizers, often referred to as “starter fertilizers” or “pop-up fertilizers,” are nutrient-rich mixtures applied to the soil near the seed at the time of planting to provide essential nutrients to young seedlings during early stages of growth. These fertilizers are designed to enhance seedling establishment, promote root development, and support early growth, ultimately […]

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  • Plant nutrient involved in maturity and ripening

    The process of maturity and ripening in plants involves complex biochemical and physiological changes, influenced by various plant nutrients. Different nutrients play specific roles in the maturation and ripening of fruits and other plant organs. Here are some key plant nutrients involved in the maturity and ripening processes: Ethylene: Calcium (Ca): Potassium (K): Phosphorus (P): […]

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  • Cobalt’s role in plant growth and development

    Cobalt (Co) is considered a beneficial element for some plants rather than an essential nutrient. While it is not a universally recognized essential nutrient for all plant species, certain plants, particularly legumes, have been shown to benefit from cobalt. Here’s an overview of the potential roles of cobalt in plant growth and development, especially in […]

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  • Magnesium’s role in plant growth and development

    Magnesium (Mg) is an essential macronutrient for plants, playing a fundamental role in various physiological processes, growth, and development. It is a critical component of chlorophyll, which is responsible for the green color in plants and is central to photosynthesis. Magnesium is involved in several vital functions within plants that influence their health, productivity, and […]

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  • The water quality conundrum for burn-off and in-season spray

    When it comes to spraying foliar fertilizers to aid crop growth, or spraying pesticides to control weeds, diseases, and insects; sprayer operators and farmers pay close attention to various factors affecting product performance. These factors may include the calibration of the equipment, application timing, label instructions and to some extent, the water volume. However, oftentimes […]

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  • Strengthening Plants Right From The Start

    Have you ever had a field full of leggy seedlings that looked tall and skinny with bent stems and wondered what the cause was? Wonder no more! In this blog post we are examining the causes of leggy seedlings and solutions for preventing this in the field. Environmental causes of leggy, skinny seedlings. If newly […]

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  • pHix Your Water For a Better Burn

    You know that pre-season burn-off is worth the investment, but if you are not conditioning your spray water first, are you just throwing money away? Most producers in Western Canada are working with hard water from wells and dug-outs. Hard water, which is water with a dissolved mineral content of 100-200+ ppm, usually also has […]

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  • Know Your Nutrients: Calcium

    Required by all plants to grow and thrive, calcium (Ca) plays a big part in plant development and fruit quality. Although it’s considered a secondary nutrient, a plant’s need for calcium can be as high as its needs for nitrogen and potassium. Calcium is essential for the proper functioning of growing points, particularly root tips […]

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  • Help Your Crop Reach Maturity Faster

    The growing season is already upon us and some folks are still harvesting last year’s crop or dealing with wet and soggy ground. Soils are also still cold. As I write this, the thermometer is indicating temperature below the ideal 5 degrees Celsius, and the forecast is calling for wind from the north to north […]

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