Year: 2017

TechTour: Stalkbuster designed for mechanical control for corn borer

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 13, 2017

(photo courtesy John Deere)

One of Agritechnica’s two coveted gold medals was awarded to Kemper this year, for their Stalkbuster, which breaks up corn stubble, destroying...Read more »

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RealAg Radio, Dec 12: Adaptations in post-secondary and techie-farmer gift ideas

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 12, 2017

Photo by Ravi Shah (Flickr CC BY 2.0)

Host Shaun Haney starts the show with a talk on trade, and the role of primary producers in trade deals. Should they just let politicians negotiate,...Read more »

Rail bill won’t be passed until after winter break

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 12, 2017

Farmers and grain shippers won’t be getting long-awaited changes to grain transportation rules for Christmas this year. Bill C-49, the...Read more »

More corn needed to meet Wynne government’s proposed new ethanol mandate

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 12, 2017

The demand side of the Ontario corn balance sheet is poised to grow with the provincial government proposing to double its ethanol mandate for...Read more »

Could blockchain transform agricultural markets?

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

Before we begin to explain how blockchain may be a game changer for agricultural marketing let’s answer that question that is likely at the top of...Read more »

Concerns about canola-on-canola acres rising

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

As farmers finalize and consider their crop decisions for 2018 with a lot more detail, there are some developing conversations that are creating a...Read more »

Soybean School: Rolling your way to higher yields

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 12, 2017

(Credit: Dennis Lange)

Can rolling soybeans pump up your yields? If you get the timing right it looks like there’s a two bu/ac payoff, according to research conducted...Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 11: ‘Cool’ canola, nutrient issues and remediating negative margins

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 11, 2017

Today, on Agronomic Monday: Soil and soil maps in precision ag; mining genetic sources of disease resistance; the environmental benefits to canola...Read more »

Canola School: Should I be booking a clubroot-resistant variety?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 11, 2017

As clubroot disease spreads in Western Canadian soil, growers who have yet to see symptoms in their fields have a decision to make: when should they...Read more »

Harvesting garlic with a 95% reduction in workforce

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 11, 2017

Finally, the answer to the What the heck is this? Facebook challenge. Inspired primarily by curiosity (and, dare we say confusion?),...Read more »

First rural municipalities ready to roll with Farm 911

By: Owen Roberts

December 11, 2017

Municipalities are stepping forward to help Ontario’s Farm 911 emergency signage project for agricultural land get off the ground. The initiative,...Read more »

PowerRich: Micros play a key role in big yields and profit

By: Guest Author

December 10, 2017

In 1840, J. Von Liebig, a German chemist described as the father of the fertilizer industry, stated that the rate of growth of a plant, the size to...Read more »

What StatsCan report? — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

December 9, 2017

Grain markets trended higher to start the first full week of December before giving up some gains in the back half. On Tuesday, the StatsCan report...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Impressive exports and a sense of settling down

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 8, 2017

While much of the focus on beef has been on international negotiations, Gateway LIvestock’s Anne Wasko brings the numbers a little closer to home,...Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 8: Ethanol and climate, rail legislation and beef markets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 8, 2017

Photo by Malcom K (CC by 2.0)

It’s Friday, but we’re not slowing down! Today, on the show: Top Ag News Beef demand, pulling back in the markets, bred cows and more with...Read more »

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