Posts from "April, 2014"

Using BIXS just got a whole lot better

If you thought accessing and using the original BIXS program was just okay (or maybe you didn’t think it was really that great), don’t make any further judgments until you check out the new updated version BIXS 2.0. After wide spread consultation across the industry and a few months of redesign, the new BIXS 2.0

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Will this be a good corn year?

As prairie farmers wait impatiently for the first sustained period of seasonal-average temperatures since 2013, the prospect of another delayed spring now seems almost a certainty. That kind of trouble is bad enough for those seeding the usual canola, wheat and other cereal crops, but it has to be weighing heavily on those who have

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Fighting the renewable fuel devil

I don’t believe I have seen any studies yet challenging the value of motherhood, but I am sure one is underway somewhere. In that vane, it was interesting to read this week that scientists are working to develop a more mechanical means to produce ethanol, which could replace the nasty practice of producing biofuels from

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In search of Nutsedge and long lost bridesmaids

It has been another exciting week here at the Grainews foreign office in Calgary. First, I received a news release about a new-to-Canada herbicide that will end all your worries over purple and yellow nutsedge. I thought, “this is great news, except I have never heard of purple and yellow nutsedge…I obviously have been in

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