Category: Crop Production

EPA defines U.S. label changes for dicamba in 2018

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 13, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a deal with companies selling dicamba to implement new requirements aimed at minimizing...Read more »

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Bayer signs C$8.7 billion deal to sell LibertyLink and seed businesses to BASF

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 13, 2017

(Photo: Bayer AG)

Bayer has signed an agreement to divest some of its crop business to BASF for €5.9 billion (approximately C$8.7 billion) to gain regulatory...Read more »

Farmers Edge announces deal with Planet to deliver same-day satellite imagery

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 11, 2017

A model of one of Planet’s Dove satellites on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

Farmers Edge has announced an exclusive arrangement with San Francisco-based aerospace and data company Planet to offer high-resolution, daily...Read more »

Ontario farmers experimenting with world crops

By: Owen Roberts

October 9, 2017

Ontario farmers are beginning to show interest in growing world crops like quinoa.

Six years ago, University of Guelph researcher Glen Filson determined that some world crops —such as okra and amaranth — could potentially be...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 29: Putting together a solid farm business plan

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 6, 2017

No two farm business plans are identical. A young, aggressive producer focused on expanding likely needs a comprehensive business plan with detailed...Read more »

Monsanto and weed scientists hold frank discussions about dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 5, 2017

Dicamba-injured soybeans

Monsanto invited several dozen weed scientists and researchers to St. Louis last week to present data and discuss views on what led to off-target...Read more »

The future of independent ag retailers in Western Canada

By: Shaun Haney

October 4, 2017

With recent news that 14 independent retailers in Western Canada have joined forces with an Australian entity, and another group of independents...Read more »

Independent retailers form WinField United Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 3, 2017

A group of more than 60 Canadian independent crop input retail owners with 150-plus locations have partnered with U.S. crop input and service...Read more »

MPSG declares neutral stance on location of potential Manitoba soybean processor

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 28, 2017

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) has issued a statement saying it is neutral on the location of a potential soybean crush plant in the...Read more »

Bayer partners with FMC to launch $3 for 300 campaign to control cleavers in canola

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 27, 2017


Bayer and FMC Corporation have partnered up to offer a new deal for growers interested in improving cleaver control in their InVigor hybrid canola....Read more »

Taking a closer look at Climate FieldView

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 22, 2017

Farmers who visited the 2017 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) in Woodstock, Ontario had an opportunity to watch the Climate FieldView  in...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 20: Red clover, red soybeans and double cobs of corn

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 21, 2017

Debra Murphy, 2016.

Host Peter Johnson is back in the office for this episode of The Word. In trying to catch up on a plethora of questions, Johnson discusses: wheat...Read more »

New residual herbicide tackles resistant weeds

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 20, 2017

Canadian corn and soybean growers have a new tool to tackle resistant and tough-to-control weeds. Zidua SC, a new Group 15 herbicide from BASF, will...Read more »

National priorities laid out for Canadian wheat research

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2017

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

Canada’s wheat industry, working together with the federal government, laid out its priorities for research in a national report unveiled at press...Read more »

Enlist corn ready to go for 2018

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 19, 2017

After years of patiently waiting for market approvals, Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist corn hybrids are heading to farm fields in 2018. The company showed...Read more »