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Emerging Business – What does agriculture sustainability mean to you?

By Matt Owens What does agriculture sustainability mean to you? Simply put, you could say: Sustainability is the ability to produce higher yields with less effect to the environment. Growing safe, wholesome food is more than science – it’s an art. Not to mention, it is an extremely complicated business. Across the entire agriculture supply [...]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|0 Comments

Why do you have stress on your farm?

By Lacey Gerbrandt The most common thing I hear from farmers is the word “STRESS.”  When we held our Celebration of Women in Farming conference, we conducted a survey for attendees to rate what to discuss at the next conference, the most highly-rated topic was stress management (by far!). The cost of farming has changed [...]

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|0 Comments

The Lord of the Lentil

Our team at Emerge Ag Solutions thought it would be fitting to get in on the fun and run our own event.  This spring there are going to be more red lentils seeded than ever before. Thus, we are absolutely thrilled to introduce our Lord of the Lentil competition. This challenge allows producers to use [...]

April 15th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|0 Comments

Emerging News – Our Year for Pulses!

Back in November, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization launched the International Year of Pulses (IYP) for 2016. The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production highlighting food security and nutrition. Pulses such as: dry beans, dry peas, lentils, and chickpeas play [...]

April 7th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter|0 Comments

The Value in Micronutrients

So, you’ve been marketing the crop over the winter. Planning the crop rotation, the varieties, and buying the seed and inputs. All the while, you’ve been working on your fertility plan with your agronomist or on your own. Now, you think you should consider micronutrients…well, should you? Most know the basics, or the theory. Micronutrients [...]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Early Spring – Early Seeding?

The message everyone is hearing across the Prairies is it’s unseasonably warm and there is little or no snow cover. It looks like an early spring could be just around the corner, and with early spring comes considerations with regard to seeding. Some crops can go in early into cooler soils – peas and wheat [...]

March 7th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

Smart Farm Managers Use Certified Seed

The use of certified seed is not a foreign one, but when it comes to cereals, it certainly seems like it might be in Western Canada.  While certified seed use is 100 percent in canola, the biggest crop in Western Canada next to wheat, certified seed use in wheat hovers around 20 percent. Certified seed [...]

February 29th, 2016|Categories: news|0 Comments

2016 International Year of Pulses

Canada is a global leader in pulse production and in 2016, as part of the International Year of Pulses, there will be many events and initiatives to celebrate pulses and ultimately, grow the production of pulses in Western Canada. Pulse production is at 5.7 million tonnes and contributes over $3 billion to our economy. Canadian [...]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: news|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from all of us at Emerge Ag Solutions

As the holiday season approaches it is a fitting time to reflect on the past year and those who have helped shape our business. It is an opportunity to thank the friends and customers who help our business and make our jobs a pleasure all year long. It is the people in the communities we [...]

December 10th, 2015|Categories: news, Newsletter|0 Comments

10 Billion

By Pat Toner That’s a lot. No matter how you look at it. But what on earth does it mean, and what kind of title is that for a newsletter article? Well, for some, you might recognize this as the forecast Maximum Sustainable Human Population of the Planet. Granted, the number is up for debate, [...]

December 8th, 2015|Categories: news, Newsletter|0 Comments