Category: Features

Young leaders grow where they’re planted

By: Owen Roberts

February 12, 2018

A team of hardworking children and teens stand proudly in a corn field on a midwestern farm in America. (Photo via DuPont Pioneer)

Calls abound for programs and leadership to help strengthen rural Canada, to make sure the voices of this country’s farmers are heard outside the...Read more »

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Beef Market Update: Tight supply, strong basis inspire northward migration of feeder cattle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

Though you may not be able to tell from the last week of quiet trading, it’s been a busy month for the cattle markets. On January 31, the United...Read more »

TechTour: A quantum leap in weed control

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 8, 2018

(Photo via Bosch)

Bayer and Bosch are working together on a three-year research collaboration to develop a precise spraying technology that will minimize herbicide...Read more »

TechTour: Kuhn spices up the plow with sectional control

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 2, 2018

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of plowing land is the bumpy ride around the headlands that follows. That’s where Kuhn’s Vari-Master...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 31: Planter pressure, cover crop queries, and cold, dry weather

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 31, 2018

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty on this week’s top agronomy questions, shall we? Peter Johnson is back for this last January 2018 instalment...Read more »

Nominations wrapping up for $100,000 ag and food prizes

By: Owen Roberts

January 30, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Arrell Food Institute)

Nominations are closing this week for two unique global food innovation awards — and there’s every reason to believe Canadian agriculture could...Read more »

Researchers put veal calf health under the microscope

By: Owen Roberts

January 27, 2018

It’s true that most male calves won’t be members of a herd for long. Nonetheless, being in good health is vital for their success on the veal or...Read more »

TechTour: Bringing augmented reality to the field

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 23, 2018

Photo via Amazone.

Anyone who has tried to follow directions on a maintenance or repair call via telephone knows how frustrating it can be. Machines are complicated,...Read more »

Microbiome: A growing term that could improve agriculture

By: Owen Roberts

January 20, 2018

Sampling switchgrass near Elora to study the microbiome (photo courtesy of Kari Dunfield).

Right before the New Year, RealAgriculture asked a few contributors to predict what the agriculture community should keep an eye on in 2018. The...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Holding on to a strong basis

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 19, 2018

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The Bank of Canada raised the overnight rate target to 1.25 percent this week, with a cautionary note that touched on the uncertainty around the...Read more »

No kidding: small ruminants are coming on big

By: Owen Roberts

January 13, 2018

Ontario’s veterinary community is responding to the rise in goat and sheep production with new education and research initiatives. Jeff Wichtel,...Read more »

What should a farmer look like?

By: Andrew Campbell

January 12, 2018

Whenever I watch television, it doesn’t take very long before a dentist or doctor appears in a commercial, telling you which toothpaste to use or...Read more »

Beef Market Update: A strong start to 2018

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 5, 2018

Cattle markets are kicking off 2018 like it’s 2017, with strong prices and a strong basis in Western Canada, in spite of a higher Canadian dollar....Read more »

TechTour: A combine that optimizes threshing settings by itself

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 5, 2018

The Lexion 780 in action. Photo via Claas.

Just learning how a combine runs can be an overwhelming task, let alone trying to adjust it for optimum grain quality and performance while...Read more »

TechTour: Corn planting with small, swarming robots

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 27, 2017

Photo via Fendt.

Fendt sees a future where 12 small robots the size of drink coolers will replace a tractor and eight-row planter for planting corn. After completing...Read more »