Category: Crop Production

Quebec farmers will need a prescription to access these 5 pesticides

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 21, 2018

Similar to regulations introduced in Ontario in 2015, Quebec announced this week that farmers will require an agronomist’s prescription before...Read more »

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The Seedpod — Ep.13: The move to season-long testing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 21, 2018

Farming is evolving into such a precise business, it only makes sense that soil, seed, and tissue testing and analysis all happen under one roof....Read more »

Following successful pilot project, Ontario Soil Network to continue

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 21, 2018

USDA-ARS photo by Peggy Greb.

When you want to learn about a new farming practice, where do you turn? Yes, there are conferences and field days, but many farmers have also had...Read more »

Canola School: Check seed labels to rotate blackleg resistance

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 19, 2018

Evidence of blackleg infection

You may notice some new information on canola seed bags this year — a label that lists what type of blackleg resistance the variety contains....Read more »

A zero-sum moisture game for the prairies in 2018

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 18, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2015

For many producers on the prairies, moisture concerns are top of mind, as we inch closer to the growing season. And, according to some...Read more »

Cover crops and livestock trampling ‘part of the rotation equation’

By: Debra Murphy

February 16, 2018

Angus cows graze on cover crops at Tom Finnegan’s farm in Minnesota. USDA photo (Flickr, CC by 2.0)

A ‘good rotation’ is often thought of as a cropping plan that involves diverse species, cultivars, and chemical actives. But that definition may...Read more »

Western Canada’s protein supercluster tapped for a cut of $950 million

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 15, 2018

Protein Industries Canada was named today as one of the winning proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Program. The funding model is...Read more »

Competing on more than price for rented land

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 15, 2018

Sheep grazing mid-summer. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2017

Ontario’s soils are losing organic matter. What builds organic matter? Perennial and forage species! But if you’re going to plant perennial hay...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 14: Pushing seeding dates, increasing Mg, and comparing C:N ratios in manure

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 14, 2018

Even with a fresh blanket of snow in some regions, farmers are eager to start planning for the spring season. From early seeding in Saskatchewan, to...Read more »

Simplot announces $460 million potato plant expansion at Portage la Prairie

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Simplot announced a $460 million expansion of its potato processing facility at Portage la Prairie, Man. on Wednesday. Manitoba Premier Brian...Read more »

SaskFlax hires agronomist to support flax growers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission has hired its own agronomist to support flax growers in the province. Michelle Beaith joined SaskFlax as...Read more »

Take a closer look – it may be waterhemp

By: Bernard Tobin

February 14, 2018

Waterhemp has set down roots across Ontario, from Essex and Lambton County, and reports indicate it may have migrated as far east as Quebec....Read more »

Market access “probably the biggest issue” facing the grains industry

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

While much of the focus over the past several months has been on the pulse industry, with India’s tariffs on pulse crops, Canada’s cereal crop...Read more »

Farmers Edge enters the world of crop insurance

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

“Storm Clouds Gathering,” (Photo by Zooey, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Precision agriculture company Farmers Edge has plans to disrupt the crop insurance industry, announcing an agreement with global reinsurer PartnerRe...Read more »

Keeping cover crops out of tile drains

By: Bernard Tobin

February 12, 2018

Dr. Larry Brown, Ohio State University

Will the growth of cover crops lead to an explosion of plugged tile drains? According to Ohio State professor and farm drainage specialist Dr....Read more »