Year: 2013

This Week on RealAg — The December 20th Edition

By: Lyndsey Smith

December 20, 2013

After a few months of the Agronomy Geeks podcasts, I’ve learned a few things. Like how I still don’t like the sound of my own voice, but that I...Read more »

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FarmTech14 Preview – Cami Ryan – Engaging in Complex Biotech Conversations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 19, 2013

Starting and participating in ag and food conversations can be difficult and intimidating. Misrepresentation of industry in the media (Chipotle,...Read more »

Agronomy Geeks, Western Canadian Edition — Ep. 4: How do we lose N? Let me count the ways

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 19, 2013

Ever had a soil test come back with some surprising nitrogen levels? While it’s typically lower than expected (don’t we all wish N didn’t just...Read more »

Wind Energy Producers Get Rural Canada’s Warning: Don’t be a Scrooge

By: Owen Roberts

December 19, 2013

Kinder, gentler wind energy producers are emerging, the kind that share the benefits from wind installations with their neighbours and their...Read more »

Bioenterprise is Helping Canadian Agri-Technology Companies Develop Leading Edge Products

By: Shaun Haney

December 19, 2013

Innovation is the key to any entrepreneur’s heart.  Being a start-up or getting through the incubation period can be extremely taxing on the...Read more »

TechTour: Light Up the Boom to Extend the Day’s Spraying Window

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 19, 2013

The best spray application you can do is the one applied at the right time — the right leaf stage, the right point in the disease cycle, the right...Read more »

Acapela Fungicide Approved for Sclerotinia Control on Canola

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 18, 2013

Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection...Read more »

Talking to Farmers – Cattle Fitters Edition

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 18, 2013

We took the opportunity while at Canadian Western Agribition this year to find a different kind of farmer for our Talking to...Read more »

Because it’s Neat — See How the Wind Blows

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 18, 2013

While we may forever ask who has seen the wind (thanks, W.O. Mitchell!), now you can…sort of. John Gruber, a writer and blogger from Philadelphia,...Read more »

John Deere & Dow AgroSciences Announce Precision Data Collaboration

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 17, 2013

Dow AgroSciences and John Deere have announced the companies will collaborate to “develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and...Read more »

Finally, The Right Kind of “Agvocacy”

By: Debra Murphy

December 17, 2013

Photo: NFUTube’s, “Thank You For Backing British Farming” video

I’m no psychologist, psychiatrist or sociologist, but I understand from discussions with experts that as social creatures, humans are prone to...Read more »

Soybean School: The Increasing Threat of White Mould

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 17, 2013

Each disease threat is unique. Some pathogens are carried on wind or insects, others live in the soil and some reside on crop residue. The expected...Read more »

Grain & Trains: How Oil is Part of the Solution to Western Canadian Logistic Woes

By: Lyndsey Smith

December 16, 2013

Farmers are understandably frustrated by slow grain movements out of the Prairies this year, as a giant crop has western ports at a stand-still. The...Read more »

Beef Market Update – 2013 Brought Some Big Changes From Start to Finish

By: Shaun Haney

December 16, 2013

Change is constant. The year of 2013 has brought significant changes to the market conditions for feedyard operators and ranchers across Canada. Not...Read more »

Tackling Herbicide Resistance in Song — The Wild Radish Song

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 16, 2013

Let’s face it, change is difficult. And change for the sake of avoiding a problem in the long-term can seem exceedingly cumbersome. If that...Read more »