Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture starts with managing social, environmental and financial aspects equally and in balance.

Feeding the world is a big responsibility

The agriculture community is feeling the pressure to feed a world of nine billion people by the year 2050. It’s becoming more challenging with high input costs, environmental pressures and volatile weather. So how do we grow more food and do it sustainably?

Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture supports sustainable agriculture by offering services to farms that increase crop production and help manage costs, resulting in a typical increase in yields and profits by 10% and improved environmental performance, such as better soil nutrient management and reduced CO2 emissions.

Nutrient Stewardship

Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture believes farms can improve both their bottom line and environmental concerns by following 4R Nutrient Stewardship. The 4Rs are choosing the right nutrient source to apply, at the right rate, in the right place and at the right time.

Integrated Pest Management

It’s estimated that 24.5 million acres of prairie cropped land are infested with herbicide-resistant weeds.

Implementing integrated pest management (IPM) practices is key to battling herbicide-resistant weeds. IPM is a decision-making process that uses all available pest management strategies.

IPM actions for managing weed resistance include:
• Reducing pesticide and herbicide use
• Effective crop scouting
• Herbicide rotation

Taking action will help the environment and also decrease input costs. To get started, you’ll need to capture accurate pest and crop development data –knowing your historical crop data will allow you to make important decisions on the most effective control methods.

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Precision nutrition and its impact on a sustainable future

The days of applying a flat rate of fertilizer to entire fields is coming to an end. In its place is more efficient soil fertility and fertilizer management practices that follow the principles of nutrient stewardship.

Sustainable nutrient management ebook

The best approach is a balanced approach. Catch up on industry insights and useful resources when it comes to sustainable nutrient management.