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Category: Fertility

Early harvest means more opportunity to complete the fall task list

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 23, 2018

There has been a different feeling to the air over the last week. The days are getting shorter, the evenings a little cooler, and even the whisper of...Read more »

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Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 15: Corn disease risks, a sudden potash deficiency, and cloudy conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 15, 2018

As the summer days stretch and the forest fire smoke settles in over huge areas of the country, farmers are wrapping up wheat harvest in the east and...Read more »

Veteran agri-coach Elston Solberg encourages young agronomists to ‘think like a plant’

By: Dale Leftwich

August 14, 2018

Elston Solberg, Sure Growth field day

Agriculture has a knack for keeping you humble. Just when you figure one thing out, you realize behind every door there is an entire room of...Read more »

Soybean School: Feeding for Yield

By: Bernard Tobin

August 10, 2018

How do you turn a 55-bushel soybean crop into a 65-bushel crop? Timely planting? Better weather? Choosing the right variety? A little luck and better...Read more »

Soybean School: Rescuing soybeans suffering from poor nodulation

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 30, 2018

If there are less than 10 nodules per soybean plant, a rescue nitrogen treatment should be considered, says Laryssa Stevenson.

Soybeans in parts of Western Canada have started to show visual signs of nitrogen deficiency due to poor nodulation and dry conditions. The symptoms...Read more »

Corn School: Does split nitrogen pay in Western Canada?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 30, 2018

The practice of split-applying nitrogen through the growing season has been increasing throughout U.S. midwest corn states and in Eastern Canada. In...Read more »

Pulse School: Check those nodules

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 20, 2018

Pea roots, nodulation -photo- Candace Mitschke-Hiller

In any crop, it’s just as important to know what is going on under the ground as it is to know what’s going on above ground. In a pulse crop, it...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 18: Fungicide in a dry year, the price of straw, and protecting fresh silk

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 18, 2018


A week of spotty rain has some farmers singing and others moaning, as this challenging growing season marches into mid-summer. The questions for host...Read more »

Drones could make crop research 10 times more efficient

By: Bernard Tobin

July 17, 2018

Every farmer doesn’t need to own and operate a drone for UAV technology to have a positive impact on their farm. That’s the message Scott...Read more »

Canola School: Dialling in seedbed-safe rates for phosphate

By: Dale Leftwich

July 5, 2018

AAFC canolaPALOOZA canola

All farmers want to get their crops off to a good start, and the right amount of phosphate gives canola that pop-up effect that farmers just love to...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Parkland Farms

By: Bernard Tobin

July 5, 2018

Average yields of 110 to 115 bushels per acre on soil that is often more than 60 percent clay? That’s impressive. And that’s why Parkland Farms...Read more »

Will relay intercropping work in Ontario?

By: Bernard Tobin

July 3, 2018

RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is keeping a close eye on relay intercropping trials planted in Ontario this summer. The objective of the...Read more »

Maximize yield potential with YaraVita Hydrophos

By: Sponsored

July 1, 2018

As a crop input, phosphorus is one of those nutrients we tend to think about early, make application decisions as we are seeding, and then all too...Read more »

Dry conditions drive surprisingly low top-dress recommendations on corn

By: Lyndsey Smith

June 22, 2018

New technology built on 30 years of Ontario- and Quebec-specific corn data is producing some surprising nitrogen top-dress recommendations for...Read more »

Soybean School: Assessing your plant stand as summer arrives

By: Bernard Tobin

June 22, 2018

Potash deficiency sometimes is a symptom of soybean cyst nematode.

Summer has officially arrived, and it’s time to get out and assess soybean plant stands. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, we...Read more »