Category: Agronomy

Switch up your fertilizer routine with deep banding

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 21, 2018

Vital crop nutrients act differently in the root zone. Some, such as nitrogen, move easily with soil water, but others, such as phosphorus, hardly...Read more »

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Wheat Pete’s Word, June 20: Wild weather, yellow corn causes, and seed size surprises

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 20, 2018

Corn – hail

This week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word is full of alliterations and maybe, just maybe, a little serving of humble pie. We start this week...Read more »

Canola School: Clubroot monitoring key to protecting Saskatchewan industry

By: Dale Leftwich

June 18, 2018

Relatively few cases of clubroot have been confirmed in Saskatchewan, but with many documented cases just to the west in Alberta an obvious question...Read more »

SaskCanola research manager receives recognition

By: Dale Leftwich

June 15, 2018

Errin Willenborg, research manager with SaskCanola recently took home some hardware from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA). Willenborg...Read more »

Soybean School: Bean leaf beetle making a comeback

By: Bernard Tobin

June 14, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

Many Ontario farmers will remember when they routinely sprayed soybean crops to control bean leaf beetle. That changed 10 years ago with the...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, June 13: Weevil whacking, the nitrate report, and dry bean replants

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 13, 2018

It’s dry, dry, dry in some areas of Ontario, but some relief could show up as many forecasts are calling for rain. Just how dry is it? As Peter...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 »

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 »

Corn School: How deep should you plant your corn?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 7, 2018

What’s the ideal depth for planting corn? What happens if you plant too shallow? In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn...Read more »