The Editor's Desk

Simple Life

My great uncle Clint Whetter farmed a mile up the back road from our farm in southwest Manitoba. He was the youngest of four sons, a U of M Aggie and World War II veteran. He was on a bomber crew that flew 58 operations over Germany. Having to protect his stuff from three older...
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Farmer Panel

How do you test a new product?

On-farm trials are essential for farmers who want their own data on the effectiveness of new products and ideas. Setting up trials and taking them to harvest does requires a little extra work and planning, but the result is more informed decision-making and a better idea of what provides a return on investment – and what doesn’t.

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Feature

Soil sampling as step toward improved land use

Fertilizer rates based on soil sampling is a basic part of 4R nutrient management. This article explains how Federated Co-op 4R designated agronomists can help a farm allocate fertilizer resources based on the productivity of each field or zones within each field.

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The Editor's Desk

Postmethodically

We must respond posthaste. Must we? The word posthaste, a synonym for urgently, has its origins in communications. It literally means to send a letter quickly. It stems from a time when letters were delivered by foot or horse, and truly urgent messages were labeled “posthaste”. Now all of our posts are haste. Email, Facebook...
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