Category: Crop Production

Concerns about canola-on-canola acres rising

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

As farmers finalize and consider their crop decisions for 2018 with a lot more detail, there are some developing conversations that are creating a...Read more »

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Soil awareness, new genetic resistance, and why canola is a cool crop, literally — Canola Week wrap-up

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 8, 2017

Around 375 agronomists, researchers and farmers were in Saskatoon this week for the inaugural “Canola Week.” Organized by the Canola Council of...Read more »

Soybean School: Learning from Ontario’s 2017 crop

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 7, 2017

It’s not official, but it looks like Ontario’s 2017 soybean yield will come in at around 43 bushels per acre. That’s down from the 46-bushel...Read more »

Corn School: How to reduce mechanical kernel damage

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 6, 2017

Mechanically harvesting, drying and handling grain corn can compromise quality and take a bite out of a grower’s bottom line. Earlier this fall,...Read more »

25 years of memorable SWAC moments

By: Bernard Tobin

December 5, 2017

The Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) will mark its 25th anniversary on January 3rd, when the two-day conference unofficially kicks off...Read more »

GFO welcomes proposed increase to ethanol mandate in Ontario

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is welcoming the Ontario government’s proposal to increase its ethanol mandate in gasoline from 5 to 10 percent in...Read more »

Will China approve new canola traits during Trudeau’s visit?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 3, 2017

The Chinese government could move forward on allowing imports of three canola traits that have been awaiting Chinese approval for five years during...Read more »

Soybean School: Rotating resistant varieties key to controlling SCN

By: Bernard Tobin

December 1, 2017

Soybean cyst nematodes have been stealing yield in Ontario fields for more than 20 years. SCN-resistant varieties are a key tool to help defend...Read more »

A&W donates $5M to the U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 1, 2017

University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. (Photo via U of S)

The University of Saskatchewan announced a $5-million donation on Friday from A&W to support the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence...Read more »

TechTour: Designing the IDEAL combine

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 1, 2017

(courtesy AGCO)

AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s...Read more »

The future is now for farm satellite technology

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Patrick Crampton from Farmers Edge says enhanced satellite imagery is ushering in the ‘decision agriculture’ era.

From automated tractors to precision sprayers that spray only weeds, new technology is creating a buzz in the farming community. But let’s not...Read more »

Familiar names top recommended malt barley list

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 29, 2017

Based on market demand and feedback from the malting industry, the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) publishes a list every fall of...Read more »

Budweiser to test malt barley in space

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 29, 2017

The International Space Station (NASA)

Budweiser is planning to send malt barley seed into space next week in a project that can be described as a combination of futuristic agronomy...Read more »

Micron Woman and the world of spray droplets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2017

You just finished a great spray day. Your timing and product choice were bang-on, the weather was good, and your sprayer was calibrated. But do...Read more »

European Commission gives glyphosate a new 5-year licence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2017

The European Commission has granted a new five-year licence for glyphosate, with Germany breaking a stalemate that would have seen the herbicide...Read more »

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