Category: Crop Schools

Canola School: Check seed labels to rotate blackleg resistance

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 19, 2018

Evidence of blackleg infection

You may notice some new information on canola seed bags this year — a label that lists what type of blackleg resistance the variety contains....Read more »

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Canola School: Welcome to Clubroot Anonymous

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 7, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Switch to longer rotations, reduce soil movement, grow resistant varieties — the list of keys to managing against clubroot disease has become...Read more »

Wheat School: Railways, Russia, and wheat markets in 2018

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 25, 2018

The Port of Novorossiysk is one of the largest ports in Russia, located on the Black Sea. (Wikipedia)

When trying to explain why wheat prices are where they are, there are some concerns with dryness and protein levels affecting regional bids, but...Read more »

Corn School: Boost kernel size for more yield

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 24, 2018

If you’re targeting maximum corn yield, you need to fine-tune plant nutrition for a particular two-week period of the corn growing season, says...Read more »

Wheat School: What’s the best N rate for my goal yield and protein?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 23, 2018

How confident are you in your selected nitrogen (N) rate for wheat? Do you adjust that number based on yield potential? Variety? Soil type? How much...Read more »

Canola School: Winter canola and the eastern experience

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 22, 2018

When we think of canola, we think Western Canada. And there’s no doubt that the prairies are the canola capital, but Meghan Moran, canola and...Read more »

Corn School: How much corn residue should you remove?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 11, 2018

Do your corn fields yield less than 170 bu/ac? If so, you have to be careful when removing corn residue from those fields because you could be...Read more »

Pulse School: What do India’s tariffs mean for pulse markets in 2018?

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 11, 2018

(credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; John Sinal Photography)

India’s move to impose prohibitive import tariffs on peas, lentils and chickpeas has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the pulse market...Read more »

Corn School: Understanding 30 years of rising yields

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 5, 2018

Ontario will set a new corn yield record in 2017 with the crop expected to hit an average of 180 bu/ac or better. Where is all that yield coming...Read more »

Pulse School: Meeting new demand for peas on the eastern prairies

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 4, 2018

Peas growing in zero-till corn residue in southern Manitoba.

Construction has started on a large pea processing plant in central Manitoba that’s designed to process more than 100,000 tonnes per year...Read more »

Canola School: Identifying the new mystery midge

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 21, 2017

“Bottle”-shaped, galled flowers, which do not produce pods or seeds, are a known confirmed symptom of damage caused by this newly-found midge species (courtesy Dr. Boyd Mori, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Researchers with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are in the process of identifying and describing a tiny midge species that was first confirmed in...Read more »

Corn School: Ontario heading for a record 180+ bu/ac crop

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 20, 2017

180 bushels per acre. It looks like Ontario’s 2017 corn crop is going to come in above that number and set a new record for the province. In this...Read more »

Soybean School: Ontario growers better positioned to manage dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

In 2017, many U.S. growers struggled to manage dicamba use with increasing acres of dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans. The dicamba story in Ontario,...Read more »

Canola School: One cool crop — how canola sequesters carbon and reflects the sun

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

Canola is a “cool” crop in more ways than one, including how it can have a role in mitigating climate change. “From the point of view of global...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 »