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TAURUS ADDS AGRONOMIC MARKETING & BUSINESS MANAGER TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA & MONTANA

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Darren Smith has joined our team as an Agronomic Marketing and Business Manager for Southern Alberta and Montana, based out of Coaldale Alberta.  Darren grew up in Manitoba where he worked on neighboring dairy farms in his youth.  After getting married, Darren and family moved west to Alberta […]

 
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WHAT CAN WATER DRIVEN YIELD POTENTIAL DO FOR YOUR CROPS? [5 MIN WATCH]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2019

Craig Davidson talks with Wendy Schatz Leeds of Sharpe’s Crop Services about the Crop Intelligence app by South Country and the benefits to growers utilizing these tools. Taurus is fortunate this year to have soil moisture probes linked to weather stations in our Ag In Motion plot, delivering real time analytics on the Water Driven […]

 
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COME SEE US AT AG IN MOTION!

Posted on: Jul 13, 2019

SPEAKING SCHEDULE Join Mike Dolinski Tuesday or Wednesday, 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. each day for some great agronomy and a good time!  Mike takes the complex and brings it to a level of understanding that is easy to digest and entertaining to listen to! Mike will: describe what happens in plants when they come […]

 
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Divide and Conquer

Posted on: Jun 11, 2019

Split Nitrogen Applications: More than Just a Nitrogen Management Tool In recent years, a growing number of agronomists have started recommending that producers not apply all of their nitrogen at seeding. Instead, they suggest a split nitrogen application, where a portion of nitrogen is withheld and applied when the crop is ready for it (typically […]

 
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What Happens When a Plant is Under Stress? [2 min watch]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2019

Mike Dolinski shares with us what happens to a plant under stress and what to do about it. Related Content: Countering Abiotic Stress- Including Herbicide stress | A look at Plant Stress and their Coping Strategies | Biostimulants and Hormones | Can Crops be Protected from Abiotic Stress at the Genetic Level? | How Foliar […]

 
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Countering Abiotic Stress – Including Herbicide Stress

Posted on: May 23, 2019

In our last blog, based on a presentation by plant physiology specialist, Mike Dolinski we learned how a chain of tiny chemical reactions in plants can cause damage when abiotic stress occurs. At the same time, we revealed how plants can use their own chemical processes to counter the effects of stress. Today, we look […]

 
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TAURUS ADDS AGRONOMIC MARKETING & BUSINESS MANAGER TO REGINA/ EASTERN SK

Posted on: May 22, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Curtis Russell has joined our team as our Agronomic Marketing and Business Manager based out of the Regina, SK area, explains Craig Davidson, President of Taurus Ag Marketing Inc.  Our business is built on trust and integrity around agronomy and fertility with a passion to create positive, sustainable […]

 
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A Look at Plant Stress and Their Coping Strategies

Posted on: May 8, 2019

As growers, you see the field-level impact that drought, hot or cool temperatures, hail, and excessive moisture have on your plants: you see symptoms such as burnt leaf tips, wilting, delayed development or even death. What you can’t easily see is how the effects of stress are preventing normal plant function at the cellular level.  […]

 
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5 Ways to Build Resiliency in Plants to Beat Stress

Posted on: Apr 11, 2019

It’s May long weekend and you’re 60% finished seeding. You roll out of bed with a smile on your face, feeling great as you walk to the bedroom window. You flip the blinds open to look outside… and to your horror, there are six inches of snow on the ground – despite the weather report calling […]

 
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TAURUS ADDS AGRONOMIC MARKETING & BUSINESS MANAGER TO NORTHERN ALBERTA

Posted on: Mar 11, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Wayne Rolston has joined our team as an Agronomic Marketing and Business Manager for Northern Alberta, based out of Camrose.  Craig Davidson, president of Taurus Agricultural Marketing comments, “Our business is built on trust and integrity around agronomy and fertility, with a passion to create positive, sustainable change […]

 
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Sulphur – the Ultimate Role Player

Posted on: Feb 7, 2019

On every hockey team, you have your top line – the stars who get all of the glory and attention (not to mention, command the big bucks). Just as important are the role players. Those who quietly do their job out of the spotlight, and to less fanfare. Often their contributions to the team’s success […]

 
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8 Achievable Agronomic Goals for 2019

Posted on: Jan 8, 2019

With the New Year upon us, we are all starting with a fresh slate. As is common at this juncture, many of us are asking what we could do differently this year. The team at Taurus would like to share 8 Achievable Agronomic Goals for 2019. We hope they contribute to your prosperity – and […]

 
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Mike Dolinski Joins Taurus as Director of Science & Innovation

Posted on: Nov 28, 2018

 NOVEMBER 28, 2018 We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Mike Dolinski to our Taurus Team as our Director of Science & Innovation. Mike comes our way with a long history and passion for changing the way we think about the production of agriculture and has spent countless hours educating through his […]

 
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PRESS RELEASE: Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. Announces Strategic Financial Investment from Taurus Agricultural Marketing Inc.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018

Partnership endorses Ostara’s sustainable crop nutrition movement. VANCOUVER and CALGARY, CANADA – November 13, 2018 – Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. (Ostara) announces strategic financial investment from Taurus Agricultural Marketing, Inc. (Taurus) endorsing Ostara as a leader in the sustainable crop nutrition movement. The investment follows the recent signing of a long-term exclusive distribution agreement […]

 
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Phosphate fertilizer prevents tie up in high and low pH soils

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018

Phosphorus is essential to the survival of every living organism on our planet. Yet Phosphorus is a major challenge for North American cities – and for Canadian growers – for two vastly different reasons. For cities, it is a nuisance mineral that must be removed from the wastewater treatment, or risk causing algae blooms when […]

 
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Lowering fertilizer salts to prevent seed burn

Posted on: Oct 24, 2018

Please hold the salt! You’re sitting on the examination table in the doctor’s office. Your physician comes into the room, looks at your chart, and says with a small frown, “Your blood pressure is high. You need to cut down on your salt intake.” Excessive salt isn’t just a concern for us humans. It can […]

 
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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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