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10 Tips to Limit and Manage Herbicide Resistance

Posted on: Oct 11, 2018

It’s been several decades since the first case of herbicide resistance was found in Western Canada, but as the years have passed, we’re seeing more and more situations where herbicides are not as effective as they used to be. Over half of the 70 million acres of farmland on the Canadian prairies now have a […]

 
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No time for small talk: Plant communications and yield.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2018

They say if you want something in life, you have to ask for it. Scientists have learned this not only applies to people, but also to plants. It turns out, plants are not the strong silent type after all. They are actually very active and effective communicators. This ability to ‘converse’ can not only help […]

 
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Four Reasons Why Fall Soil Sampling Makes Sense.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018

For today’s business-minded growers, it is not a question of “if” you should be conducting soil sampling. Soil sampling provides the accurate data and field-specific insights necessary to guide your fertility decisions and management practices. A balanced fertility plan is essential to maximizing production. Over or under application of any specific nutrient can result in […]

 
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Phosphorus fertilizer provides on-demand buffet for plants

Posted on: Sep 12, 2018

Phosphorus is an essential part of every plant’s diet. Yet it’s lack of mobility in the soil, and challenges getting it to the roots when they need it the most can leave plants hungering for more: especially in soils that fall outside of the neutral pH range. A new category of agricultural fertilizer is making […]

 
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PRESS RELEASE: Taurus and SUL4R-PLUS LLC form long term distribution agreement

Posted on: Sep 5, 2018

TAURUS AND SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC FORM DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT TO BRING THE SUL4R-PLUS® FAMILY OF FERTILITY PRODUCTS TO CANADA Taurus is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term distribution agreement with SUL4R-PLUS®, LLC, a provider of innovative fertilizer products for the agricultural market. Taurus and SUL4R-PLUS will develop, market, and distribute the SUL4R-PLUS® family of fertility products […]

 
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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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