Can Crops Be Protected From Abiotic Stress at the Genetic Level?

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Geneticists call the process “transcription.” Here’s how it is helping us overcome environmental challenges previously beyond our control.   Abiotic stress can be described as the negative impact a non-living factor (such as weather) can have on a living organism (such as a plant). If it is severe, abiotic stress can cause physiological damage, and […]


Tissue Analysis-Your Nutrient Management Report Card

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Think of Tissue Analysis as a progress report of your crop’s health – and an opportunity for positive change If agronomy is all about learning, improving and striving to grow your best crop – tissue analysis is your report card. The purpose is to provide you with a way to monitor the progress of your […]


Soil Testing: The Nutrients You Never Knew You Had

Posted on: May 17, 2017

How strategic soil testing can help you get the most value from nutrients in your soil Discovering existing sources of plant-available nutrient is like finding a $20 bill in your jeans… money you never knew you had. It’s not a windfall, but it’s nothing to sneeze at. Growers are often surprised to learn that they […]


Seed Bed Utilization Strategies: Lowering Salt Index in Canola Seed Row

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Canola growers face a double-edged sword when applying common seed placed phosphorus fertilizers. Canola demands ample plant-available phosphorus to thrive. Since phosphorus is not very mobile in the soil, you need to get it as close to the seed as possible so it can be utilized. However, the high salt index of MAP and other […]


What Comes First-Soil Health or Plant Science?

Posted on: May 4, 2017

[Recommended reading]  Noble Foundation’s Buckner: Soil Health Must No Longer Take a Back Seat to Plant Science -Louise Burwood-Taylor]   Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Foundation argues that more research needs to go into efforts to understand and manage soil health– a field he feels has been long neglected. [Read article] In […]


The Two Minute Drill: How to maximize useable nitrogen in your crop

Posted on: Apr 17, 2017

Would you ever dream of going outside on a windy day and throwing a stack of hundred dollar bills in the air? Didn’t think so. Canadian growers spend upwards of $100/acre on fertilizer. Urea is the most commonly used nitrogen fertilizer due to its high N analysis, low cost and ease of handling. Yet, surprisingly, […]


RNA Interference and it’s growing impact on plant science

Posted on: Apr 5, 2017

[Watch] This video does a great job of explaining how RNAI came to our attention and why it is so important. The story behind this unintended breakthrough is quite interesting. Some of the most important developments in science have been the result of an accidental discovery. The fields of human medical science and plant science […]


Taurus adds Agronomic Marketing & Business Manager to Peace Region

Posted on: Apr 5, 2017

April 5, 2017 Craig Davidson, President of Taurus Agricultural Marketing Inc., is pleased to announce that Brett Guynup has joined the Taurus team to manage our Agronomic Marketing and Business Management in the Peace Region of Northern Alberta and British Columbia. Based out of Sexsmith, Alberta and a long standing contributor to the ag industry […]


Highway Cam: See Bacteria Hitch a Ride Along the “Fungal Highway”

Posted on: Apr 3, 2017

You may have heard the term: the living soil before Now you can actually see it in remarkable detail. This amazing video was recently posted to the Scientific American website. It shows microscopic bacteria (Pseudomonas putida) travelling along the surface of a fungus (Cunninghamella elegans) in real time. The fungus in this video is growing […]


Leading Edge Phosphate Technology, Crystal Green® Available to Advanced Western Canadian Growers

Posted on: Mar 17, 2017

Taurus Ag Marketing Inc. is pleased to announce our alliance with Ostara Nutrient Division based out of Vancouver, BC to bring their agronomically driven phosphate magnesium technology, Crystal Green®, to a broader scope of leading edge growers across Western Canada. “We are very pleased to be able to work with Ostara and bring a higher […]


7 ways to enhance your crop with a synthetic seed primer.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017

Growers often ask, “What is the best time to enhance my crop?” From an agronomic standpoint, many will tell you it is the day you put it in the ground. A variety of factors can make or break a plant’s ability to successfully emerge and overcome environmental stresses. That is why much of the seed […]


What To Expect From Enhanced Seed Nutrition

Posted on: Mar 10, 2017

Healthy Seed – Healthy Start! The evolution of seed applied nutrition within the Western Canadian market place has come a long ways in the last 10-12 years. The first known seed applied nutrient product was introduced based on several key agronomic factors that still hold true to today. Most growers understand the importance of vigorous […]


Taurus Assists Canadian Plant Enhancement Technology Partner to Expand into International Markets.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2017

Active AgriProducts is now Active AgriScience Inc. New product names revealed. Over the past 4 years, Taurus has worked in close partnership with the team of research scientists at Active AgriProducts, to introduce advanced Plant Enhancement Technology formulated to address agronomic challenges around plant growth, development and yield. Moving forward, the company will be operating […]


Taurus Opens Head Office in Calgary AB

Posted on: Dec 19, 2016

November 2016 Rob Mann, Vice President of Taurus Agricultural Marketing, is pleased to announce the opening of the Taurus head office in the south end of Calgary, AB. “With the advancing external and internal growth of the Taurus business we felt it was important to have our centralized office in an agricultural hub like Calgary, […]


Taurus adds Financial Controller to Management Team

Posted on: Dec 12, 2016

November 2016 Craig Davidson, President of Taurus Agricultural Marketing, is pleased to announce that Terri Lattin has come on board to oversee the financial well being of our business as our Financial Controller. Terri will be based out of our head office in Calgary, AB. “Taurus provides agronomically advanced solutions to high-performance growers by sourcing […]


Taurus adds Agronomic Marketing & Business Manager in Central & Eastern Manitoba

Posted on: Dec 9, 2016

December 5th, 2017 Craig Davidson, President of Taurus Agricultural Marketing, is pleased to announce that Travis Avery has been hired to manage our Agronomic Marketing and Business Management in Central and Eastern Manitoba based out of Winnipeg, Mb. A graduate of the University of Manitoba Agricultural Degree Program, Travis comes to Taurus with extensive retail […]

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