Yara is the world's crop nutrition leader with over 100 years of experience. In collaboration with customers and partners, Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfill its vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected.
Our crop nutrition solutions and precision farming offerings allow farmers to increase yields and improve product quality while reducing environmental impact.
What You Need to Know When You Are Taking Soil Samples
This is part 2 of our soil analysis series.
In this episode, we discuss when, where and how to take soil samples that you will send to the lab. We discuss the differences between grid sampling vs. zone sampling and composite sampling.
Listen to our first episode when we discussed why or if you should do soil analysis HERE
The History and Future of Phosphorus for Plants
Dr. Rob Mikkelsen, Yara North America's Director of Agronomic Services, helps us understand the origin of using phosphorus for plants and how this has changed over the years. We discuss what the future of phosphorus might look like too.
Read Dr. Rob's article we reference HERE
Check out a couple of our favorite episodes:
An Unsung Hero: Norman Borlaug The Alchemy of Air with author Thomas Hager
Is There Value in Soil Analysis?
We have stated that soil analysis should be your baseline & starting point for developing a good nutrition plan for your crops. Is this still the case? Are there better ways to determine what the plant needs to maximize its genetic potential? Are soil tests accurate? What about spatial variability? Do they cost too much money? Are tissue/petiole tests better?
In this part 1 of a series of episodes focused on soil analysis, Dr. Rob Mikkelsen and Markus Braaten discuss these questions and if and how soil analysis should be integrated into your workflow.
As we work through these topics, we would love to hear from YOU. If you have comments or questions, please submit them by clicking HERE or emailing email@example.com.
Overcoming Disruptions in Agriculture
There are many variables in farming. Distruptions are a challenge that growers are atuned to recognizing and making decisions that can minimize the impact. Gary Vogen, Yara North America's VP of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs joins Dr. Rob Mikkelsen and Devin Clarke to discuss some of the new regulatory issues that are specific to fertilizers and how they might effect agriculture.
The Importance of Post Harvest Irrigation with Almonds
Permanant Crop Manager, Devin Clarke, talks about the importance of post harvest irrigation on almonds relative to carbohydrate production and storage. It is the only time that we can build carbohydrates in excess of what the tree is demanding and store for the coming bloom resulting in improved yields.
This episode originally aired in the fall of 2018 when we weren't in an extreme drought. In this episode Yara's Regional Sales Manager, Peter DeBoer, and Spencer Cooper, formerly with the Almond Board of California discuss strategies to properly irrigate almonds post harvest.
If you would like further information, please visit
This article on Yara's web site The Almond Board of California's Irrigation Continuum Get in touch with the field outreach team at the Almond Board of California
What's Happening on our Incubator Farm in Saskatchewan, Canada?
Crop Manager Delaine Mandziak, gives us an update on the activities on one of our four North America Incubator Farms. Listen to our introduction to this farm on our initial episode about this Farm.
Delaine talks about the devestating drought conditions they have endured throughout Western Canada and they unexpected learnings from this. She also updates us on the 2022 observational data and the importance of a complete nutrition program during these challenging times.
The Saskatoon incubator farm is 80-acres of row crops that feature Western Canada's cropping system including canola, wheat, barley, peas, lentils, etc. To find out more about the Saskatoon field click HERE
Yara has created these incubator farms in North America with collaborative efforts with customers, partners, and various technology providers, Yara plans to utilize these farms to study and advance insights into all aspects of the cropping system. To find out more about the incubator farms click HERE.
Yara Crop Nutrition Pod Cast
Practical knowledge to increase farm profits and yields.
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!