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soil moisture feature
September 21, 2022

Monitoring Soil Moisture

Producers could stay thoroughly connected to their field moisture if a system developed by Ensemble Scientific and LiteFarm proves itself in Farming Smarter fields. With the Soil Moisture Monitoring project, our goal is to connect real time soil conditions and moisture levels to external information, e.g., weather forecasts, and package it into an accessible prescription

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spring 2022 farming smarter magazine
August 25, 2022

Farming Smarter Spring 2022

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August 4, 2022

Advancing Winter-Hardy Adaptability

Our winter-hardy crops are close to harvest! As most of our fall-seeded crops, and even some of the spring-seeded varieties, approach that critical point, our Custom Research team is eager to complete this year’s data! This one-year study funded by RDAR, and supported by Western Ag Innovations (WAI), includes six trials total, split across dryland

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spore trap feature
July 15, 2022

Testing Spore Potential

The spore traps are set. Now, it’s a waiting game. A Sporenado spore trap from our 2022 study. Our Field Tested program, along with 20/20 Seed Labs and Sporenado, work to provide producers with another option in the fight against fungicide in this study funded by Canadian Agricultural Partnership. When it comes to protecting their

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July 6, 2022

Variable Nitrogen fertility management of canola

Variable nitrogen management Variable nitrogen in canola Project Abstract The study will assess management zones for variable application of nitrogen fertilizer based on 5 years of previous yield maps and soil sampling. Complementary analyses will be done with landform analysis and soil sampling. Zones will be further assessed in relation to aerial/satellite photos and analysis

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rice planting feature
June 17, 2022

Undergoing New Endeavors

This season, we’re undertaking a new endeavour – the first of its kind! Michele Konschuh transplanting upland rice. In partnership with the University of Lethbridge and Galaxy Ag Ventures, a Farming Smarter project will grow upland rice in southern Alberta. We will work with Irrigated Crop Scientist, Dr. Michele Konschuh, on this study. Previously, Dr.

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intercropping corn feature
June 10, 2022

Intercropping Corn for Grazing Forages

This year, we have an exciting corn study investigating the practice of intercropping. Our goal for this study is to determine the potential to increase the nutritive value of corn for fall beef cattle grazing in western Canada. We are embarking on this study as part of a partnership with University of Manitoba’s Dr. Yvonne

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multiple weeds feature
May 19, 2022

Getting Eyes & Ears in the Field

Like life, weeds find a way. It’s our job to stop them. Every farmer should scout their fields for weeds. Scouting throughout the season gives you the advantage of knowing how your crop is handling the competition. Each growing season is different, but the more you learn about your field the better. Weeds emerging beneath

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May 13, 2022

Don’t Stress After Seeding

There is no denying that farming has its busy, stressful times. Psychologist and farmer Chelsey King says that there are many reasons why farmers stress over their crops.   “There can be a significant amount of pressure both external and internal,” King says.   Trevor Deering inspects his rows after seeding to ensure proper depth and rate.

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field peas feature
April 15, 2022

Fielding Fresh Peas

Farming Smarter and Bonduelle Group aim to develop the market for fresh pea growers and provide more pea varieties. In southern Alberta, the fresh pea market is incredibly niche. We wanted to work with Bonduelle to expand the number of varieties that producers can be confident choosing to grow. The difficulty with producing fresh peas

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