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Nitrogen – I’M LOSING IT!

Fertilizer is expensive. For many farm operations, fertilizer is the chief expense and nitrogen typically accounts for the largest portion of that expense. Needless to say, nitrogen fertilizer is very important, and making sure you’re using the correct amount, in the right form, at the right time, and with precise placement are all equally important... read more

The Importance of Copper in Cereals

Copper was identified as an essential plant nutrient in 1931 and is classified as a micronutrient since it is required in very small amounts in the plant. It is used throughout the plant in a variety of processes, including chlorophyll (photosynthesis) production, cell wall and stalk strength (lodging resistance), nodulation and nitrogen fixation in pulses,... read more

Meeting Your Crops’ Nutritional Requirements through Soil and Tissue Testing

Have you ever had a wheat crop that had yellow, twisted leaves? Or a canola crop that was pale green, thin, and had small leaves? These cases are examples of nutrient deficiency which have the potential to cause significant yield losses. In the examples above, the wheat crop would be suffering from copper deficiency and... read more