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Thinking of Calcium Beyond the Plant

Posted on: Sep 25, 2020

It’s time to give Calcium the credit it deserves! When we talk about most nutrients, we tend to narrowly focus on how the plant utilizes these vital minerals to enhance growth and yield. While Calcium (Ca2+) is essential to plant growth and development, it plays an equally important role when it comes to soil composition, […]

 
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THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF MOLYBDENUM

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020

For a “Minor” Element Molybdenum Has Big Impact For All Crops To make sure the health of your plants and your yields are maximized in 2020, let’s do a quick refresher on molybdenum (Mo or abbreviated as “Moly”). In a plant, Mo’s role is to transform nitrogen to amino acids.  In legumes it enables nitrogen […]

 
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GROWTH STAGING CANOLA

Posted on: Apr 29, 2020

Join Mike Dolinski as he delves into the world of canola and staging using his microscopic pictures as a learning tool. Topics covered: Nutrient considerations and damage Roots Staging: Germination, vegetative growth, pollination, reproduction Club root- infection/ photos/ where to now Have questions? Connect with one of our reps.

 
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PEAS: GETTING TO KNOW US

Posted on: Apr 23, 2020

Continuing on in our crop staging series Mike Dolinski and Adam Smith will join forces to bring you a new webinar with never before seen microscopic imagery of pea growth. Guaranteed not to be the same old agronomic info you’ve seen before. Mike and Adam focus in detail on seed nutrient quality, germination and seedling […]

 
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Taurus Agronomic Bites-Nitrogen Management: Understanding Your Options

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020

Want to learn more about Nitrogen?  Our team of Taurus experts dive into a conversation around Nitrogen management and the challenges that Western Canada will face this spring. The in’s and outs of nitrogen management, ways to mitigate N loss scenarios like a wet fall and wet spring; alternative options for application with late seeding; […]

 
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Divide and Conquer

Posted on: Jun 11, 2019

Split Nitrogen Applications: More than Just a Nitrogen Management Tool In recent years, a growing number of agronomists have started recommending that producers not apply all of their nitrogen at seeding. Instead, they suggest a split nitrogen application, where a portion of nitrogen is withheld and applied when the crop is ready for it (typically […]

 
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Sulphur – the Ultimate Role Player

Posted on: Feb 7, 2019

On every hockey team, you have your top line – the stars who get all of the glory and attention (not to mention, command the big bucks). Just as important are the role players. Those who quietly do their job out of the spotlight, and to less fanfare. Often their contributions to the team’s success […]

 
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PRESS RELEASE: Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. Announces Strategic Financial Investment from Taurus Agricultural Marketing Inc.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018

Partnership endorses Ostara’s sustainable crop nutrition movement. VANCOUVER and CALGARY, CANADA – November 13, 2018 – Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. (Ostara) announces strategic financial investment from Taurus Agricultural Marketing, Inc. (Taurus) endorsing Ostara as a leader in the sustainable crop nutrition movement. The investment follows the recent signing of a long-term exclusive distribution agreement […]

 
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Phosphate fertilizer prevents tie up in high and low pH soils

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018

Phosphorus is essential to the survival of every living organism on our planet. Yet Phosphorus is a major challenge for North American cities – and for Canadian growers – for two vastly different reasons. For cities, it is a nuisance mineral that must be removed from the wastewater treatment, or risk causing algae blooms when […]

 
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Lowering fertilizer salts to prevent seed burn

Posted on: Oct 24, 2018

Please hold the salt! You’re sitting on the examination table in the doctor’s office. Your physician comes into the room, looks at your chart, and says with a small frown, “Your blood pressure is high. You need to cut down on your salt intake.” Excessive salt isn’t just a concern for us humans. It can […]

 
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10 Tips to Limit and Manage Herbicide Resistance

Posted on: Oct 11, 2018

It’s been several decades since the first case of herbicide resistance was found in Western Canada, but as the years have passed, we’re seeing more and more situations where herbicides are not as effective as they used to be. Over half of the 70 million acres of farmland on the Canadian prairies now have a […]

 
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No time for small talk: Plant communications and yield.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2018

They say if you want something in life, you have to ask for it. Scientists have learned this not only applies to people, but also to plants. It turns out, plants are not the strong silent type after all. They are actually very active and effective communicators. This ability to ‘converse’ can not only help […]

 
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Phosphorus fertilizer provides on-demand buffet for plants

Posted on: Sep 12, 2018

Phosphorus is an essential part of every plant’s diet. Yet it’s lack of mobility in the soil, and challenges getting it to the roots when they need it the most can leave plants hungering for more: especially in soils that fall outside of the neutral pH range. A new category of agricultural fertilizer is making […]

 
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PRESS RELEASE: Taurus and SUL4R-PLUS LLC form long term distribution agreement

Posted on: Sep 5, 2018

TAURUS AND SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC FORM DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT TO BRING THE SUL4R-PLUS® FAMILY OF FERTILITY PRODUCTS TO CANADA Taurus is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term distribution agreement with SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, a provider of innovative fertilizer products for the agricultural market. Taurus and SUL4R-PLUS will develop, market, and distribute the SUL4R-PLUS® family of fertility products […]

 
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PRESS RELEASE: TAURUS AND OSTARA PARTNER TO BRING CANADIAN GROWERS CRYSTAL GREEN® PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER

Posted on: Aug 13, 2018

A Message from Craig Davidson-President Taurus Agricultural Marketing It is with great pleasure that Taurus Agricultural Marketing Inc., announces the finalization of a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., for the sale and agronomic support of Crystal Green® and forthcoming technologies into Western Canada and Ontario. Taurus has been fortunate to […]

 
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How Foliar Nutrients Minimize Seen and Unseen Herbicide Stress

Posted on: May 16, 2018

In an effort to reduce competition and maximize yield in your fields, you rely on an ever-growing list of selective pre and post-emergent herbicides. These products are formulated with active ingredients designed to kill weeds, without causing visible damage to the crop. But did you know that even though your plants may not show physical […]

 
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The differences between NBPT, DCD and DMPP

Posted on: Mar 28, 2018

Understanding and preventing nitrogen loss Using nitrogen stabilizers to halt the processes responsible for nitrogen loss in urea/UAN fertilizer provides substantial agronomic and economic benefits – ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. Today, we look at how and when to use NBPT, DCD and DMPP, the three most common nitrogen stabilizers for […]

 
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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT PROFILE: PHOSPHORUS-PART 3

Posted on: Jan 18, 2018

Six strategies for building phosphorus levels in the soil In our series on Phosphorus, we’ve gained a few crucial insights about this vital nutrient: P is essential to plant health, growth and yield. It plays a central role in photosynthesis, energy, protein synthesis and more. Phosphorus has very limited mobility in the soil. Plant availability […]

 
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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT PROFILE: PHOSPHORUS-PART 2

Posted on: Dec 20, 2017

Understanding crop available phosphorus The behavior of Phosphorus (P) in the soil has long puzzled scientists. Curiously, Phosphorus is not particularly mobile. In western Canadian soils, there is generally an extremely low probability of leaching.[1] This poses a challenge, since this key nutrient must be absorbed through the plant’s root system. Before we get into […]

 
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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT PROFILE: PHOSPHORUS-PART 1

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017

The importance of phosphorus to crops Phosphorus (P) takes its rightful place alongside Nitrogen and Potassium among the three primary macronutrients essential to successful plant growth. Without Phosphorus, photosynthesis could not occur. Phosphorus plays a key role in complex energy transformations that are necessary to all life, as a main ingredient in ATP (adenosine triphosphate). […]

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