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Year: 2013

Corn School – Managing Your Corn Crop For Drought Tolerance – Tony Vyn

By: Shaun Haney

January 8, 2013

photo courtesy USDA

The 2012 drought that hit Ontario producers hard, hit Indiana farmers even harder. So hard in fact that it was one of the worst yielding crop years...Read more »

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More Dollars On the Horizon for the Western Grains Research Foundation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 8, 2013

Any way you look at it, 90 million dollars is a lot of money. That’s the amount the Western Grains Research Foundation has accrued over the years...Read more »

You Said It: Summary of Comments on Proposed Changes to CGC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 7, 2013

The Canadian Grain Commission recently released a summary of the feedback it received regarding impending changes to its user fee system. Industry...Read more »

Adding Diversity to Your Crop Rotation: Are Green Manures Worth It?

By: Shaun Haney

January 7, 2013

There are several ways to measure the costs and benefits of crop rotations. Weed population changes, soil organic matter building or depleting, yield...Read more »

Government Funding Announced for Agriculture Water Management Projects

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 7, 2013

The governments of Canada and Ontario are making a joint investment to help farmers adopt innovative and sustainable on-farm water management...Read more »

Soybean School – How Important Are Drought Resistant Traits To Soybean Yields?

By: Shaun Haney

January 4, 2013

In part 1 of our conversation with Dr. Hugh Earl of the University of Guelph he talked about the impact water stress can have on soybean yields. That...Read more »

J.P Gervais: Is Ontario Farmland Over Valued?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 4, 2013

RealAgriculture.com’s Bern Tobin sat down yesterday with FCC’s chief agricultural economist Jean-Philippe Gervais to dig deep into what’s...Read more »

Insecticide/Fungicide Mixing Risks in Canola & the Importance of Pollinators

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 4, 2013

It can seem like an efficient way to solve two problems at once — add an insecticide in with the fungicide on canola and, voila, all your pest...Read more »

Control Resistant Kochia Now or Pay (Even More) Later

By: Lyndsey Smith

January 4, 2013

If ever we needed a new curse word, let me humbly suggest kochia. If you thought it was tough to kill before, it’s quickly becoming even more...Read more »

Plant Talk — How and Why Plants Communicate

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 3, 2013

It sounds a little out there — plants talking to each other, warning them to arm themselves against predators and biotic stress, but it’s real....Read more »

Soybean School: How Much Yield is Lost to Drought Stress?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 3, 2013

There’s generally always enough moisture metered out through the growing season to finish the soybean crop, but soybeans can soak up a lot of water...Read more »

Canola School: Market Development a Major Focus of 2013 for the CCC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 3, 2013

Ever wonder what the Canola Council of Canada does and who is involved? RealAgriculture.com caught up with Patti Miller, president of the council, to...Read more »

U.S. Farm Bill Gets Extension in Fiscal Cliff-hanger

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 2, 2013

New Year’s Eve held much excitement in U.S. politics, not because of any ball drop or extravagant party, but because of a late-night crunch session...Read more »

Managing Sprayer Cleanout Waste with a Biobed

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 2, 2013

Photo Credit: Meristem Information Services

Proper tank clean-out is a key aspect of avoiding herbicide injury, but the waste water created from tank cleaning needs to be handled responsibly to...Read more »