41. Growers in Montana Embrace Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes, with Lyle Benjamin and Andrew Pritchard

The FARMSMART Podcast, presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions

Jul 26 2023 • 31 mins

From painfully dry weather across much of North America, to record high temps in the South and West, to massive wildfires in the North, weather extremes have had an impact on growers across the continent this year. So in this episode, we're going to start with a weather update from Nutrien Ag Solutions senior meteorologist Andrew Pritchard. He'll explain how an emerging El Nino pattern and a weakened jet stream have contributed to the conditions we've seen so far, and how there may be some relief in sight for parched parts of the Corn Belt as the calendar rolls over into August. And then, we'll visit Montana with Nutrien Ag Solutions crop consultant Lyle Benjamin. As one of the early adopters of our Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes and soil organic carbon programs, Lyle has secured more than 150,000 acres of enrollment across his territory in the arid Mountain West. And it turns out that, in a drought-heavy year, we can all learn a lot from growers in one of the driest parts of the country. Lyle will discuss what's working for his customers and what's not, how he makes the case for growers to get enrolled, and what we can learn from his neighbors to the north in Canada.