Category: Wheat School - West

Wheat School: Breeders work to put winter wheat on the map in Western Canada

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 19, 2018

Winter wheat can yield up to 45 percent more than spring wheat, so why don’t more Western Canadian growers crank up the seeder and get more in the...Read more »

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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 »

Wheat School: Which is the best streamer nozzle?

By: Bernard Tobin

May 8, 2018

What’s the best choice of streamer nozzle? It’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is asked countless times every year. Well,...Read more »

Wheat School: Boosting protein with dissolved urea

By: Bernard Tobin

February 7, 2018

The price of wheat is down, yes, but there are premiums for protein, and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson thinks there’s an opportunity to...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Wheat School: The key to planting in dry soils

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 4, 2017

Whatever you do, get out there and plant your wheat. That’s the message agronomist Peter Johnson has for Ontario wheat growers in this episode of...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 »

Wheat School: Could winter durum reduce fusarium risk?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 16, 2017

Winter durum wheat isn’t grown in Western Canada, but the possible benefits have breeders working on developing it. As Jamie Larsen with...Read more »

Wheat School: Putting a value on the “unpaid army”

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 4, 2017

Beneficial insects provide free labour in the field, preying on insect pests, but what is that labour worth? Because we don’t know the economic...Read more »

Wheat School: Can you seed winter wheat too early?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 26, 2017

Wet conditions in parts of Western Canada — especially in the central and northern areas of Alberta — meant some acres went unseeded this spring....Read more »

Wheat School: Is that second herbicide application necessary?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 21, 2017

(courtesy Breanne Tidemann)

Herbicide resistance is not new in Canadian agriculture, but managing it is becoming a higher priority as the scope of herbicide resistant weeds...Read more »

Wheat School: Keep watch for the Cereal Aphid Manager App

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 14, 2017

Photo taken at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre by Debra Murphy, 2016.

The decision to spray for aphids in cereal crops is complicated, as it requires not only scouting for and estimating aphid populations at a given...Read more »