Can Crops Be Protected From Abiotic Stress at the Genetic Level?

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Geneticists call the process “transcription.” Here’s how it is helping us overcome environmental challenges previously beyond our control.   Abiotic stress can be described as the negative impact a non-living factor (such as weather) can have on a living organism (such as a plant). If it is severe, abiotic stress can cause physiological damage, and […]


Tissue Analysis-Your Nutrient Management Report Card

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Think of Tissue Analysis as a progress report of your crop’s health – and an opportunity for positive change If agronomy is all about learning, improving and striving to grow your best crop – tissue analysis is your report card. The purpose is to provide you with a way to monitor the progress of your […]


Soil Testing: The Nutrients You Never Knew You Had

Posted on: May 17, 2017

How strategic soil testing can help you get the most value from nutrients in your soil Discovering existing sources of plant-available nutrient is like finding a $20 bill in your jeans… money you never knew you had. It’s not a windfall, but it’s nothing to sneeze at. Growers are often surprised to learn that they […]


Seed Bed Utilization Strategies: Lowering Salt Index in Canola Seed Row

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Canola growers face a double-edged sword when applying common seed placed phosphorus fertilizers. Canola demands ample plant-available phosphorus to thrive. Since phosphorus is not very mobile in the soil, you need to get it as close to the seed as possible so it can be utilized. However, the high salt index of MAP and other […]


What Comes First-Soil Health or Plant Science?

Posted on: May 4, 2017

[Recommended reading]  Noble Foundation’s Buckner: Soil Health Must No Longer Take a Back Seat to Plant Science -Louise Burwood-Taylor]   Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Foundation argues that more research needs to go into efforts to understand and manage soil health– a field he feels has been long neglected. [Read article] In […]

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