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Tag: Don Flaten

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 »

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Canola School: Closing the hole in the phosphorus cycle

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 24, 2017

Don Flaten holding a sample of struvite fertilizer.

Phosphorus is a critical nutrient in farming, but it has also received a lot of negative attention for the impact it can have on water quality. If we...Read more »

Canola School: Spring Options For N If You Missed Anhydrous In Fall

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 14, 2017

Wet conditions prevented normal fall fertilizer application in parts of Western Canada last fall, leaving growers looking at options for delivering...Read more »

Wheat School: New Nitrogen Strategies Needed to Keep Up With Big Yield Potential

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 17, 2016

Don Flaten leads a tour of one of the on-farm research sites for updating nitrogen strategies for higher yielding wheat varieties.

It’s been a long time since the last public research was conducted to support nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for wheat on the eastern side of...Read more »

Wheat School: Don’t Get Burned With Contaminant in Urea

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 14, 2016

Growers topdressing melted urea to boost wheat protein should be asking their supplier whether it contains a contaminant that’s toxic to wheat,...Read more »

Granular Phosphorus Extracted from Hog Manure Shows Promise in Canola & Wheat

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 16, 2016

Struvite granules from liquid hog manure (photo courtesy Francis Zvomuya)

Granular phosphorus fertilizer recovered from liquid hog manure could be a viable alternative to traditional 11-52 monoammonium phosphate (MAP)...Read more »

Growing Phosphorus Disparity Is Not Sustainable

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 28, 2016

The number of soil tests in Manitoba with phosphorus concentrations below the critical level for crop production grew by 7 percent between 2010 and...Read more »

Ladies & Gentlemen, Welcome to the 4R Nutrient Casino

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 21, 2016

Farmers are dealt a hand of cards each year. There are cards of fortune and cards of misfortune. Maybe it’s a wet spring or corn prices below $4/bu...Read more »

Soybean School West: The Rotational Approach to P Needs in Soybeans

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 27, 2015

USDA photo by Lance Cheung, 2015

Knowing full-well that the crop can experience seed burn if placed too close to phosphorous (P), many soybean farmers will apply no or very low...Read more »

Soybean School West — Soybean’s Relationship Status with Phosphorus: It’s Complicated

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 10, 2015

Soybeans are serious consumers of phosphorus, so it seems logical that supplying P fertilizer would be important for maximizing soybean yields,...Read more »

Beef Research School: How to Save Time & Money with Bale & Swath Grazing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 22, 2013

Extending the grazing season past the warm weather months isn’t just a great way to save on fuel and time, it also can significantly reduce feeding...Read more »