Category: Spraying

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 »

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Soybean School: Why tackle herbicide resistance with multiple modes of action?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 5, 2018

Leaf browning and burn after glyphosate application could be an indication of herbicide resistance when the weeds do not die, says OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough.

Many agronomists talk about the importance of multiple modes of action when planning a weed control program. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s...Read more »

Soybean School: Scout to evaluate your stand and when to go rolling

By: Bernard Tobin

June 2, 2018

What’s your strategy when scouting a newly emerged soybean field? When Agromart Group agronomist Steph Kowalski walks into a soybean field this...Read more »

Group 14 resistant waterhemp confirmed in Ontario

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 9, 2018

Waterhemp regrowth after an application of lactofen. (Photo: Lauren Benoit)

It’s not necessarily the happiest of discoveries, but it’s a first-of-its-kind discovery, nonetheless. Work out of the University of Guelph has...Read more »

Wheat School: Which is the best streamer nozzle?

By: Bernard Tobin

May 8, 2018

What’s the best choice of streamer nozzle? It’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is asked countless times every year. Well,...Read more »

Register now for herbicide resistance management webinar

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 10, 2018

From Australia to the United States to Canada, herbicide resistance has farmers around the world wondering about best management strategies. On...Read more »

What’s new for herbicides in Ontario for 2018

By: Bernard Tobin

March 28, 2018

Planting is just around the corner, and if you’re in full-on crop planning mode you’re likely curious about what’s new, what’s old, what’s...Read more »

PMRA facing a growing stack of pesticide reviews

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 23, 2018

Canada’s regulator for crop protection products is facing a growing stack of re-evaluations for existing pesticide ingredients. There are several...Read more »

Aerial application on the rise in Ontario

By: Bernard Tobin

March 16, 2018

Thinking about using an aerial applicator this year to fly on fungicide, fertilizer, or cover crops? If so, you better grab your phone and book a...Read more »

Bayer Digital Farming introduces prescription maps for fungicide in canola

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 6, 2018

A map interface in Bayer Digital Farming’s Zone Spray system (source: Bayer Digital Farming)

Fungicide can be added to the list of crop inputs farmers can selectively apply using precision agriculture tools, targeting relevant areas within a...Read more »

If grass is green, soybean white mould is keen

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 8, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

Timing a white mould fungicide application in soybeans can be tricky business. The typical recommendation is to spray a first-pass fungicide at the...Read more »

Fill the heads, protect the quality — the two-pass fungicide plan

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 31, 2018

Crop input decisions would be made so much easier if only one year’s weather would predict the next. But we know that one dry year doesn’t make a...Read more »

Blackleg risks, management, and a yield loss calculator

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 30, 2018

There’s this thing about nature — it adapts. Many canola growers are getting a real taste of this in recent years by a slow but steady resurgence...Read more »

Transport Canada grants certificate for spraying with a drone

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 22, 2018

(Source: Kray Technologies)

The use of drones for spraying cleared a major regulatory milestone last summer, as Transport Canada issued its first approval for commercial...Read more »

Soybean School: How wide is your spring burndown window?

By: Bernard Tobin

January 17, 2018

If you have weeds pop up prior to planting soybeans you can control them with a burndown herbicide application. But what happens when rain and wind...Read more »