An Ontario crop business is the first in Canada to adopt a unique system for late-season applications of nitrogen on corn and soybeans. By using the GreenSeeker technology and the Y-Drop system, which is attached to a high-clearance sprayer, Good Crop Services Ltd. of New Hamburg is finding a way to apply the right amount of fertilizer at the right time and in the right place. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Agricultural producers in and around Whitecourt and Slave Lake. Alberta, have been profiting greatly from what was once thought of as a “waste product,” mechanical pulp sludge, produced by Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC), Millar Western Forest Products and Slave Lake Pulp (SLP). This is all thanks to 20 years’ worth of research led by the Alberta Research Council (ARC) (now part of Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures) with support from the Mechanical Pulp and Paper Consortium Research Program. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Once thought of as a waste product, mechanical pulp sludge is being used on both agricultural and forest soils in Alberta as a “super fertilizer." Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
There is no reason to be alarmed. Just because research has shown that chickpeas do not fix as much nitrogen (N) as is exported in the seed, this doesn’t mean that chickpeas are bad for soil fertility or that you shouldn’t grow them. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Despite the fact that Canada is one of the world’s foremost potash producers, soil test potassium levels in Eastern Canada have declined in recent years. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!