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INSPIRING VIEWS ON THE EVOLUTION
OF SOIL AND AGRICULTURE

Conserving Moisture at Seeding Time

One defining characteristic of the Great Plains is the variability of weather conditions.  While some areas are still recovering from excessive moisture dating back to last fall, a large part of the region has been dealing with substantial drought over the course of this spring and summer.  Even with all the advancements in crop science and biotechnology, moisture is still the main limiting factor in producing a high-yielding, high quality crop.  Obviously, producers cannot control if it rains or how much; what they can control is soil conservation practices that determine how much moisture the land retains.  When soils are tilled, exposure to the air results in moisture loss due to evaporation; the more frequent the tillage, the greater the loss.  The last thirty years have seen a widespread use of minimum tillage practices, especially in areas with typically… Read More »

Seed Hawk Patented Precision Openers

Pre-Seeding Tips

Hello Everyone

As we turn the page on the calendar into April, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss an important step before seeding cereals this spring.

Cleaning Bin-Run Seed

Many producers continue to use their own seed grown the previous year for planting – a practice commonly referred to as… Read More »

The Fenix III has Landed in Oxbow, Saskatchewan

Lab testing of the Fenix III Meter was just the start.   We also wanted to make sure that the Fenix III Meter was up to the demands of real life, so we tested it in grower fields with similar conditions to that of most of our customers.  This way we knew you would know that it would also… Read More »

Marvin Redlick’s farm in Biggar, SK

The Fenix III is big, but this is Biggar!

If you drive an hour west of Saskatoon on Hwy. 14, you will come across the lovely town of Biggar, SK. Biggar is known for two things – being the home town of Olympic gold medalist and three-time world women’s curling champion Sandra Schmirler, and the “Hanson Buck” (world record white-tailed… Read More »

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