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Rotating Your Crops Pays Off

It is well documented that proper crop rotation is best practice for the sustainability and longevity of your farm. Rotating crops in a 3- to 4-year cycle helps lower disease and insect pressure, prolongs herbicide weed resistance when altering groups and adding tank mixes, and helps in tillage and fertility. There are plenty of benefits. So why do farmers deviate from their rotation?

When Corn Gets a Cool Reception

While farmers are usually warm hosts, they would love to give frost the cold shoulder. In years where you can’t avoid it, however, there are some things to keep in mind when frost might get to your silage corn.

The Corn Silage Harvest

Agronomists agree there are two steps involved in harvesting high-quality corn silage. First, determine if the corn has the correct moisture content. Second, make sure to harvest the crop in a timely manner.

Importance of Early Weed Control

By Ron Friesen Western Canadian soybean growers face a tough battle against early weeds this spring after an unusually wet fall left fields in terrible shape. A wet September followed… Read more

What’s Your Plan B for This Spring?

Getting seed into the ground in a proper and timely manner is number one priority for growers each spring. Spring is typically very busy for farmers and industry, and this… Read more

Benefits of Enlist E3™ Soybeans

By Ron Friesen A new soybean trait to Western Canada will give growers another tool in the ongoing struggle against herbicide resistant weeds. Enlist E3™ soybeans contain traits which provide… Read more

How Soybeans Can Help You This Spring

By Andrea Hilderman Preparing for the 2020 growing season has its challenges due largely to an incredibly ugly 2019 fall. Growers are making final decisions for the upcoming season, so… Read more