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PRESS RELEASE: TAURUS AND OSTARA PARTNER TO BRING CANADIAN GROWERS CRYSTAL GREEN® PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER

Posted on: Aug 13, 2018

A Message from Craig Davidson-President Taurus Agricultural Marketing It is with great pleasure that Taurus Agricultural Marketing Inc., announces the finalization of a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., for the sale and agronomic support of Crystal Green® and forthcoming technologies into Western Canada and Ontario. Taurus has been fortunate to […]

 
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What if the Future of Agriculture is Here Now?

Posted on: Aug 2, 2018

Taurus’ Ag In Motion plots showcased a new way of thinking. We’ve all heard that old saying, “The proof is in the pudding.” For Taurus and those who had an opportunity to visit us at the 2018 Ag In Motion show, the proof is in the plots. This year’s show provided us with an opportunity […]

 
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What if Advanced Fertilizers Could Increase Your Efficiencies?

Posted on: Jul 11, 2018

These days, there is a great deal of talk around ways growers can farm more efficiently. After all, who doesn’t want to be more efficient! The idea of “efficiency” can be interpreted in a number of different ways. For example, you can improve cost efficiency in an effort to get greater value and return on […]

 
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What if What You Don’t See in Your Field is as Important as What You Do See?

Posted on: Jun 28, 2018

One of Taurus’ big focuses when it comes to advanced farming practices has been on expanding our knowledge about the complex relationships that take place between plants and organisms in the living soil. This is considered by many to be the next frontier in crop science – and a way to improve sustainability on the […]

 
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What if You Could Put Progressive Agronomy to the Test?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2018

Demonstrating agricultural products and practices in real-world conditions is the reason the Ag In Motion Expo (AIM) was created. Hosted in Saskatoon, this event allows progressive growers to see the latest innovations through live field and crop plot demonstrations. The 2018 Show runs from July 17th to 19th. Taurus is participating for the second straight […]

 
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Biostimulants and Plant Hormones

Posted on: May 31, 2018

Growers are no stranger to crop inputs, such as fertilizers and crop protection products. However, there is another, less widely known category of inputs that is gaining popularity on performance-driven farming operations. Agricultural biostimulants are organically or synthetically derived inputs that stimulate natural processes within a plant. They aid in plant nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency […]

 
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How Foliar Nutrients Minimize Seen and Unseen Herbicide Stress

Posted on: May 16, 2018

In an effort to reduce competition and maximize yield in your fields, you rely on an ever-growing list of selective pre and post-emergent herbicides. These products are formulated with active ingredients designed to kill weeds, without causing visible damage to the crop. But did you know that even though your plants may not show physical […]

 
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How nutritional seed dressings aid in germination and early seedling development

Posted on: May 2, 2018

From the moment a seed begins to germinate, it will be seeking nutrients required to fuel its growth and development. Fortunately, the seed has packed a small lunch: in the form of nutritional requirements wrapped in the seed coat. However, a young and rapidly growing plant often hungers for more. Choosing the right seed dressing […]

 
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What you need to know about pre-season soil sampling

Posted on: Apr 18, 2018

With Canadian growers spending over $4 Billion annually on fertilizer, pre-season soil sampling ensures decisions around nutrient investments are based on the best information available, rather than guesswork.  Today’s soil tests go far beyond measuring nutrients and can provide insights on soil health – which can help you develop a comprehensive input and management strategy. […]

 
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Helping Your Seed Succeed

Posted on: Apr 5, 2018

How a nutritional seed dressing benefits crops out of the gate Agricultural seed dressings have come a long way. Developed to get the seed off to the strongest possible start, they lay the groundwork for healthy germination and offer protection against common stressors. Nutritional seed dressings provide a wide range of benefits, including: Improved seedling […]

 
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The differences between NBPT, DCD and DMPP

Posted on: Mar 28, 2018

Understanding and preventing nitrogen loss Using nitrogen stabilizers to halt the processes responsible for nitrogen loss in urea/UAN fertilizer provides substantial agronomic and economic benefits – ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. Today, we look at how and when to use NBPT, DCD and DMPP, the three most common nitrogen stabilizers for […]

 
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Agricultural nutrient profile: micronutrients-part 3

Posted on: Mar 14, 2018

Micronutrient deficiency and yield: law of the minimum Growers can go to great lengths to ensure their plants have ample supplies of available macronutrients (NPK) – yet see their efforts undermined if they have a micronutrient deficiency. That is because the relationship between micronutrient deficiency and yield is just as important as that between macronutrients […]

 
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Agricultural nutrient profile: micronutrients-part 2

Posted on: Mar 8, 2018

Key micronutrient challenges While they are required in much lower quantities than macronutrients, micronutrients are every bit as important to the successful development of crops. We have chosen to focus on zinc, boron, copper and manganese because they are potentially the four biggest micronutrient challenges growers deal with. Below, we will look at the role […]

 
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Agricultural Nutrient Profile: Micronutrients-Part 1

Posted on: Feb 28, 2018

An introduction to micronutrients in crop production While much of the focus around fertilizer programs involves macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) and secondary nutrients (calcium, magnesium, and sulphur) – one cannot underestimate the importance of micronutrients in crop production. There are several micronutrients that are essential for proper crop development. These are: Boron (B): Plays […]

 
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Agricultural Nutrient Profile: Potassium (K)-Part 3

Posted on: Feb 14, 2018

How other nutrients affect potassium uptake in plants Because of its essential role in plant health, it is important to have optimum levels of potassium in the soil – and that its uptake is not impeded. But did you know that an imbalance of certain soil nutrients can hinder potassium uptake in plants? A balancing […]

 
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Agricultural Nutrient Profile: Potassium (K)-Part 2

Posted on: Feb 7, 2018

Potassium availability in the soil How do you determine potassium availability in the soil, and what factors can impact the uptake of K in crop production? It begins by understanding that potassium exists in the soil in one of three forms: unavailable, readily available and slowly available to plants. Unavailable potassium The vast majority of […]

 
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Agricultural Nutrient Profile: Potassium (K)-Part 1

Posted on: Jan 31, 2018

The role of potassium in crop production You know K is one of the essential macronutrients required for successful plant growth: but do you know the role of potassium in crop production? Make that roles, because potassium is responsible for many key plant functions. How K affects overall plant health and crop quality. Next to […]

 
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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT PROFILE: PHOSPHORUS-PART 3

Posted on: Jan 18, 2018

Six strategies for building phosphorus levels in the soil In our series on Phosphorus, we’ve gained a few crucial insights about this vital nutrient: P is essential to plant health, growth and yield. It plays a central role in photosynthesis, energy, protein synthesis and more. Phosphorus has very limited mobility in the soil. Plant availability […]

 
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2018 Agronomic Resolutions

Posted on: Jan 3, 2018

10 AGRONOMIC RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR We’ve just turned the calendar on another year. We hope 2017 was good to you, and your farming operation. But what if we told you 2018 could be even better? The team at Taurus would like to share Ten Agronomic Resolutions you can make for the New Year. […]

 
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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT PROFILE: PHOSPHORUS-PART 2

Posted on: Dec 20, 2017

Understanding crop available phosphorus The behavior of Phosphorus (P) in the soil has long puzzled scientists. Curiously, Phosphorus is not particularly mobile. In western Canadian soils, there is generally an extremely low probability of leaching.[1] This poses a challenge, since this key nutrient must be absorbed through the plant’s root system. Before we get into […]

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