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Dry soils offer risks and rewards for fall nitrogen applications

Dry soil conditions this fall offer both opportunities and challenges for fall nitrogen application. The risk and success of such operations depend on soil characteristics, weather conditions and machinery operations. Opportunities Usually growers are advised to delay application as long as possible in the fall so soils are cool, in order to prevent or delay

Whole-systems analysis needed

Laura Rance’s column “Publicity stunt or junk science?” in the Oct. 30 Manitoba Co-operator raises a point about catchy headlines versus the central message. The National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE) is a team of research scientists dedicated to strengthening the environmental sustainability of animal production systems. Through sound and thorough scientific investigations,