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Category: Wheat School - West

Wheat School: How do we fund wheat research?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 15, 2018

Over the last decade, the average yield increase for corn tips the scale at five bushels per acre, per year. During the same period wheat yield gains...Read more »

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Wheat School: How does Canadian wheat production compare globally?

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 23, 2018

Canadian wheat has long been known for its high quality — as a premium wheat for blending into lower quality grain to meet minimum requirements for...Read more »

Wheat School: CRISPR technology could be a boon for wheat breeding

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 11, 2018

Wheat breeding is a poor cousin when you compare it to the investment and resources corn and soybean plant breeders have at their disposal to develop...Read more »

Wheat School: What we’ve learned so far in year one with Manipulator

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 10, 2018

2018 marks the first growing season where farmers across Canada can apply the plant growth regulator chlormequat chloride — a.k.a....Read more »

Wheat School: Hot weather narrows the FHB treatment window

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 29, 2018

Wheat has been progressing rapidly thanks to seasonally high temperatures in many areas over the past few weeks, quickly moving into and through the...Read more »

Wheat School: Tips for fungicide decisions in a dry year

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 28, 2018

Dry conditions across much of Western Canada have some growers wrestling with the decision on whether or not to apply a fungicide — or to go with...Read more »

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 »

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 »