The Growing Point

Our goal with this newsletter is simple; to provide Alberta farmers and agronomists with timely, relevant and valuable agronomic knowledge sourced from science-based research and projects funded by Alberta Grains. You will also find a few opinion articles addressing management perspectives and other agronomic pointers to help you make informed agronomic decisions.

This monthly newsletter will include written articles, audio interviews and videos. Additionally, impromptu information may be released to address timely agronomic problems in Alberta. We hope the agronomic information from these newsletters brings value to your farm. 

To learn more about The Growing Point and our agronomy program e-mail our Agronomy and Extension Specialist

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February 2024

We are getting close to daylight saving, Spring is in the air and we are full-on into planning for the 2024 growing season!

In this newsletter, we share a variety of timely agronomic resources that assist with finalizing seeding plans and decisions that arise shortly after. We start with the newest prairie research to find out how to use enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) to benefit Canadian Western Red Spring production.

You will also find information on seeding planning, including seeding rates, seed treatment, and how to practice ultra-early seeding. Though a couple of months away from dealing with weeds and pests, it is a great idea to develop a record of weeds and check out the insect surveys, so you are prepared for what’s coming.

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