Category: Crop Schools

Corn School: Fungicide application timing on a variable corn crop

By: Bernard Tobin

June 21, 2018

Ontario corn growers will have plenty of variables to consider as they plan fungicide applications in the weeks ahead. An extended five-week planting...Read more »

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Corn School: Will drone sprayers fit your farm?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 13, 2018

Is the clock ticking on the future of your ground sprayer? Could it eventually be replaced by a swarm of UAV sprayers that could better target weeds...Read more »

Soybean School: No quick fix for managing protein

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 7, 2018

The introduction of protein price discounts by at least one soybean buyer in Western Canada this past winter has left soybean growers wondering what...Read more »

Corn School: How deep should you plant your corn?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 7, 2018

What’s the ideal depth for planting corn? What happens if you plant too shallow? In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn...Read more »

Corn School: A 3-point post-planting scouting checklist

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 31, 2018

Hot, humid weather across much of corn-growing areas of Ontario has the crop adding a leaf stage about every four days. As corn pops in to that...Read more »

Canola School: Can your fans keep up with large bin size?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 24, 2018

The average size of a new grain bin in Western Canada has grown dramatically in recent years. 1,650 bushel flat-bottom bins, while still needed in...Read more »

Wheat School: Planting wheat with a planter

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 21, 2018

It’s an established fact that seeding depth and plant spacing are critical factors in maximizing yields and uniformity in some crops. That’s why...Read more »

Canola School: Fertilizer toxicity may cause seedling death in dry conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 11, 2018

Not only do dry soil conditions hamper seed germination, they also raise the risk of fertilizer toxicity for seedlings after they germinate,...Read more »

Soybean School: Understanding the total yield cost of bin-run seed

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 2, 2018

There are certainly unknowns and risks that come with planting bin-run soybean seed versus certified seed, but one significant piece of information...Read more »

Canola School: Fumigation in the fight against clubroot

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 22, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

When a field is confirmed infected with clubroot, it’s recommended that producers implement (or continue) strict sanitation protocols, crop...Read more »

Canola School: Lessons learned about weed seed destruction machines

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 17, 2018

AAFC’s Harrington Seed Destructor at work in a field trial in 2017. (Photo: Breanne Tidemann, AAFC)

With increasing cases of herbicide resistance, machines designed to destroy weed seeds at harvest could be a valuable tool. But like any technology...Read more »

Soybean School: Understanding iron deficiency chlorosis risk heading into planting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 13, 2018

As planting decisions are finalized, the risk of iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is one of the factors soybean growers in Western Canada and the...Read more »

Canola School: Research looking at liming to suppress clubroot

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 6, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Although it’s been proven that high pH soil will not stop the spread of clubroot disease, liming has been used as a tool to curb the disease in...Read more »

Wheat School: Solve your tiller problem with N, not seeding rate

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 2, 2018

Wheat tillers are nothing but a well-camouflaged weed, right? Not exactly. While excessive tillering can cause grief for fungicide timing and harvest...Read more »

Canola School: The mysterious canola flower (not swede) midge

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 30, 2018

Photo: Shelley Barkley.

Seven years after swede midge was identified in Ontario, three adult midge were found in Saskatchewan, in 2007. It was then believed the insects were...Read more »