Category: Crop Production

Corn School: Time to trap western bean cutworm

By: Bernard Tobin

June 15, 2018

Adult western bean cutworm moths lay eggs on corn leaves during peak flight in July.

Have you set your western bean cutworm (WBC) traps yet? Setting traps is the most effective means of determining whether the yield-robbing pest...Read more »

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Unapproved GM wheat plants discovered in Alberta

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat plants containing a trait developed...Read more »

CFIA finds isolated case of biotech plant product not allowed in Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

Update: The CFIA has confirmed the discovery of several GM wheat plants in southern Alberta. Here’s the updated story. The Canadian Food Inspection...Read more »

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 »

Canola School: How much seed is enough and how much is too much?

By: Dale Leftwich

June 12, 2018

Lacombe

Seeding rates are always a hot topic, and for good reason. The only thing more expensive than buying and planting too much canola seed is not having...Read more »

Wheat School: Should you worry about head snag?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 11, 2018

Hot days and warm nights have produced lots of head snag in Ontario winter wheat fields. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson explains that a...Read more »

Farmers Edge, Lindsay Corporation form partnership to improve irrigation precision

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2018

(Photo courtesy Zimmatic)

Digital agriculture company Farmers Edge has announced a partnership with Nebraska-based irrigation equipment manufacturer Lindsay Corporation to...Read more »

Weather and geopolitical risk —This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

June 9, 2018

Except for wheat, grain markets this week trended mostly lower. The oilseed complex saw a significant sell-off as the start to the U.S. growing...Read more »

Is the dicamba spray window closed?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 9, 2018

Spray early, that’s the mantra with Xtend technology for soybeans. An early dicamba application means pre-emerge or early post-emerge — so, have...Read more »

Canola field events promise learning with an element of carnival

By: Dale Leftwich

June 8, 2018

Fertilizer toxicity reduced the canola stand on the left (see more below; photo courtesy Don Flaten)

Western Canadian canola growers planning to attend one of three over-the-top canola field days being held this summer are in for a real experience. I...Read more »

Wheat School: How to manage late-arriving stripe rust

By: Bernard Tobin

June 7, 2018

Stripe rust is back again in Ontario wheat fields for the third consecutive year. The leaf disease first showed up in the province in 2016, and...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 »

Changes coming to how frost and mildew are assessed in Western Canadian wheat

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 6, 2018

Frost-damaged wheat

The way Western Canadian wheat is graded for frost/heat stress and mildew will be changing slightly on August 1, 2018. Until now, if both grading...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 6: Weed height and corn yield loss, weevils, and a stripe rust alert

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 6, 2018

Photo by Debra Murphy, 2014.

If everything goes south from here on in, we can blame Peter Johnson, host of the weekly Wheat Pete’s Word, as he proclaims this week that things...Read more »

Pulse School: Scout early to get a jump on weed and insect pressure

By: Dale Leftwich

June 6, 2018

Notching on leaves caused by pea leaf weevils.

Pulse planting conditions were mostly dry this spring, but many farmers were able to seed into moisture. In most cases, plant emergence has been...Read more »