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XiteBio / 23.10.2020

Any pulse or soybean grower will be familiar with bacterial inoculants: nitrogen (N)-fixing bacteria that make a symbiosis with your plant roots, form nodules and provide N to your crop. But N-fixing bacteria are not the only biological crop input out there, and legume crops are not the only ones who can benefit from these ag-biologicals. On this week’s edition of growing possibilities, we will discuss how biologicals beyond N-fixing bacteria can help all of your crops reach their maximum performance & yield potential. Nitrogen fixing bacteria as legume...

XiteBio / 16.10.2020

Many farmers are familiar with applying inoculants and biologicals on their spring crops. With the increased interest in fall-seeded crops like winter cereals and winter peas many farmers will be looking to use similar products during fall seeding. You don’t need a keen eye to notice crop acres look very different after autumn harvest than they do in the spring, so it stands to reason that application will look different too. In this week’s edition of Growing Possibilities, we will see how applying biologicals on a fall seeded...

XiteBio / 09.10.2020

As the seasons start to change and harvest starts wrapping up, there is one thing prairie farmers dread: overnight frost. In this week’s edition of growing possibilities, we are going to look at how early fall frost can affect different crops at the end of the growing season and the soil microbes that help them grow. One of the most frost sensitive crops on the prairies is canola. Canola is most sensitive to frost during immature stages, when moisture content is higher, so frost during these stages will affect...

XiteBio / 02.10.2020

Now that harvest is coming to a close, many growers are reflecting on this year’s crop and thinking about what went well and what didn’t. If you noticed brown roots, yellow plants or a decrease in yield, Aphanomyces Root Rot (ARR) should be the first thing on your mind. ARR is one of the most devastating diseases your pulse crops can encounter, decimating pea yields by as much as 70% in severe infestations (1). In this week’s edition of growing possibilities, we will be highlighting the need to...