Fertilizer: Feeding the World
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by Mike Howell
4d ago
On this week's episode of The Dirt, Mike Howell sits down with Dr. Alan Blaylock and Dr. Rob Mikkelson to discuss the history of the fertilizer industry.   How did we discover the need for crop nutrition? How did the modern fertilizer industry begin and how does it impact farming today? How did we discover these nutrients and process them for fertilizer? Uncover everything you need to know about the past, present and future of the fertilizer industry in this week's exciting episode.   Visit the Crops and Soils Magazine at www.agronomy.org to read Alan and Rob's articles on the develo ..read more
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2024 Market Outlook
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by Mike Howell
2w ago
Tune in with Mike Howell and special guest Mark Tully as they review the current market environment and take a closer look at commodity and fertilizer pricing as it stands today.   As the Manager of Market Research at Nutrien, Tully has a unique understanding of the current environment. From supply and demand trends and commodity prices to fertilizer production and global market changes, Tully breaks down everything you need to know this season.   Looking for the latest in crop nutrition research? Visit nutrien-ekonomics.com   Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtub ..read more
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For Soil’s Sake
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by Mike Howell
3w ago
Join Mike Howell on this week's episode of The Dirt as he sits down with the President of the Soil Science Society of America, Michael Thompson, to discuss how the organization supports soil science.   Mike and Michael take a closer look at variety of disciplines that exist in soil science and the ways that the SSSA supports them. They dive into the importance of soil science and how we can work together to teach others about the vital role that soil plays in our world.   Looking for the latest in crop nutrition research? Visit nutrien-ekonomics.com    Subscribe to our YouT ..read more
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The Conservation Conversation
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by Mike Howell
3w ago
On this week's episode of The Dirt, join host Mike Howell as he sits down with Jacob Taylor, a Precision Ag and Conservation Specialist at Quail Forever.   Mike and Jacob take a look at how farmers can positively contribute to the conservation of wildlife using their unproductive land. The best part? Jacob shares how farmers can make a profit while doing it.   Visit www.quailforever.org to learn more about conservation practices for your farm.   Looking for the latest in crop nutrition research? Visit nutrien-ekonomics.com    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://w ..read more
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Fertility, Forage & The 4Rs
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by Mike Howell
1M ago
On this episode of The Dirt, Mike Howell reconnects with Lyle Cowell, Senior Agronomist at Nutrien, to discuss how you can make the most out of your fertilizer during forage production.   Mike and Lyle take a closer look at forage production in North America and how to best maintain soil fertility for maximum production. Learn more about the role of nitrogen in forage crops and best practices for 4R Nutrient Management in this week's episode of the Dirt.   For more information on forage production, check out our forage guide: https://nutrien-ekonomics.com/agronomics/crop-guides ..read more
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12-time Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year Talks Mental Health
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by Mike Howell
1M ago
Join Mike Howell as he chats with Brett Gardiner, 12-time Canadian Pro Rodeo announcer of the year.   Brett and Mike continue the ongoing discussion about mental health in agriculture, focusing in on the impacts on males in the agriculture community. They chat stigma, getting over the initial barrier to seeking help and where to go for help when the need arises.   For mental health support in Alberta, Canada visit agknow.ca   In the United States, you can find your Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network regional information here: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/farm ..read more
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Optimism Ahead: 2024 Global Weather Forecast
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by Mike Howell
1M ago
Mike Howell reconnects with crowd-favorite Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions to discuss recent weather events like the derecho that hit Houston, wild solar activity and the shift from El Niño to La Niña.   Eric then discusses some of the wider climate trends and crop impacts we’re seeing around the world as we head into summer. You won’t want to miss Eric Snodgrass’s depth of knowledge and expertise, so be sure to listen in.   Check out ag-wx.com for all of Eric’s recent weather content.   Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.y ..read more
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Sulfur: More Than Just Fertilizer
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by Mike Howell
2M ago
Mike Howell connects with Craig Jorgenson, President and CEO of The Sulphur Institute to discuss the wider uses of sulfur.   More than just the fourth major crop nutrient, this versatile element is an important industrial material to the mining, chemical and energy industries. It is also essential to producing other fertilizers, such as phosphate.   Learn more about The Sulphur Institute at sulphurinstitute.org   To discover the latest crop nutrition research, visit nutrien-ekonomics.com   Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@NutrieneKonomics ..read more
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Reaching Out: Managing On-Farm Stress
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by Mike Howell
2M ago
On this episode of The Dirt, host Mike Howell speaks with Dr. Florence Becot, a professor at Penn State University and lead of the Ag Safety and Health Program.   They dive deeper into the impacts of mental health on the farm, where farmers can reach out for help, who else can help farmers who might be struggling or in a crisis, and how farmers can support other farmers not only in their communities but across the country.   Find your Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network regional information here:  https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/farm-ranch-stress-assistance-networ ..read more
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Put Your Soil Test to the Test
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by Mike Howell
2M ago
Soil testing offers a great perspective into your soil and nutrient management, but there are some factors to consider for getting the most accurate results. Listen as host Mike Howell visits with Dr. Bryan Hopkins on soil testing and the considerations you should make when testing and analyzing your soil results.   To discover the latest crop nutrition research, visit nutrien-ekonomics.com For further resources on soil sampling, check out our Soil Sampling 101 toolkit: https://nutrien-ekonomics.com/agronomics/toolkits/soil-sampling ..read more
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