Blog

Western Canada

Check out our new blog! Come back daily to see new posts and subscribe to our RSS feed.
View RSS Feed

Archives

Other Blogs

  • Jul12Tue

    Couldn’t said it better

    July 12, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Agronomy

    As in most sales jobs having customers believe in the product you are selling is the best reward and leads to more satisfied customers. I am happy to share one such story from a customer and a consulting agronomist, Steve Larocque http: beyondagronomy.com .

    - Keith

    Accidental trial shows importance of P in furrow

    There are two crops that I find...

  • Jun30Thu

    Ag in Motion

    June 30, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Odds and Ends

    Well Ag in Motion is right around the corner and runs from July 19-21 this year. Having attended last year’s show, I expect a huge turnout and lots of amazing things to see and learn. It’s a great opportunity for farmers to get up close the new equipment and technology that is out there and to actually see it in action! From drones...

  • Jun10Fri

    Does spring weather dictate your crop plans?

    June 10, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion

    Plan for a poor crop and that is what you will get, No matter what!!  Plan for a good crop and you just may get it!!

     

    The spring weather of 2016 has been a fickle one. Very early spring, early hot dry weather, then + 32 temps with strong winds for days on end, extremely early seeding in places, it was looking like we are in for a...

  • May30Mon

    Filters

    May 30, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Equipment

    As I find the 2016 seeding season winding down.  I wanted to highlight a very important stress saving investment when using a liquid fertilizer such as Alpine G22.

    As careful as we all are not to contaminate tanks, it does happen.  If filters are in place even to the point it’s over kill this will keep issues happening before...

  • May16Mon

    Spring frost damage on Canola

    May 16, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy

    With the forecast for cold temperatures and the risk or incidences of frost, many producers may be concerned about damage on their canola that may be out of the ground. The temperature at which frost injury occurs varies with; growth stage, moisture content and the length of time the temperature remains below freezing.  Low temperatures...

  • May11Wed

    Peace Country Challenges

    May 11, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy

    Here we are again starting a new crop year from the Peace Country. Spring has come early this year with seeding about three weeks ahead of last year. The weather here has been extremely warm this spring with temperatures in the high 20’s at times. Due to this seeding has progressed quite fast with some area in the Peace Country 95%...

  • May2Mon

    Conditions across the line

    May 2, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Agronomy

    The season is upon us in the PNW.  First time experiencing 30% of the acres already in Winter wheat being sprayed with herbicide fertility before the seeding of the spring crops takes off.  It has been an interesting adjustment to the critical timing this season, as the weather has been so mild, fields have dried up, and spraying and...

  • Apr29Fri

    Spring is here

    April 29, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy, Equipment
    Make sure you circulate your ALPINE tanks if it has been stored over winter Using air at about 7 psi works well – 1 hr per 3000 gals Any questions call your ALPINE DSM - Terry
  • For a lot of growers seeding planting is literally just around the corner (and may have already started depending on what part of Western Canada you live in). One of the most important aspects of spring for a farmer is getting his equipment ready for the field and in my part of the world (Eastern Manitoba), the most important piece of equipment...

  • Apr5Tue

    Finding inspiration in interesting places.

    April 5, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion

    Peyton Manning retired from the NFL on March 7, 2016. Peyton is one of my heroes and I have admired him for many years, not because he was a football player but because of how he approached his craft. He always strove for perfection and never settled for “good enough.” He was never the best athlete or most skilled, but he worked...