Year: 2017

Shift your soybean mindset

By: Guest Author

December 31, 2017

Ask a typical Ontario grower how their soybeans yielded and you’ll likely hear a number around 47 bushels per acre. Most growers are perfectly fine...Read more »

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Reflections on 2017 and forecasts for the new year

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 31, 2017

Photo by Leigh Graves Wolf (Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This December, to recognize the year that has passed, and to look to the start of 2018, we decided to create a short questionnaire for a few of our...Read more »

Changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards include farms and ranches

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 30, 2017

The Government of Alberta is making some resolutions for the new year. As of January 1, 2018, farm and ranch owners will have some new Employment...Read more »

This year in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

December 29, 2017

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

Today marks the end of the 2017 calendar trading year. It’s also the end of the fourth quarter of the calendar and the month of December. If...Read more »

Wildlife sensor automatically lifts mower to avoid young deer

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 29, 2017

Photo via Pöttinger.

Where rabbits and many other wildlife will run when a tractor approaches, baby deer will instinctively hide in tall grass. And that can be a problem...Read more »

Corn School: Using your drone to make better management decisions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 28, 2017

Recent advances in the availability and quality of satellite imagery is providing powerful in-season management insights for corn growers. Many...Read more »

How sensors and cloud technology are improving milk quality and safety

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 28, 2017

(photo by Matt Cartney; CC BY-NC 2.0)

Sensors and internet cloud technology — a combination sometimes described as the “Internet of Things” — are increasingly being used by...Read more »

TechTour: Corn planting with small, swarming robots

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 27, 2017

Photo via Fendt.

Fendt sees a future where 12 small robots the size of drink coolers will replace a tractor and eight-row planter for planting corn. After completing...Read more »

From sprayer to spreader in 60 seconds — Stara’s Imperador 3.0

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 27, 2017

The Imperador 3.0. (Photo via Stara)

According to Stara, there is nothing in the world like its Imperador 3.0, a self-propelled machine with both sprayer booms and a spreader. The...Read more »

RealAg’s top 17 stories of 2017

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 25, 2017

2017 will go down as another eventful year in Canadian agriculture, from floods to droughts to wildfires and from taxes to trade. We saw new...Read more »

Producers warned about veterinarian shortage

By: Owen Roberts

December 23, 2017

Ontario Veterinary College Dean Jeff Wichtel meets with veterinary students at Elora dairy research station (photo courtesy OVC)

If you have a sick animal, there’s no such thing as a “timely” veterinarian shortage. But the current situation, which is seeing fewer...Read more »

Thinning out over Christmas — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

December 23, 2017

This week, grain markets were dominated by thinner trading volumes — a bit ironic considering that Jolly St. Nick’s visit is just around the...Read more »

Stand out above the crop with Krone’s new forage harvesters

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 23, 2017

Photo via Krone

Krone has unveiled its new line-up of forage harvesters, equipped with a unique feature — a scissor-lift cab. Through the push of a single button,...Read more »

RealAg Radio, Dec 22: Special Edition — A year in review and a look to the new

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 22, 2017

First off, is Bailey’s only a Canadian thing? Or do Americans drink it in their coffee too? Then, on the show, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and...Read more »

Soybean School: Make resistance a priority when selecting varieties

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 22, 2017

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans.

Next time you chose a soybean variety, don’t just consider yield trials. Be sure to take a close look at disease trials; they help determine...Read more »