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spring 2022 farming smarter magazine
August 25, 2022

Farming Smarter Spring 2022

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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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rolling cereals feature
March 28, 2022

Impact of Land Rolling on Grain and Silage Production in Cereals Under Irrigation

Rolling Cereals Impact of Land Rolling on Grain and Silage Production in Cereals Under Irrigation Project Abstract Land rollers are commonly used to push rocks into the soils and improve harvest operation during silage crop production. Other benefits of land rolling include cleaner seed at harvest, and reduced damage to the harvesting equipment. However, there

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Winter Crops

Winter Crops Winter Crops Project Abstract Winter crops provide a distinct advantage over spring crops in extending the growing season under western Canadian conditions. Their longer period of growth compared to spring crops generally leads to higher grain yield in addition to limiting weed pressure and soil erosion. Due to these reasons, there is high

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Southern Alberta Pest Monitoring

Pest Monitoring Southern Alberta Pest Monitoring Project Abstract Distribution and abundance of insect pests in Alberta that affect field crops is correlated with climate, weather, agronomic practices, and natural enemies. These factors can be used to forecast insect pest populations and better understand where and when crops may be affected. Bertha Armyworm and Diamondback Moth

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Desiccation Timing Trials

Desiccation Timing Alfalfa Seed Commission – Desiccation Timing Trials Project Abstract Alfalfa seed production crops have a long growing season often harvested in Late September to early October when the weather is cooler with frost and possibility of snow or other inclement weather. Desiccation occurs within 7 days of application to prevent pod shattering. As

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Desiccation Product Trials

Product Trials Alfalfa Seed Commission – Desiccation Product Trials Project Abstract Reglone with a surfactant (usually Li700) is the common chemical combination used to desiccate seed alfalfa crops in Southern Alberta. For organic systems of seed alfalfa production there is no chemical options for desiccation. Also, there are many surfactants on the market that can

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Alfalfa Weevil Trials

Alfalfa Weevil Trails Alfalfa Seed Commission – Alfalfa Weevil Trails Project Abstract Alfalfa weevils are a pest in seed alfalfa production because the larvae eat the flower buds off the plants. High population of Alfalfa weevil can substantially decrease yield. In the last few years, Alfalfa Weevil larvae have become more resistant to common insecticides

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Alberta Soil Health Benchmarking Monitoring

Soil Health Alberta Soil Health Benchmarking Monitoring Project Abstract There is an increasing interest in the link between soil health, plant health and ultimately food quality. Society is also concerned with carbon both in the air and soil. Since carbon and soil health are very closely connected, management practices that improve carbon sequestration will result

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