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CHS Update: Carseland Office

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

There are a lot of changes happening at our Carseland location!

Jocelynne Palin just started last month and is off to a busy start making farm calls in the surrounding area.  Although she is a permanent full time position, she has also had to take over for Wade for the summer months while he operates his green house, Garden Scents, located just outside Chestermere.

We have also added Brianna Ter Mors to our location as our new tender truck driver and also joining us in the next few weeks is Valerie Alce filling the role of Customer Service Representative.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to have them both on staff!  Lorne and Bob are extremely busy in the yard right now with the melt of all the snow and seeding being on everyone’s radar.  We’re also glad that enough snow is gone we could get to the sign in the yard and take down our Christmas Lunch Invitation (it is April afterall)!

All in all, we’re excited for this Spring and the challenges it will bring with it. Drop by our office or any of CHS DynAgra’s offices and we’ll be more than happy to show you how we’re prepared for seeding season this year.

All the best,

CHS DynAgra Carseland Sales Office

Shelby Hub Plant Tour: A Fantastic Time

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Hey there, everybody!

(I apologize for the lack of photos to accompany this post. Our photographer is away currently, but I hope I’ll be able to update this post soon and show you all the things we saw on our trip.)

Well we made it to Shelby, Montana and saw their brand new Hub Plant. Just seeing it in person was enough to make the trip worthwhile. The Plant looks incredible and seeing the massive storage space they had set aside for fertilizer was both amazing and a great relief. Clearly, this facility will ensure a massive amount of security when it comes to getting fertilizer to you, the customer, this Spring.

The town of Shelby was also incredibly excited to have us, giving us a fantastic welcome and plenty of door prizes. We felt incredibly honored by their contribution and it cements the feeling this new Hub Plant is going to be run by spectacular people. We took in some amazing sights and met some amazing people. In all honesty it was quite the struggle to get back on the bus Friday morning thanks to all the fun we had the day before.

Shelby was a phenomenal time and we look forward to doing a lot of business and receiving a lot of support from the Hub Plant. This Spring looks like a good one with them behind us.

Sincerely,

The CHS DynAgra Team

STRONG FUTURES IN RURAL ALBERTA

Wednesday, 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.

Yours Truly,

The Team at CHS DynAgra in Carseland,

Lorne, Wade, Marko, Bob, Kaylee

To Precede or Not to Precede, that is the question!?

Thursday, 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

Rust and Blight and Spot, Oh My! - Brittany Blakely, DynAgra

Wednesday, 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.

http://www.agriculture.alberta.ca/app21/infopage?cat1=Diseases%2FInsects%2F Pests

http://www.smallgrains.org/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Disease__amp__Disease_Control

CROP CHECKUP: Potential for four generations of diamondbacks-Grain News

Friday, 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)

DynAgra Wins First!!! How Hairy are Your Roots?!

Monday, 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.

Krista Robichaud

Sask. gov’t lists concerns over Glencore’s proposed takeover of Viterra

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

REGINA — The provincial government wants Ottawa to impose conditions if the proposed takeover of Viterra is approved to ensure Glencore International meets its commitments, including a pledge to make Regina the head office for North American agricultural operations.

Saskatchewan also wants the federal government to ensure as part of the approval process that there will be no “adverse effect” on competition in the farm input business.(please read more…)

New Young Farmer Loan to help next generation of producers(Winkler times; 2012-04-13)

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Winkler times 2012-04-13 Young and beginning farmers will find it easier to start and grow their farm businesses with the help of a new $500 million loan program. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Farm Credit Canada President and CEO Greg Stewart introduced the Young Farmer Loan April 12. “A …

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Patti Miller to Lead Canola Council of Canada

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The Canola Council of Canada has named Patti Miller as its next president, effective April 30, 2012. According to the CCC, Miller has deep experience in agriculture and a strong record of leadership…(see more)