Flaman Agriculture Blog

Sep 28, 2015

Researchers tout 'smart' fertilizer - Chemical coating 'reads' the signals from plants and releases nutrients

26 Sep 2015 Ottawa Citizen TOM SPEARS   Researchers tout 'smart' fertilizer Chemical coating 'reads' the signals from plants and releases nutrients She never planned to study fertilizers. Maria DeRosa, a chemistry professor raised in Ottawa, dreamed of designing drugs that deliver themselves directly to targets inside the human body. Maria DeRosa in her lab at Carleton U holds a handful of soil. A decade later she is proudly showing off the results that came when a colleague persuaded her to take a sharp turn, and to deliver "smart" fertilizers to farm crops instead. DeRosa, from Carleton University, and Carlos...

May 9, 2014

Bin Sense: Secure Your Harvest

We all know, in order to prevent grain spoilage, you must keep it at the proper temperature and keep the moisture level low. Millions of dollars are lost every year due to grain spoilage. Intra Grain has a solution to this issue and it is called Bin Sense. Bin Sense monitors your grain 24/7 and, every hour, can wirelessly send you an update on the condition of your grain. This takes the guesswork and risk out of grain storage. Bin Sense not only monitors moisture levels but monitors grain levels as well within the bin so that if theft occurs,...

Posted by: Flaman

Category: New Products

Mar 7, 2011

Funding available for flood prevention measures

Residents in southern and central Saskatchewan could face severe flooding this spring if unfavourable weather conditions continue. According to a report from the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, there is potential for above normal spring runoff throughout the southern part of the province, as well as the central area bounded by Kindersley, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and North Battleford and a large portion of the eastern agricultural area. This high runoff is linked to excessive rainfall last year and an above average snowpack. “Above normal precipitation and/or rapid snow melt will increase the threat of high runoff and risk of flooding,” states the...

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