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Category: Harvest

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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Soybean School: What can you do about green soybeans?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 18, 2018

Soybeans are most often grown places that get abundant rain, particularly in August. This usually happens in southern Manitoba, so an unusual problem...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 »

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 »

Claas debuts flex draper header

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 7, 2018

Claas unveiled its new Convio draper header series at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa last week, including a new model outfitted specifically for...Read more »

Deere forage harvester chops 400 tons per hour

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 6, 2018

John Deere’s new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters claim to deliver both high-capacity harvesting and forage quality. The 9000...Read more »

New GSI grain bins feature automated cleanout with inflatable liners

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 5, 2018

Tired of brooms and shovels and all that dusty work to clean out grain bins after they’ve been emptied? Farmers who’ve had enough of the ‘clean...Read more »

Corn School: Will wet weather bring late-season disease?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 31, 2018

OMAFRA plant pathologist Albert Tenuta says he’s seen very little northern corn leaf blight in Ontario’s 2018 corn crop.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs plant pathologist Albert Tenuta is gearing up for his annual pre-harvest corn disease survey,...Read more »

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 »

“Smile on your face, lump in your throat”: Sask. farmer’s passing brings community and combines together

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 22, 2018

Combines in formation harvesting the Williams family’s durum crop at Milestone, Sask. on Sunday (supplied)

Harvest is an exciting time as we see the hard work of the growing season pay off, but it started on a somber note for the friends and family of...Read more »

Canola School: What a combine loss monitor can (and can’t) tell you

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 17, 2018

Combine loss monitors are useful for understanding whether the amount of grain being thrown out the back of a combine is increasing or decreasing,...Read more »

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 »

Corn School: Will double-cob corn deliver bonus yield?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 14, 2018

If you’re seeing double in your corn crop this year, you’re not seeing things. Double-cob stalks are showing up in many fields this season and...Read more »

City kids connect farmers to consumers in ‘Before the Plate’

By: Bernard Tobin

August 7, 2018

What do you get when you connect two ‘city kid’ filmmakers, a world-class chef, and nine farmers and their families? You get Before The Plate, a...Read more »

Canola School: New tool helps optimize combine settings in the heat of harvest

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 23, 2018

Fast forward a few weeks. Picture the combine has started rolling in a canola field, and you’re not quite happy with how much seed is being lost...Read more »