Category: Eastern Canada

Smart track technology uses sensors to improve durability

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 21, 2018

Are you driving too fast and compromising the life of your tracks? Maybe you’re driving too slow and could hit the throttle and get to the field...Read more »

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Following successful pilot project, Ontario Soil Network to continue

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 21, 2018

USDA-ARS photo by Peggy Greb.

When you want to learn about a new farming practice, where do you turn? Yes, there are conferences and field days, but many farmers have also had...Read more »

Using synchronization and induction as a lambing time-management tool

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 20, 2018

Lambing is an exciting but exhausting time for sheep farmers. A typical breeding cycle with natural service over two heat cycles usually results in...Read more »

Kinze aims to keep planting simple with new interface

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 20, 2018

Kinze has traditionally relied on suppliers to provide electronic interface and monitors for its planters, but that all changes with the introduction...Read more »

Here’s to the rancher: FCC salutes Canadian ag

By: Guest Author

February 18, 2018

Kent Barritt loves his family, his farm, and the Canadian agriculture industry.  Watch his family’s video and see why their fourth-generation...Read more »

Former 4-H Canada president appointed to the Senate

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 16, 2018

Rob Black speaking with reporters at Ag Days in Brandon, Man. in 2012 during his time with 4-H Canada.

One of two Canadians appointed to represent Ontario in the Senate of Canada on Thursday has a strong connection to the agriculture community. Robert...Read more »

Mexico’s election adds more political risk to NAFTA

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 16, 2018

As if NAFTA negotiations weren’t complicated enough with trying to figure out what the U.S. administration wants, Mexico’s looming election is...Read more »

Western Canada’s protein supercluster tapped for a cut of $950 million

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 15, 2018

Protein Industries Canada was named today as one of the winning proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Program. The funding model is...Read more »

Why Canada’s rural infrastructure will continue to fall behind

By: Shaun Haney

February 15, 2018

One of North America’s largest advantages has been the infrastructure in place to move agricultural commodities from inland to the coast for...Read more »

Competing on more than price for rented land

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 15, 2018

Sheep grazing mid-summer. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2017

Ontario’s soils are losing organic matter. What builds organic matter? Perennial and forage species! But if you’re going to plant perennial hay...Read more »

The crux of populist politics for agriculture

By: Shaun Haney

February 15, 2018

Greenhouse harvest is labour intensive and difficult to automate

Farmers and ranchers across Canada and the United States identify with a hard day’s work, family, and a life away from the hustle and bustle of the...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 14: Pushing seeding dates, increasing Mg, and comparing C:N ratios in manure

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 14, 2018

Even with a fresh blanket of snow in some regions, farmers are eager to start planning for the spring season. From early seeding in Saskatchewan, to...Read more »

Grain Farmers of Ontario names new chair

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario have named its 2018 executive, including Markus Haerle as its new board chair. Haerle replaces Mark Brock, who served as...Read more »

Take a closer look – it may be waterhemp

By: Bernard Tobin

February 14, 2018

Waterhemp has set down roots across Ontario, from Essex and Lambton County, and reports indicate it may have migrated as far east as Quebec....Read more »

Market access “probably the biggest issue” facing the grains industry

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

While much of the focus over the past several months has been on the pulse industry, with India’s tariffs on pulse crops, Canada’s cereal crop...Read more »