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Category: Wheat

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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Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 12: Dicamba drift, sticky wheat, adzuki beans, and hemp in rotation

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 12, 2018

Shaun Haney and Peter ‘WheatPete’ Johnson record the Word, Sept 12, 2018, at COFS. Photo credit: K. Rankin

On this special Canada’s Outdoor Farm show edition of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson must share the spotlight with RealAgriculture founder...Read more »

Resistance Management School: It’s all about diversity

By: Bernard Tobin

September 10, 2018

Herbicide resistance is nothing new to Ontario farmers. It all started in 1973 when triazine-resistant lamb’s-quarters were found on a farm...Read more »

Wheat School: Smart(phone) help for cereal aphid scouting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 6, 2018

Tyler Wist, research scientist, field crop entomology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada greenhouse, Saskatoon, SK

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has, until now, never developed an app. Until now, that is, with the launch of a new app called CAM. The...Read more »

Relay intercropper set to harvest 100-bushel soybeans

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 5, 2018

Indiana farmer Jason Mauck says he isn’t getting much sleep these days. He’s spending many restless nights wondering whether his relay...Read more »

SaskWheat, Alberta Wheat Commision fund major advancements in wheat research

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 29, 2018

Wheat shown at the Agriculture Canada green house located in Saskatoon, Sask. (Dale Leftwich/RealAgriculture.)

Recently, there were two big funding announcements with major implications for Canadian wheat growers. Both had significant funding support from...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 29: Fall fertility, wheat seeds per acre, and the California RoundUp case

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 29, 2018

For a growing season that started so dry for so many, some farmers are now hoping for a string of two or three days of dry weather to get hay done or...Read more »

The Black Sea wheat crop: a first-hand account of what’s out there

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 28, 2018

The Port of Novorossiysk is one of the largest ports in Russia, located on the Black Sea. (Wikipedia)

There are many ways to gauge growing conditions, estimate yields, and measure exports from overseas, but likely one of the best ways to get a grip on...Read more »

Alberta and Saskatchewan wheat commissions announce $1.6 million in combined research funding

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 23, 2018

The provincial wheat grower commissions in Alberta and Saskatchewan have announced more than $1.6 million in combined funding over three years for...Read more »

Fighting straw? Managing wheat height with a plant growth regulator

By: Dale Leftwich

August 20, 2018

Semi-dwarf varieties of wheat that were introduced during the Green Revolution changed farming in many parts of the world, and changed the way people...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 »

Wheat School: How do we fund wheat research?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 15, 2018

Over the last decade, the average yield increase for corn tips the scale at five bushels per acre, per year. During the same period wheat yield gains...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 »

Wheat School: Waxy wheat shines in droughty climes

By: Bernard Tobin

July 27, 2018

Do wheat varieties with higher leaf wax levels perform better in dry, stressful growing conditions? That’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist...Read more »

Wheat School: How does Canadian wheat production compare globally?

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 23, 2018

Canadian wheat has long been known for its high quality — as a premium wheat for blending into lower quality grain to meet minimum requirements for...Read more »