Category: Ag Business

If grass is green, soybean white mould is keen

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 8, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

Timing a white mould fungicide application in soybeans can be tricky business. The typical recommendation is to spray a first-pass fungicide at the...Read more »

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FMC expands Canadian presence with DuPont acquisition

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 1, 2018

The world of agribusiness mergers and acquisitions has been very busy in the last 24 months, especially in the seed and crop protection industry,...Read more »

Do we really need to double food production by 2050?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 1, 2018

If you’ve been attending agricultural and food conferences over the last decade you’ve likely heard countless references to “feed the 9...Read more »

Cut your energy costs on the farm

By: Bernard Tobin

January 29, 2018

Are you spending too much on energy to power your farm? Do you know the major energy users on your farm? If you don’t know the answers to those...Read more »

Wage hike costs Ontario hort growers $297 million over two years

By: Bernard Tobin

January 16, 2018

The Liberal government’s minimum wage hike will cost Ontario fruit and vegetable growers $297 million over the next two years. The impact on the...Read more »

Ontario Certified Crop Advisor ranks continue to grow

By: Bernard Tobin

January 12, 2018

Almost half of Ontario’s certified crop advisors packed a London, ON hotel conference room this week for their organization’s annual meeting and...Read more »

Canadian tractor and combine sales were strong in 2017

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 11, 2018

December ended with very cold weather across Canada, but overall Canadian tractor and combine sales numbers reported by the Association of Equipment...Read more »

Monsanto planning to expand dicamba platform in soybeans, canola

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 5, 2018

Monsanto plans to expand its Xtend herbicide tolerance package, which combines tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate, in the coming years, adding other...Read more »

Agrium, PotashCorp complete merger to launch Nutrien

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 2, 2018

(Source: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.)

Shares for Nutrien — the new company formed by the merger of Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. — started trading in Toronto...Read more »

The race is on — Jeff Leal talks ethanol, wages and election prospects

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 21, 2017

Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs minister Jeff Leal Leal heads into the new year on a high note, having won industry-wide praise for pushing his government to increase the provincial ethanol mandate from 5 to 10 per cent of gasoline for 2020.

The Ontario Liberal government has had its share of challenges in 2017. For starters, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating sunk to the low...Read more »

Corn School: Looking for profit in the 2018 market

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 15, 2017

Big yields, big carryouts and little volatility. It’s a corn market story that’s been with us for two years and may persist throughout 2018. In...Read more »

Real Dream Workshops: Making hydro with Otto Bloemen

By: Bernard Tobin

December 7, 2017

Are you planning to build a new farm workshop? How will you power and heat it? Do you want a crane? In episode 3 of Real Dream Workshops, Peter...Read more »

Corn School: How to reduce mechanical kernel damage

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 6, 2017

Mechanically harvesting, drying and handling grain corn can compromise quality and take a bite out of a grower’s bottom line. Earlier this fall,...Read more »

Will China approve new canola traits during Trudeau’s visit?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 3, 2017

The Chinese government could move forward on allowing imports of three canola traits that have been awaiting Chinese approval for five years during...Read more »

The future is now for farm satellite technology

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Patrick Crampton from Farmers Edge says enhanced satellite imagery is ushering in the ‘decision agriculture’ era.

From automated tractors to precision sprayers that spray only weeds, new technology is creating a buzz in the farming community. But let’s not...Read more »