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About davesullivan15

Ag grad and MBA. Grew up on a Saskatchewan farm and work in the Ag industry

Fall soil testing, cornerstone for the next crop!

  This is reposted from Rob Saik of AgriTrend.  Interesting read. Link to the blog October 6th, 2009 by Robert Saik Over the past 20+ years I have had the opportunity to talk to thousands of farmers across Western Canada … Continue reading

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I knew it was wet down south, but this is ridicoulous!!!

http://youtu.be/ivCv4hPYDfw I had the chance to take a drive down to the south-east corner of Saskatchewan today.  I’ve heard stories about how wet it is, and I had seen the video that I’ve posted when it first came out as … Continue reading

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Time to think…the white space

It is rare for me to find a spare moment in my life these days. Time to relax and just think is hard to come by, between working, playing a sport, looking after my new son Liam, the house and … Continue reading

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Green Party BS – Kevin Hursh

According to the pollsters, nearly a million Canadians support the Green Party. That’s scary when you read their agriculture platform. According to the Greens, we should all be small, organic peasants selling our produce into local markets. Organic agriculture, they … Continue reading

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Super U – Minimize losses in wet year

Super U is a product from Agrotain.  Described as a “granular stabilized nitrogen urea containing NBPT (urease inhibitor) and dicyandiamide (nitrogen stabilizer)”.  So basically it prevents/minimizes volatilization, denitrification, and leaching.  Even simpler, it prevents loss of nirogen. Super U is … Continue reading

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GM Wheat story is wrong…guess it was a joke

A media story has been circulating that the National Research Council’s Plant Biotechnology Institute in Saskatoon plans to develop genetically modified wheat. The story is making the rounds and drawing fire from those opposed to genetic modification, but according to … Continue reading

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Growers want CWB to sell canola. This isnt an April fools joke

The membership of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) passed a resolution at their 2006 Annual General Meeting requesting that their board “explore alternative markets and methods, both domestically and exports for the betterment of its members, the Western Canadian … Continue reading

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GM wheat being developed by National Research Council

The following is an article about the NRC developing GM wheat. I do believe it is the only way to find solutions for disease like fusarium quickly, as well as increase yields. It can also make the crops we grow … Continue reading

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Too much wheat?

Written by Kelvin Heppner Tuesday, 29 March 2011   Global wheat supplies are approaching burdensome levels once again. “We’re seeing increased wheat production for next year. We’re now looking at approximate world wheat production of 660 million tonnes with some … Continue reading

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Agri-Trend to support Deere dealers on precision ag

This is a big deal for my compnay as we are assoicated with AgriTrend.  I think this is a sign of things to come, with farmers using consultants to manage technology.  There is a growing segment of farmers who use … Continue reading

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Wheat School: The Importance of Seed Treatments in Wheat Production – Phil Needham

Originally looked upon as “snake oil” seed treatments have become an integral part of the production system.  For the most part many farmers originally had trouble understanding the value because the action was underground.  Farmers are used to using products … Continue reading

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Fed’s Budget Includes Focus On Trade and Money For Agriculture

The federal government showed continued commitment to increasing international trade in the federal budget. “There’s a growing acceptance that Canada is back on the world stage. One of the things that I’m quite excited about is the continued bridge-building with … Continue reading

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India and China – Kevin Hursh

China and India figure prominently into the discussion about the future of Canadian agriculture. Although China has received a lot of attention over many years, India has become a huge market, particularly for Saskatchewan peas and lentils. Thus, the just-concluded … Continue reading

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Crop Inputs at Cost

There is no denying what certain companies, certain farmer groups and imported herbicides has done to the agriculture industry in recent years.  It has significantly reduced the prices of certain product segments.  Products like Horizon have dropped nearly 50%.  Odyssey drops about … Continue reading

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Pulse Market Insight

http://www.pulse.ab.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=nRHZAKARVjo%3d&tabid=264 Link to Alberta Pulse Lentil price outlook.  I think there are a lot of bullish farmers out there, but the fundamentals have been pointing to more downside than upside.  However it seems that with war in Libya, earthquakes, tsunami’s … Continue reading

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Grain Market Changes – Kevin Hursch

According to market analyst Chuck Penner of Leftfield Commodity Research, there have been a number of interesting developments in the grain markets over the course of this crop year. In field peas, there has been a complete turnaround in the … Continue reading

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WordPress may be the new host

Due to limitations with blogspot, wordpress may be my new host for my blog, and therefore the host for future work related blogs.  It seems to have some features that are better, and communicate with twitter and facebook through hootsuite, but it … Continue reading

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Well I’ve linked a facebook , twitter,

Well I’ve linked a facebook , twitter, wordpress, and linkedin. hootsuite app could make it much easier to manage social media application. Interesting technology, and it is all free

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>A Japanese nuclear cloud a positive?

>  According to agriculture.com’s ‘From the floor Mar. 16’ there seems to be a general consensus that if the Japanese nuclear situation worsens, that would be market-positive, not negative for agricultural. “If we did have a radiation cloud that spreads … Continue reading

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