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Category: Crop Production

Pickles and promise: Ontario’s processing vegetable industry sees new investment

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2018

Ontario’s vegetable processing industry has certainly faced its share of challenges in the last few years, but Cathy Lennon, general manager with...Read more »

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Significant changes made to Tribine harvester

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 19, 2018

While in Boone, Iowa, for the Farm Progress Show, RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner had a chance to check in with Ben Dillon, president of Tribine...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 19: Surprising soy yields, sprouting corn, plus hay and more hay

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 19, 2018

Photo: Claas

Harvest is rolling, rolling, rolling, and the rush is on perhaps more than most years as the Ontario crop is rushing towards dry and even too-dry at...Read more »

Corn School: Would variable rate planting fit your farm?

By: Bernard Tobin

September 18, 2018

It’s time for corn growers to take a hard look at variable rate planting. That was agronomist Pat Lynch’s message to growers as they watched...Read more »

Soybean School: What can you do about green soybeans?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 18, 2018

Soybeans are most often grown places that get abundant rain, particularly in August. This usually happens in southern Manitoba, so an unusual problem...Read more »

Throw out the provincial neonic regulations, says Grain Farmers of Ontario

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 18, 2018

The future of any neonicotinoid product being registered for use in Canada is very uncertain, as Health Canada is currently proposing a ban or near...Read more »

Canola School: PAMI publishes guidebook on straight-cutting canola

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 17, 2018

Joel McDonald, Program Manager, PAMI

There is more and more and more demand for information about straight-cutting canola. In response to this demand, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery...Read more »

Some good news about glyphosate… but does it matter?

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 14, 2018

A recent report out of Ontario tells a good news story about the much beleaguered herbicide glyphosate. Put simply, the rumours are true — the...Read more »

Corn School: Harvest quickly to limit losses to gibberella

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 14, 2018

If you’re noticing a little fuzzy trouble with your corn crop this year — you’re not alone. With rainfall after rainfall at pollination...Read more »

Restoring eroded knolls has huge potential to boost yield

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 13, 2018

Source: OMAFRA

Landscape restoration: do you do it? You might want to think about doing it, because chances are you’re losing yield if you don’t, according to...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 12: Dicamba drift, sticky wheat, adzuki beans, and hemp in rotation

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 12, 2018

Shaun Haney and Peter ‘WheatPete’ Johnson record the Word, Sept 12, 2018, at COFS. Photo credit: K. Rankin

On this special Canada’s Outdoor Farm show edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson must share the spotlight with RealAgriculture founder...Read more »

Canola rotation: “Do as I say, not as I do”

By: Dale Leftwich

September 12, 2018

Anyone who was driving around the Prairies this summer saw field after field of beautiful yellow flowers. People who wanted to take pictures to show...Read more »

$11.1 million announced for pulse research cluster

By: Dale Leftwich

September 12, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, at the Crop Development Centre, Sasksatoon

Federal minister of agriculture Lawrence MacAulay was at the University of Saskatchewan this week to announce $11.1 Million in funding for SaskPulse...Read more »

348 acres in eight hours (yes, Guinness has a record for cutting hay)

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 11, 2018

Tate Mesbergen (in light blue) and the Mesbergen Farms family at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.

Yes, Guinness has a record for hay mowed in an eight hour period. And a custom haying operator near Greeley, Colorado holds that record, as of July....Read more »

Pulse School: Dry bean production under irrigation

By: Dale Leftwich

September 10, 2018

Pinto beans

Dry beans are not too common on the western plains but they do have a nice fit in certain areas. One of those areas is the Riverhurst irrigation...Read more »