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Category: Agronomy

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 »

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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 »

New herbicide tackles glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

By: Bernard Tobin

September 18, 2018

There’s a new tool available for growers in the fight against herbicide-resistant weeds, such as Canada fleabane. Corteva Agriscience has launched...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 »

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 »

Soybean School: A fall plan for tough-to-kill weeds

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 13, 2018

Pre-harvest is actually a great time to get a handle on tough-to-kill weeds in the soybean crop or ahead of next year’s crop. But fall weed control...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 »

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 »

Nutrien preparing to launch online crop input sales

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

The company with the world’s largest bricks-and-mortar crop input retail network is planning to sell products online in 2019. Nutrien — the...Read more »

Resistance Management School: It’s all about diversity

By: Bernard Tobin

September 10, 2018

Herbicide resistance is nothing new to Ontario farmers. It all started in 1973 when triazine-resistant lamb’s-quarters were found on a farm...Read more »

Wheat School: Smart(phone) help for cereal aphid scouting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 6, 2018

Tyler Wist, research scientist, field crop entomology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada greenhouse, Saskatoon, SK

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has, until now, never developed an app. Until now, that is, with the launch of a new app called CAM. The...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 5: Big yield predictions, gibberella risks, and selling potash

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 5, 2018

Gibberella ear rot. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2016

If you’ve heard tell of some record yield estimates out there, let’s all remember that the crop sure isn’t in the bin yet, says Peter Johnson,...Read more »