Category: Agronomy

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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Soybean School: Rolling your way to higher yields

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 12, 2017

(Credit: Dennis Lange)

Can rolling soybeans pump up your yields? If you get the timing right it looks like there’s a two bu/ac payoff, according to research conducted...Read more »

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 »

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 »

The benefits of a stripper header

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 30, 2017

There are many ways to harvest crops, from pick-up to straight-cut headers. But, have you ever considered a stripper header? Designed largely for...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 »

Keys to growing soybeans for the first time

By: Guest Author

November 26, 2017

As Western Canadian farmers seek another crop to add to their rotations, seed and crop input suppliers are preparing for another increase in soybean...Read more »

This robot kills weeds with lasers

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 26, 2017

A robot that zaps unwanted organisms with lasers may describe a character in a science fiction plot, but in reality, it’s a technological response...Read more »

Canola Council to cut budget by 25 to 30 percent in 2018

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 22, 2017

The Canola Council of Canada is reviewing all the services and programs it offers, including staffing, as it prepares for a significant budget cut...Read more »

TechTour: Soil sensor enables real-time variable depth tillage

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 22, 2017

A soil sensor that can detect compaction from above the ground in real-time is enabling a concept described as “variable depth tillage” for...Read more »

Consider disease package when selecting a canola variety

By: Guest Author

November 20, 2017

Yield potential will always be king, but there are many considerations for farmers at variety selection time. With blackleg and clubroot diseases...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 15: Pirates, pigs in puddles and pounding the pulpit

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

November 15, 2017

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through huge harvest highlights, corn caramelization, dormant seeding, piracy and specific...Read more »

U.S. approval of chlormequat growth regulator expected for 2018 spring crop

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 15, 2017

Canadian farmers should be able to use the plant growth regulator chlormequat chloride in 2018 on crop destined for the U.S., according to the...Read more »

Canola School: Determining the best variety to grow next year

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

November 14, 2017

Which clubroot-resistant canola variety with herbicide tolerance trait X is the earliest maturing in your area? What about the highest-yielding...Read more »

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