March 5th, 2014
In case you haven’t heard, we’re planning a tour to CHS’s newest Hub Plant in Shelby, Montana this March 20th to 21st. We’ll be showing off the massive amount of work going into ensuring that our service to you, the customer, is peerless. However, the buses planned for the trip are already filling up or are completely booked.
If you’re a farmer who might be interested, you’ll need to call in soon and confirm a spot on one of our three buses (one in Beiseker, one in Rolling Hills, and one in Lethbridge) or notify us you’ll drive down on your own. This’ll ensure you have a hotel room in town if you need it, totally paid for by DynAgra, and get you a chance to win prizes courtesy of the Shelby Town Committee.
You can contact us by either signing up at dynagra.com or calling (403)-964-3562. We look forward to seeing you there!
The CHS DynAgra Team
February 14th, 2014
We wanted to let you know that CHS DynAgra will be at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park (3401 Parkside Drive South) for the Agricultural Expo running from February 26-28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. We hope to have a great time and show everyone how we’re powered by service and strive to give you the help necessary to make this year your best one yet.
We’ll be at booth #203, ready to answer any and all questions you might have on farming strategies, our extensive list of products, and much, much more. On the 27th and 28th we’ll also be joined by a few gentlemen from CHS to further assist you: Kyle Koschmeder, Ross Thayer, Joe Knox, Scott Knapton, and a yet-to-be-named member of Decisive Soil Testing.
So come down and we’ll do all we can to ensure you know your business is in the best hands possible. Looking forward to seeing you there!
February 6th, 2014
January’s been an exciting time for recruiting new talent to our CHS DynAgra team! We held CHS information sessions at the University of Lethbridge & Olds College campuses just a few weeks ago and it was a fantastic experience.
Tina Dorner, Campus Recruiter for CHS, was an absolute star! She really got the students interacting with the presentations and it was great to see the interest that it generated in our company. Her enthusiasm was contagious & her professionalism and knowledge made the trip a great learning experience for me. Students participated by answering questions generated from the CHS video & they won T-shirts & CHS DynAgra ball caps for giving the correct answers.
Mike Easter spoke about his experience with CHS DynAgra during our presentation at the University of Lethbridge & Kaycee Lunde spoke about her intern involvement to the students & staff at Olds College. It was great listening to them talk about their work with CHS DynAgra and I think it really added a personal touch to the presentations. One attendee said it was nice to hear about the jobs & hands-on experiences from a sales person’s perspective.
What a fabulous experience this was for me to be able to spread the word about what a great place CHS DynAgra is to work for!
~ Kathy Botsford, Admin.Assistant
January 29th, 2014
The success of CHS DynAgra lies in our rural communities. A major part of this is our belief in giving back and doing our part to ensure strong growth and bright futures for our upcoming generations.
Today was a day to remember this as we took to the Carseland School with two IPad minis. The school was seeking donations to create a full classroom of IPads for the students. We couldn’t think of a better way to contribute to our vibrant little community!
At the school we had the chance to meet a student who will be using these IPads in class. This young man had smiles for miles that were certainly contagious and soon caught by the CHS DynAgra Carseland team. What a simple way for us to shape a future! Many of our employees and growers have children enrolled in our local schools, which made today extra special for us.
CHS DynAgra is committed to building strong futures in rural Alberta. We left the school today with a great sense of pride, and look forward to contributing our time and efforts similarly in the future.
The Team at CHS DynAgra in Carseland,
Lorne, Wade, Marko, Bob, Kaylee
January 15th, 2014
Hello there everyone,
The CHS DynAgra Blog is back up and running. We’ve done a bit of behind-the-scenes work on the blog as we prepare and look forward to a lot of exciting news to share with you. Starting today and updating every other week, we’ll be bringing you updates from the sales offices in Carseland, Beiseker, Rolling Hills, and Standard. We’ll also be sharing news to help you stay ahead of the competition and inform you on the latest in agriculture news.
