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Urea on Snow
January 15, 2018

Urea on Snow? Just say no

by Ron Lyseng Western Producer, January 11, 2018 The calendar says, ‘yes, do it,’ but the data says, ‘whoa’; researchers adamant that applying urea on frozen fields is a bad idea A few prairie farmers are taking advantage of fields almost barren of snow this winter to apply urea, a practice akin to spreading hundred dollar bills to frozen soil. That’s the opinion of Rigas Karamanos, senior agronomist for Koch Agronomic Services in Calgary. “This is not agronomically sound. Somebody’s telling them it’s OK, but it’s not OK,” he said. “When nitrogen fertilizer sits in snow or frozen ground, your losses can be as high as 50 percent. It’s terrible.” Karamanos said the people who are advising this practice are not being honest with their clients. “Who, you ask? It’s people who simply want to sell fertilizer, that’s all,” he said. “That’s who’s telling producers it’s OK. There’s so much… Read More
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Dec 19, 2017

SARDA a Year in Review

The year 2017 began with an air of excitement and enthusiasm. Booth sales for the Smoky… Read More
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Aug 30, 2017

Clubroot confirmed in the Peace Region

by Shelleen Gerbig, P.Ag., Extension Coordinator, SARDA Quote from realagriculture… Read More
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Aug 04, 2017

Growers need to adopt sustainable farming practices to meet growing food demands: Fertilizer Canada

Global population estimated to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050 By Diego Flammini Assistant… Read More
Summer Fieldschool 2016
Jun 21, 2017

Summer Field School call for enrollment

SARDA Ag Research is hosting our 4th annual Summer Field School and we would like you to… Read More
Jun 06, 2017

SARDA Ag Research - Responding to producers’ needs

SARDA has a busy year planned! We’re expanding our public events and research trials so… Read More