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Got combine problems? Get the app

The Canola Council of Canada has a new smartphone tool for dealing with issues when combining. The combine optimization tool offers a step-by-step process to zero in on the issue (such as grain loss or grain sample quality) and then offers the adjustment options most likely to correct the issue. “In combine adjustments for all […] Read more


Crop Protection ‘Blue Book’ goes mobile

The Blue Book has long been popular reading in the homes of Alberta farmers — and now they can read it anywhere on their smartphones. The Crop Protection book (as it is officially known) is updated annually for previously registered products and includes newly registered pesticide products — herbicides, pesticides, seed treatments, and foliar fungicides. […] Read more

New version of farmers’ market app available

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has released an updated version of the farmers’ market mobile app. “People told us they were having trouble finding the times the markets were open on the app,” said farmers’ market specialist Eileen Kotowich. “It just wasn’t as intuitive as we had hoped.” The updated version of the app shows market […] Read more



Harvest loss: An app and Top 10 tips

Here are two resources for calculating and reducing harvest loss. The Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association has created a free app — SSCA Harvest Loss Calculator — for iPhones and iPads. The tool allows the user to enter the amount of seed in a sampling area of known size, either in weight, volume, or kernel number. […] Read more


Smartphone app helps farmers scout for Alberta’s noxious weeds

App allows farmers to identify noxious weeds and report them to their local municipal fieldmen

Need help identifying a noxious weed? Of course, there’s an app for that. “Most people have a phone with them at any given time,” said Jeff Fleischer, a member of the communications committee for the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. “We prepared the app so that people could have a list of all of the […] Read more