Unfortunately, as part of our work on getting the blog back on its feet, we’ve had to delete every subscriber user from our database. We apologize profusely for this inconvenience. This will be the last time we have to do something like this. Just sign on again and you’ll be able to sign up once more.
We here at CHS DynAgra look forward to a bright year ahead, and we hope you are, too.
The CHS DynAgra Team
July 19th, 2012
This is the question that will come up many times before ordering your seed for next season. The decision to treat with Precede was the obvious answer in this case. Can you see the difference in root development in the crops below?
The one on the left is the one treated with Precede and the one on the right was not. Just by looking at the two, it is easy to tell that there is more root mass on the crop on the left. This makes it the healthier plant- no roots, no crop.
Now here is what more and healthier roots accomplish in the plant:
· A head start for the crop because of better root establishment
· Have a healthier rhizoshpere (Remember ‘how hairy are your roots?”)
· Have greater access to more macro and micro nutrients
· More moisture is available to the crop
· With a better foundation the crop has a better chance of recovering after stresses such as hail, excess moisture and drought
That is all important, however, the most important thing to know is the healthier the root, the healthier the crop and it sets you up for a successful harvest.
Why not put Precede on your investment for 2013 and make it your best quality crop yet? If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your closest DynAgra Representative, we would love to help you!
By Brittany Blakely
June 20th, 2012
The moisture that has been prevalent in the province this spring has been responsible for strong green crop growth which will have a positive effect on development of all crops and grain. However, the moisture also has a growth effect for fungi on the crops. This moisture mixed with tight crop rotations and the rust that has been seen in parts of Southern Alberta has potential to cause major damage on this year’s crop yields. The solution of staying ahead of disease is using a fungicide and an herbicide.
The question “Why would an herbicide be helpful?” may be coming to mind, the answer is weeds contract and contribute to the spread of disease. It is important to spray for weeds for reasons such as crop competition. The spread of disease should also be a reason on your list for getting rid of weeds.
Using herbicides do not take over for the fungicide. It is always necessary to protect your fields with fungicide. If you have not already applied fungicides you should be applying them soon for preventative measures. If you wait until there is the first signs of disease, it is a bigger risk that may not work in your favor.
A few helpful hints that will help with Crop Protection; Have your fields scouted for early signs of unexpected issues and make sure to rotate your fungicide group. We want you to be prepared this season! To make this your best crop ever! Call your local DynAgra for your fungicide and herbicide expert today to find out more.
The following websites may also be of interest to you. Learn more about the fungi that may be affecting your crop’s growth potential.
June 15th, 2012
In his weekly Call of the Land report Alberta Agriculture pest specialist Scott Meers says that diamondback moths could be a season-long threat, especially in southern Alberta where emergence was so early this year. The first adults of the new generation have been spotted around Lethbridge this week.
“This is really early, these generations will get faster as the weather gets warmer so we could easily see three generations and possibly into the fourth this summer,” Meers said.
Meers said that is less likely further north where diamondback development has been slower, but this is a scenario for significant crop damage, as each generation gets larger and the population is higher. However parasitic insects and diseases could reduce the population, and some adults of parasitic moths are being spotted…(Full Story)
June 11th, 2012
In Beiseker AB on June 9th, 2012 - DynAgra won first place in the Sports Day Parade! Our float represents a healthy root system. Come in to your local DynAgra to find out how you can have a healthy root system too!!
Way To Go Team DynAgra, now off to Standard and then Rolling Hills.
June 1st, 2012
Favourable weather conditions have aided seeding operations in Alberta as well as crop emergence, according to a provincial crop specialist.
Seeding of various grain, oilseed and pulse crops is now complete in the southern regions of Alberta, 95-100 per cent done in central areas, roughly 80-85 per cent complete in the northeast and 70-75 per cent finished in the northwest and Peace regions of the province, said Neil Whatley of the Alberta Ag-Info Centre in Stettler.
“Emergence of the early seeded crops has been very good,” he said, with crops receiving a good combination of both precipitation and warm temperatures….(read more)