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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 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
Country Guide
May 17, 2017

The Next Big Disruption in Agriculture

By Gerald Pilger Published: May 8, 2017 Crops, Guide Business, Opinion Sometimes a shock… Read More

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Quote from realagriculture

“Alberta’s Peace Region has taken flack over the years for its tight canola rotations. The snow-canola-snow rotation was once a laughing matter, but after today’s announcement the joke is no longer funny. The Canola Council of Canada has announced that clubroot has been discovered in the southeast corner of the northern Alberta region. This changes things quickly for many farmers, agronomists, and the industry.”

Below are links to information on clubroot from several reliable information sources.  Please take the time to read the information and learn firsthand what this devastating disease can do to the agriculture industry.

Canola Council of Canada

Frequently asked questions

Alberta Clubroot Management Plan

Agdex - Clubroot Disease of Canola and Mustard

What Causes Clubroot in Canola

Soil Sampling for Clubroot