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MEASURING SOIL HEALTH BEYOND NUTRIENTS – Part 1

Posted on: Aug 23, 2017

New Soil Health Test from A&L Canada Laboratories Factors In Beneficial Micro-organisms. As growers, when we hear the terms “bacteria” and “microorganism”, our tendency is to think the worst – and shudder at the prospect of soil borne diseases that can attack a plant or threaten a crop. However, just as there are good bacteria […]

 
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7 WAYS POTASSIUM PROMOTES HEALTHY CROPS

Posted on: Jun 28, 2017

Potassium (K) is an essential mineral to all living things. In plants, potassium plays a key role in many processes central to healthy plant growth, and therefore, has an important impact on yield and quality. Let’s look at the key plant functions that rely on potassium, followed by tips for identifying potassium deficiency through visual […]

 
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4 REASONS PH LEVELS MATTER IN SPRAY SOLUTIONS.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2017

From product efficacy to ease of application, it is important to get your pH levels right. With heightened awareness around agronomic practices, growers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of knowing and managing pH levels in the soil. However, it is important not to forget that pH levels of the water you use can […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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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