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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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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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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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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: 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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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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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT PROFILE: PHOSPHORUS-PART 1

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017

The importance of phosphorus to crops Phosphorus (P) takes its rightful place alongside Nitrogen and Potassium among the three primary macronutrients essential to successful plant growth. Without Phosphorus, photosynthesis could not occur. Phosphorus plays a key role in complex energy transformations that are necessary to all life, as a main ingredient in ATP (adenosine triphosphate). […]

 
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Are atmospheric CO2 levels negatively impacting the nutritional values of the crops we produce?

Posted on: Oct 12, 2017

Growers have always prided themselves on providing the nutrient-rich grains, fruits and vegetables required to feed a growing global population. At the same time, responsible parents have insisted their children eat naturally grown food to get the minerals, vitamins and proteins the body needs for healthy growth and development. A new field of research is […]

 
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3 Considerations when Working with an NBPT Product

Posted on: Oct 4, 2017

For growers, fall is a time to not only catch up on things, but to get a jump on the next growing season so there isn’t so much to worry about in the spring. Some use the window to fall apply urea, UAN or anhydrous ammonia. Others take the opportunity to purchase product for next […]

 
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Preventing Nitrogen Loss in your Fall Applications

Posted on: Aug 2, 2017

Summer is only halfway over, yet growers are already starting to make plans for their fall fertility programs. It is well known that plants use Nitrogen most efficiently when applied as close as possible to the time of plant uptake. However, we know that regardless of how you are applying your Nitrogen – it is […]

 
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7 WAYS POTASSIUM PROMOTES HEALTHY CROPS

Posted on: Jun 28, 2017

Potassium (K) is an essential mineral to all living things. In plants, potassium plays a key role in many processes central to healthy plant growth, and therefore, has an important impact on yield and quality. Let’s look at the key plant functions that rely on potassium, followed by tips for identifying potassium deficiency through visual […]

 
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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 […]

 
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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, […]

 
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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 […]

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