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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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Are atmospheric CO2 levels negatively impacting the nutritional values of the crops we produce?

Posted on: Oct 12, 2017

Growers have always prided themselves on providing the nutrient-rich grains, fruits and vegetables required to feed a growing global population. At the same time, responsible parents have insisted their children eat naturally grown food to get the minerals, vitamins and proteins the body needs for healthy growth and development. A new field of research is […]

 
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3 Considerations when Working with an NBPT Product

Posted on: Oct 4, 2017

For growers, fall is a time to not only catch up on things, but to get a jump on the next growing season so there isn’t so much to worry about in the spring. Some use the window to fall apply urea, UAN or anhydrous ammonia. Others take the opportunity to purchase product for next […]

 
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Preventing Nitrogen Loss in your Fall Applications

Posted on: Aug 2, 2017

It is well known that plants use Nitrogen most efficiently when applied as close as possible to the time of plant uptake. However, we know that regardless of how you are applying your Nitrogen – it is subject to potential losses. The risk of this loss depends on the type of Nitrogen source you are […]

 
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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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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 […]

 
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The Two Minute Drill: How to maximize useable nitrogen in your crop

Posted on: Apr 17, 2017

Would you ever dream of going outside on a windy day and throwing a stack of hundred dollar bills in the air? Didn’t think so. Canadian growers spend upwards of $100/acre on fertilizer. Urea is the most commonly used nitrogen fertilizer due to its high N analysis, low cost and ease of handling. Yet, surprisingly, […]

 
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Leading Edge Phosphate Technology, Crystal Green® Available to Advanced Western Canadian Growers

Posted on: Mar 17, 2017

Taurus Ag Marketing Inc. is pleased to announce our alliance with Ostara Nutrient Division based out of Vancouver, BC to bring their agronomically driven phosphate magnesium technology, Crystal Green®, to a broader scope of leading edge growers across Western Canada. “We are very pleased to be able to work with Ostara and bring a higher […]

 
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What To Expect From Enhanced Seed Nutrition

Posted on: Mar 10, 2017

Healthy Seed – Healthy Start! The evolution of seed applied nutrition within the Western Canadian market place has come a long ways in the last 10-12 years. The first known seed applied nutrient product was introduced based on several key agronomic factors that still hold true to today. Most growers understand the importance of vigorous […]

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