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Making surface application of fertilizers work

For some farmers, surface application of fertilizer is driven by the need for operational efficiency. However, this risks potentially reduced fertilizer use efficiency when placed in a less-than-ideal location.

AWC calls for nominations for board of directors, regional reps

The Alberta Wheat Commission is seeking nominations from wheat farmers in Regions 2 and 4 to fill several roles on the AWC’s board of directors and regional representatives.

Protein Industries Canada invests in farm data platform

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has invested in a new platform, intended to increase the efficiency of farmer decision-making and expand Canada’s plant protein market opportunities.
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Proven Anhydrous Protection is Now Available in Canada

Over a decade ago, a team of agronomists, chemists and technology specialists started working on finding an anhydrous ammonia stabilizer solution. What they created is CENTURO®: a nitrification inhibitor growers can use with anhydrous ammonia to help protect against nitrogen loss from leaching and denitrification. Now available in Canada, this groundbreaking solution slows the conversion of ammonium to nitrate. It also has a subzero freeze point, extending your window of protection against environmental impacts like temperature while also boosting your yield potential. Learn how you can maximize the nutrients available for crop uptake and get 3X better protection with CENTURO. >> Learn more
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In search of a better soil N test

Richard Farrell and Fran Walley, professors in the University of Saskatchewan’s soil science department, are leading a project to develop a soil nitrogen (N) test to better measure how much N the soil could supply over the growing season. This information will allow more accurate estimates of the crop’s fertilizer requirements, helping growers reduce fertilizer inputs and minimize N losses to the environment. » Learn more

Wheat variety influence on fungal communities

Arbuscular mycorrhiza are symbiotic relationships between plant roots and fungi. A 2018 study published by researchers with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Swift Current Research Station in Saskatchewan examined interactions between these fungal communities and durum wheat genotypes. According to Walid Ellouz, one of the researchers, plant-soil microbial interactions have the potential to ultimately increase the value of Canadian wheat. » Learn more

Trade associations support request for WTO consultations

The Canola Council of Canada and the Alberta Wheat Commission support the Canadian government’s request for consultations with China. » Read more

“P week” sees review of 4R phosphorus management

Cynthia Grant and Don Flaten completed a review of the science base for phosphorus fertilization under 4R Nutrient Stewardship for the Northern Great Plains. » Read more

Canadian food and agtech innovation finalists revealed

Eight Canadian food and agtech companies were announced as finalists for the Nutrien-Radicle Challenge. » Read more