Seed is the most vital input on any farm, as without a seed we do not have our desired crop.  While there are several factors that will affect seed germination and seedling survival we will focus on in-furrow nutrition impacts on the crop.  Early nutrition for the developing seedling is important, however we can be… Read More

The 2020-2021 winter weather has been somewhat surprising, given that the typical polar vortex took its time getting to Canada. But it’s here now and until it moves on, Eric Snodgrass, senior atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, says he’s not comfortable in giving a planting weather forecast. Snodgrass says that modeling does suggest a decent… Read More

If you’re on the Canadian Prairies, chances are you could likely describe this winter as “meh.” There hasn’t been a lot of snowfall in most areas, and temperatures — until the last week or so — have been fairly mild. Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, agrees, calling it a “boring winter”… Read More

Heading into the busy seeding season, today’s RealAg LIVE! guests want to make sure you’re ready for the growing season ahead. Jan Morse of Loveland Products and Candice Robinson of Nutrien Ag Solutions join host Shaun Haney for a full discussion of Loveland’s Atlas XC, a biocatalyst product to aid in the availability of phosphorus… Read More

A Canadian fertilizer company is expanding its roots into Brazilian territory. Nutrien Ltd. announced today that it has started the paperwork to purchase Agrosema Comercial Agricola Ltda. The ag retailer, located in southern Brazil, has over 30 years of experience and annual sales hitting roughly US$60 million across 12 farm centers. “The Agrosema acquisition is… Read More

Weather plays a major role in the efficiency, profitability and overall success of your farm. Spring brings hectic schedules, volatile weather and sometimes unfavorable soil conditions. Fall typically allows for more time and resources to prepare for the following growing season, as well as lower instances of unpredictable weather. One job you can take care… Read More

Nutrien Ag Solutions’ digital portal gives its customers everything they need — from agronomic data and support to account data — to make timely decisions throughout the growing season at the touch of a finger. In this interview at the recent Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, Nutrien’s digital vice president Sol Goldfarb explains new… Read More

If you are a canola grower, you are most likely aware of the importance of nitrogen (N) when it comes to growing a successful canola crop. According to the Canola Council of Canada, canola needs 2.9 to 3.5 pounds per acre of available N per bushel of yield. Todd Latimer, senior marketing manager with Nutrien… Read More

Nutrien Ltd. announced it has acquired Van Horn Inc. — a U.S. ag retailer and agricultural services provider. In last year’s report, CropLife ranked Van Horn as the 42nd largest U.S. agricultural retailer. “Van Horn has built a strong ag retail business, with a track record of providing high value products and service for growers in Illinois,” says… Read More

When you’re growing in semi-arid areas or facing a low-rainfall year, the last thing your crops need is excess nitrogen consuming what little soil moisture remains. Unfortunately, with most nitrogen fertilizers, that’s exactly what happens. It has been demonstrated in studies that excess nitrogen during the vegetative growth stage can decrease yields in canola and… Read More

It has been quite the ride for soybeans over the past five years in Western Canada. From the promise of a can’t lose proposition, to the struggles of the past two years due to environmental conditions, soybeans are still working at finding a stable base of acres in the west. Due to the dry conditions… Read More

The advent of herbicide tolerant crops has simplified herbicide selection and timing for those crops types, but that convenience doesn’t apply to all. Plus, the reliance on a few chemistries has left farmers with herbicide resistance issues of several weed types. While the spectre of multi-resistant kochia or even worse weeds might seem insurmountable, Manitoba… Read More

It’s day one at Manitoba Ag Days held in Brandon, Man. and that’s where you’ll find RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney. As today’s show is sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, you’ll hear from Gary Topham, who’s the manager of agronomy service’s for Manitoba with the company. Also on today’s show, news lead Jessika Guse will have… Read More

 

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