Category: Agronomy

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 »

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Soybean School: Reducing residue could fend off sudden death

By: Bernard Tobin

October 10, 2017

When it comes to integrated disease management, experts have always considered corn a non-host for diseases like sudden death syndrome (SDS) in...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 »

Wheat School: The key to planting in dry soils

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 4, 2017

Whatever you do, get out there and plant your wheat. That’s the message agronomist Peter Johnson has for Ontario wheat growers in this episode of...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 »

Choosing the right cultivator for your farm

By: Bernard Tobin

September 18, 2017

What should farmers look for when planning to purchase a new cultivator? There’s been plenty of cultivator innovation in recent years that farmers...Read more »

Soybean School: Why are plant leaves turning red?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 15, 2017

Cold nighttime temperatures in recent weeks across Ontario are causing soybean plants to shut down. That’s one of the reasons why many growers are...Read more »

Corn School: Will your corn reach maturity?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 14, 2017

Is the corn going to make it? Will it mature before Ontario farmers are greeted by the first killing frost? Those were the two big questions that...Read more »

Innovative Farmers take action on compaction

By: Bernard Tobin

September 8, 2017

Compaction Action – IFAO

What happens when 400 innovative farmers, a team of agronomy and extension specialists, and a leading soil compaction researcher descend on an...Read more »

SIMPAS takes printer & cartridge concept to the field

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 8, 2017

Think of your planter as a high-resolution field printer. Instead of multiple colours of ink, it’s dispensing combinations of micronutrients and...Read more »

Exploding Sprayer Myths: Is more air better for airblast sprayers?

By: Bernard Tobin

September 5, 2017

In the year 2017 an indestructible human cyborg sprayer expert is sent from the future to help sprayer operators match airblast sprayer air settings...Read more »

Episode 5: The Straight Cutting Experience from BASF

By: Guest Author

September 3, 2017

Making straight-cutting choices a little more clear cut. The harvest season is quickly approaching and with it comes an abundance of straight-cutting...Read more »