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From Field to Future: Cutting Emissions Without Cutting Corners
In this episode of the Yara's Crop Nutrition Podcast, Scott and Dr. Rob Michelson discuss the Canadian government's mandate to reduce fertilizer-related greenhouse emissions by 30% by 2030. They are joined by Dr. Tom Bruulsema, the chief scientist at Plant Nutrition Canada, to delve into the evidence supporting the four R's of nutrient stewardship and their role in reducing emissions and improving nitrogen use efficiency. The conversation covers the importance of finding a balance between reducing emissions and maintaining high crop yields, the use of nitrification inhibitors to reduce nitrous oxide emissions, and the need to consider all four R's (rate, source, timing, and placement) in fertilizer management. Dr. Bruulsema highlights the economic benefits for farmers and the collaborative efforts between the government and industry to support the adoption of sustainable practices. The episode concludes with a call for continued collaboration and innovation to achieve lasting gains in nutrient stewardship. Tune in to gain insights into Canada's efforts to achieve emission reduction targets while maximizing productivity and sustainability in agriculture.
The Science Beneath Your Feet: Unearthing Nitrogen's Impact on Agriculture
In today's episode, we dive into the fascinating world of soil science and agronomy with Dr. Newell Kitchen, who has recently published an eye-opening research paper titled "A New Perspective When Examining Maize Fertilizer Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Incrementally." We'll explore the key insights from his groundbreaking work and how they can transform the future of farming.
Introduction to Dr. Newell Kitchen and his illustrious career in soil science and agronomy. History of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Where we've come in nitrogen management over the past 30 years Recommended Resources
Article, "A New Perspective When Examining Maize Fertilizer Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Incrementally" USDA Agriculture Research Service Website Newell's consulting business is Agronomic, Geologic & Environmental Services
Unlock the Mystery: Why Different Soil Labs Give Different Results!
In this episode, we're excited to welcome Dr. Grant Cardon, a professor and Extension Soils Specialist at Utah State University's Department of Plants, Soils & Climate. With years of expertise in soil, water, and nutrient management in the Western U.S., Dr. Cardon is a leading authority in his field. Today, Yara's Dr. Rob Mikkelsen joins in the conversation where we tackle a question many have about soil testing: "Why do different soil labs yield varying results from the same samples?" Dr. Cardon will guide us through the importance of accurate soil testing, the variables that cause these discrepancies, and how to ensure you're getting the most reliable data for your soil analyses. Whether you're an agronomist, a grower, or simply interested in the science behind the soil, this episode offers invaluable insights.
Soil Science Society of America's North American Proficiency Testing.
Check out Dr. Cardon's blog, Dirt Diggers Digest article on this subject.
Turning the 4Rs of Nutritent Stewardship to an 11!
We recently did a podcast episode on the creation of the 4Rs of Nutrient stewardship with Dr. Paul Fixen. This was a simple to understand management strategy to improve nutrient use efficiency and on-farm profits. Today we are going to expand on this strategy and talk about how the evolution of farming has changed and how we can become more precise in our execution of the 4Rs and see improved results.
Bee Buzz: Cultivating Profits with Pollinators
Today we are diving into a fascinating topic that is both crucial to modern agriculture and a wonder of the natural world – bees. These tiny yet mighty creatures have been an integral part of farming for centuries, shaping the landscapes of our fields and the flavors on our plates.
In this episode, we're joined by a seasoned bee expert, Jeff Shaw, Bee Hero, and Jesus Toro, Agronomy Specialist, and apiarist, who will guide us through the historical significance of bees in agriculture, their invaluable role in pollination, and how they can be allies in boosting your on-farm profits through complete nutrition programs. We'll explore the intricate relationship between bees and the crops they help flourish, uncovering the challenges they face and the solutions that pave the way for a harmonious coexistence.
Links that you might find helpful:
Bee Informed: dedicated to working with beekeepers to improve colony health and increase colony survivorship. Bee Where: Bringing beekeepers and pesticide applicators together by tracking and safeguarding hive locations across California using simple mapping tools Xerces Society: international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats American Beekeeper Federation: Acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry Project Apis m.: Funds research and efforts to improve honey bee health and vitality.
Fertility Unleashed: Mastering Apple Nutrient Balance and Growth
In this episode of the Yara Crop Nutrition Podcast, we will explore apple fertility, focusing on the key nutrients that are essential for optimal growth and fruit development. We also uncover the factors that impact fertility recommendations, including soil pH, organic matter content, weather conditions, and crop rotation practices. Emmaline Long, Agronomy Solutions Manager here in North America.
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Every time I listen to a Yara podcast I come away with another nugget of knowledge. Most episodes are 20-30 minutes long which is perfect for on the go and keeping material clear and concise. Keep them coming!