Category: Fertility

Switch up your fertilizer routine with deep banding

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 21, 2018

Vital crop nutrients act differently in the root zone. Some, such as nitrogen, move easily with soil water, but others, such as phosphorus, hardly...Read more »

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Fertilizer Canada launches new 4R designation toolkit

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 29, 2018

Canadian ag retailers have a new tool to help their farmer customers adopt 4R nutrient stewardship practices. With the launch of Fertilizer...Read more »

Canola School: Fertilizer toxicity may cause seedling death in dry conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 11, 2018

Not only do dry soil conditions hamper seed germination, they also raise the risk of fertilizer toxicity for seedlings after they germinate,...Read more »

Where are these nitrogen-fixing cereals, already?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 9, 2018

Stock photo. Taken at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre by Debra Murphy, 2016.

In 2013-14, the idea of nitrogen-fixing, non-leguminous crops hit the media big-time. UK-based Azotic Technologies was one of the companies making...Read more »

Wheat School: Check your sulphur source and rates

By: Bernard Tobin

April 30, 2018

RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is a big proponent of pushing nitrogen rates to pump up winter wheat yields. But for higher N rates to pay,...Read more »

Ontario ag retailers make 4R stewardship a priority

By: Bernard Tobin

April 18, 2018

Ontario ag retailers need to provide leadership in helping farmers adopt 4R nutrient stewardship and a new audit program can do just that, says...Read more »

Use active math when evaluating nitrogen stabilizers

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 12, 2018

When growing corn, many farmers utilize nitrogen stabilizers to protect their fertilizer investment. Agrotain has become a popular stabilizer choice...Read more »

Adjusting crop varieties to match field variability, not the field average

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 23, 2018

The resolution at which farm equipment can treat a field continues to shrink, automatically adjusting rates on-the-fly to account for variability in...Read more »

Wheat School: When does your crop need spring nitrogen?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 22, 2018

It’s late March and it’s cool in Ontario. Are you thinking about applying nitrogen to your winter wheat crop? If so, don’t mention it to...Read more »

Salford goes onboard with planter-mounted fertilizer applicator

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 18, 2018

Salford is giving growers the ability to apply either in-row, pop-up, or banded granular starter fertilizer with the ease and maneuverability that...Read more »

Case IH Nutri-Placer aims for high speed, low disturbance

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 15, 2018

It’s fast and it’s efficient. That’s what growers need to know about the new Nutri-Placer 940 fertilizer applicator. Case IH says its...Read more »

Neighbourhood nutrient plans share the load to better manage manure

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 10, 2018

Your farm has a nutrient management plan, but does it include your neighbours? A larger-scale plan is a great idea for intense livestock...Read more »

Corn School: Boost kernel size for more yield

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 24, 2018

If you’re targeting maximum corn yield, you need to fine-tune plant nutrition for a particular two-week period of the corn growing season, says...Read more »

Wheat School: What’s the best N rate for my goal yield and protein?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 23, 2018

How confident are you in your selected nitrogen (N) rate for wheat? Do you adjust that number based on yield potential? Variety? Soil type? How much...Read more »

Corn School: Using your drone to make better management decisions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 28, 2017

Recent advances in the availability and quality of satellite imagery is providing powerful in-season management insights for corn growers. Many...Read more »