Spiritwood and Meadow Lake agPROVE Forums 2018

Please mark March 12th and March 20th on your calendar as a day not to be missed! Together with our sponsors, Cavalier Agrow presents the premier agronomy days in the region. This is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and be provided with information pivotal for weathering the changing tides in agriculture today. We hope to... read more

Cutworms

Cutworms With the 2017 growing season on the horizon, growers and agronomists are preparing to keep an eye out for pests in their crops. Cutworms have become a problem in our trading area in recent years. Good scouting and early control measures are key to preventing crop losses from these crop pests. Life Cycle Scouting... read more

Importance of Water Treatment Products

Water quality is one component of spraying that gets over looked time and again. Careful consideration is given to all other aspects of spraying like wind, nozzle size, and gallons per acre. Water quality and water treatment products are an opportunity for growers to maximize their crop input investments. Water is a key component when... read more

Why Should You Run A Trial?

The Cavalier Agrow agPROVE trial program is the largest and most consistent trial program in Western Canada. Utilizing field scale, 40 acre trials and calibrated weigh wagons each fall allows for improved reliability of results. With over 830 trials ran since the program’s inception in 2007, we have tested a huge variety of products to... read more

Alternative Pulses

Lentils Lentils should be seeded into moisture, about ¾ inch deep. They should be seeded at a rate of 55-60 lb/acre, resulting in about 12-14 plants/ft2. It is important to use a seed treatment as well. Typically they are a shorter plant but they can range anywhere from 8-30 inches in height. A bit of... read more

New Products for 2017

As we head closer to the start of a new growing season, many growers, advisors, retailers and manufacturers are planning their 2017 season. As growers go over their cropping intentions, budgets, and targets, there will be several new options available to them to utilize to help them reach their goals and make their life a... read more

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

Forage Fertility

Forage fertility is often a much neglected side of agriculture. Typically, forages are grown on marginal land, and often the goal for fertility is guided by how much the grower has spent each year on fertilizer in the past, or worse, “what Dad did.” Obviously, this has little to do with the requirements of the... read more

Reducing the Risk of Developing Weed Resistance

Weed resistance is becoming an issue across much of Western Canada. The list of herbicide resistant weeds grows every year. New resistant weeds are being discovered, and the resistant weeds are spreading throughout the prairies. Resistance develops over time and is more likely to occur when herbicides with the same active group are used repeatedly... read more