Category: Crop Schools

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 »

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Soybean School: Rotating resistant varieties key to controlling SCN

By: Bernard Tobin

December 1, 2017

Soybean cyst nematodes have been stealing yield in Ontario fields for more than 20 years. SCN-resistant varieties are a key tool to help defend...Read more »

Wheat School: Not all bushels are the same

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 27, 2017

The bushel is a critical unit in grain farming. It’s used to describe volume in many contexts, including a crop’s yield per acre, the amount of...Read more »

Canola School: Determining the best variety to grow next year

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

November 14, 2017

Which clubroot-resistant canola variety with herbicide tolerance trait X is the earliest maturing in your area? What about the highest-yielding...Read more »

Wheat School: The threat of ochratoxin A

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 8, 2017

Canada has a stellar grain safety record and reputation, but the president of Cereals Canada believes there needs to be more awareness of one...Read more »

Canola School: A lesson on moisture conservation and knee-jerk reactions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

November 1, 2017

With memories of combines getting stuck, high disease levels and all the problems that come with excess moisture fresh in many farmers’ minds, the...Read more »

Canola School: Closing the hole in the phosphorus cycle

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 24, 2017

Don Flaten holding a sample of struvite fertilizer.

Phosphorus is a critical nutrient in farming, but it has also received a lot of negative attention for the impact it can have on water quality. If we...Read more »

Canola School: Scout for blackleg at harvest

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 28, 2017

The canola pods are almost done filling, if not at full maturity, in many areas of the prairies, and harvest is beginning. We often think of scouting...Read more »

Canola School: Pre-harvest options for your canola crop

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 24, 2017

It’s the time of year when many producers are thinking about swathing, or looking forward to desiccating and straight cutting their canola crop....Read more »

Corn School: Could 2017 be another vomitoxin year?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 23, 2017

Japanese beetles feeding on corn at Ridgetown, Ontario.

A late-maturing crop, difficult environmental conditions, significant insect pressure and potential for late-season leaf disease…although too early...Read more »

Soybean School: Taking a closer look at soybean aphid thresholds

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 18, 2017

The combination of increased soybean acres and high soybean aphid pressure on the prairies in 2017 has sparked conversations about thresholds,...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Shawn Schill

By: Bernard Tobin

August 18, 2017

Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that’s the case in our latest episode in the ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture...Read more »

Soybean School: Preventing those yellow patches next year

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 15, 2017

Most of the yellow patches in soybean fields in Western Canada and the northern U.S. have disappeared as the plants have recovered, or turned...Read more »

Soybean School: One-pass vs. two-pass weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 14, 2017

OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough compares weed control in two fields at the Elora Research Station.

Should you spray your soybeans once or twice? In this episode of Real Agriculture Soybean School, OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough takes a look...Read more »

Pulse School: Avoiding bleaching in peas

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 11, 2017

With pea and lentil harvest underway, the question on the forefront of many growers’ minds — what is the quality of my crop that’s coming off?...Read more »

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