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  • Nov3Fri

    Protecting your Inoculants and Biologicals

    November 3, 2017
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy

    This is a must do!!

     

    REMEMBER - These are living organisms that need to be protected and handled with care!!

     

    This can’t be stressed enough, it is very important to look after your   inoculants and your biologicals prior to planting. Keep them out of the sun, keep them cool, mix well before using!!! Some biologicals...

  • Nov9Wed

    BENEFITS OF AN ALPINE® PHAZED NUTRITION PROGRAM®

    Hundreds of Farmers have realized some of the greatest benefits of the Program during the farm oper November 9, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Opinion, Agronomy
    • Time saved from reduced dry application can save many hours, even days, during seeding.
    • There is often more space in the seed tanks for seed.
      • The starter effect of ALPINE G22 ®  typically saves additional days to emergence and, even more importantly, the crop is even and vigorous.
      • An even crop can be critical where crop rotations make...
  • Sep2Fri

    Harvest 2016

    September 2, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy
    Harvest is upon us. Some of our test plots are off already. Be sure to ask your ALPINE representative for all our trial work from this year and past years. We have built our product line on test plots and demonstration plots over 35 years   Terry
  • Aug30Tue

    Prickly Lettuce or Sow Thistle

    August 30, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy

    Check your pulse fields and know the difference. Heard from a customer they were mistaken in their weed problems got me looking at mine, and had the same issue. 

     
    Sow Thistle left, Prickly Lettuce right   photo: CropWeb™ by UNIVAR


    Spines in the midvien of Prickly Lettuce     photo: CropWeb™ by...

  • 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...

  • 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
  • Mar21Mon

    Micronutrients

    March 21, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Agronomy

    Not so many years ago when we looked at soil tests micronutrients weren’t an issue.  Going through all the soil tests I did last fall, every one of them is lacking in some kind of micro.  With our different practices in farming and the larger yields that are being taken off these days we have depleted our soils of these valuable...