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Greg Paranich of Performance Seeds in Blackfalds describes some of the advantages of cover crops.

Clearwater County aims to cook up successful cover crop recipes

Cover crops offer many benefits but what’s the right mix of grasses, brassicas, and legumes?

Clearwater County has started experimenting with cover crops, and outlined some of their benefits during its recent West County Ag Tour. “It’s a great year to talk about cover crops because in order to maintain our moisture in the soil, we are going to need organic matter, which cover crops build. We are going to […] Read more


Seed-placed fertilizer boosts production, but too much can set a crop back.

Don’t feel the burn when seed placing fertilizer

Seedbed utilization, soil type, moisture levels, and seed size are all key factors when deciding application amounts

While the benefits of seed-placed fertilizer are certain, it is important to ensure proper amounts are being placed with the seed, says provincial crop specialist Mark Cutts. “Applying too much fertilizer with the seed can reduce or delay crop emergence,” said Cutts. “To ensure seed-placed fertilizers are being managed properly, an understanding of the factors […] Read more