Category: Fertility

Corn School: Boost kernel size for more yield

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 24, 2018

If you’re targeting maximum corn yield, you need to fine-tune plant nutrition for a particular two-week period of the corn growing season, says...Read more »

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Wheat School: What’s the best N rate for my goal yield and protein?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 23, 2018

How confident are you in your selected nitrogen (N) rate for wheat? Do you adjust that number based on yield potential? Variety? Soil type? How much...Read more »

Corn School: Using your drone to make better management decisions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 28, 2017

Recent advances in the availability and quality of satellite imagery is providing powerful in-season management insights for corn growers. Many...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 »

Canola School: Closing the hole in the phosphorus cycle

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 24, 2017

Don Flaten holding a sample of struvite fertilizer.

Phosphorus is a critical nutrient in farming, but it has also received a lot of negative attention for the impact it can have on water quality. If we...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Shawn Schill

By: Bernard Tobin

August 18, 2017

Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that’s the case in our latest episode in the ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture...Read more »

Keeping nitrogen available in the root zone

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 26, 2017

Nitrogen in the soil is available to plants in two forms: ammonium (NH4) and nitrate (N03). The problem with nitrate is, unlike ammonium, it’s a...Read more »

Corn School: ‘Wins’ of spring 2017

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 19, 2017

It may not look like a good story but this cornfield was in waist-high water in early July. Thanks to strong agronomics the crop is mounting a comeback, says Pride Seeds agronomist Aaron Stevanus.

2017 may well be remembered for the spring that just kept on giving. From flooding to hail, Mother Nature threw just about every challenge imaginable...Read more »

New tool helps minimize phosphorus loss

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 17, 2017

When and how should you apply phosphorus for maximum crop production benefit while ensuring it stays put in the field? Answering these questions is a...Read more »

Corn School: Does wet soil need more nitrogen?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 30, 2017

The rain keeps falling in Ontario and all the water-logged soils make it tough to get a good read on how much nitrogen is available to the...Read more »

Corn School: Cool weather calls for more sidedress nitrogen

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 15, 2017

Ontario’s cool, wet spring not only delayed planting, but also put the brakes on nitrogen mineralization, limiting the nutrient’s availability to...Read more »

Corn School: Cold and wet means less available nitrogen

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 31, 2017

What a difference a year makes. In 2016, Ontario’s cold and dry spring conditions produced plenty of available nitrogen for the emerging corn crop....Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 17: Western Canada leads #plant17, leaf burn woes, and crusting corn

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 17, 2017

Cork-screw corn, good-looking western spring crops, heat unit discrepancies — it’s been a wild week of major seeding progress in Western Canada,...Read more »

Wheat School: Nitrogen stays put in cold, wet conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 11, 2017

It’s been cold and it’s been raining… and raining. Does your wheat crop need more nitrogen? The answer is no, according to agronomist Peter...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 10: Quality forage timing, cold temp fallout, and two-pass fungicide strategy

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 10, 2017

Soybeans are tested on a rolled towel. Abnormal seeds at right.Holly Gelech 2012

This week’s (almost!) cross-Canada Wheat Pete’s Word is packed full of great questions, worries about cold temperatures, solid timely answers on...Read more »