Two new Growing Point podcasts are now available

In the two latest episodes of The Growing Point Podcast, host Jeremy Boychyn is joined by Edgar Hammermeister of Western Ag and Dr. Charles Geddes of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Episode 38:  Nitrogen release, the birch effect, and managing the unknown

In this episode, we chat with Edgar Hammermeister. Edgar is the Manager of Professional Agronomy at Western Ag. We chat with Edger about what the birch effect is, how it works, and how it affects farmers nitrogen decisions. We also discuss the impacts that variable nitrogen release from soil organic matter has on nitrogen planning and what producers can do to be more accurate with their decisions.

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Episode 39: Battling Kochia with crop selection, seeding rate, and row spacing

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Charles Geddes, a weed research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge. Geddes discusses the challenges of managing kochia, tactics producers can implement to fight back, as well as the impacts of different crop types and cultural practices that can push back on kochia pressure.

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