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OSTARA CRYSTAL GREEN Q&A SESSION

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Roland Leatherwood and Craig Davidson answer some key questions around Crystal Green, following Dr. Leatherwood’s webinar Introducing Crystal Green Watch the accompanying webinar to this Q&A session here: To Get CCA credits use this link:

 
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Introducing Ostara Crystal Green Webinar

Posted on: Oct 5, 2021

Roland Leatherwood, Ostara’s Director of Agronomy & Innovation, and Craig Davidson, President of Taurus Ag, present the agronomy of Crystal Green and how growers will benefit from it. Covered in this webinar: -What is Crystal Green-Soil Fertility-Importance of Phosphorous in Overall Plant Health-Nutrient Efficiency-Soil and Crop Compatibility-Top tips for Crystal Green 1 Nutrient Management CEU/CCA […]

 
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Agronomy with Mike: Active BUILD™

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Imagine knowing what your plants need, how they use it and what can take your yield over the top.  Join our Director of Science & Innovation, Mike Dolinski, as he explains the impact the nutrients in Active BUILD™ can have on your stressed plants.  Mike takes us on an agronomy journey that is easy to […]

 
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TAURUS Q&A SESSION: SOIL TEST INTERPRETATION

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021

Learn more about interpreting and understanding your soil test results and how to apply the information to a solid fertility plan. Craig Davidson and Mike Dolinski discuss some key things to focus on when looking at your soil test results, as well as, considerations when designing your fertility plan.  What a better way to spend […]

 
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PRESS RELEASE: MASSIVE EXPANSION PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR OSTARA AND CRYSTAL GREEN®

Posted on: Nov 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ostara and Oakley Sign Letter of Intent for Purchase of Oakley’sSt. Louis Granulation Facility and Long-term Terminal Services VANCOUVER, BC, RIVERVIEW, FL and LITTLE ROCK, AR – November 3, 2020 – Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. (“Ostara”) and Bruce Oakley, Inc. (“Oakley”) announced today the entering into of a Letter of Intent […]

 
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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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