Category: Podcasts

The Seedpod — Ep.13: The move to season-long testing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 21, 2018

Farming is evolving into such a precise business, it only makes sense that soil, seed, and tissue testing and analysis all happen under one roof....Read more »

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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 »

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 »

RealAg Radio, Feb 20: Online grocery shopping, Trudeau’s trip to India, and unfulfilled grain transportation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 20, 2018

(photo source: CN Rail)

Host Kelvin Heppner starts off today’s show talking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India, and the agriculture community’s bated breath...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 »

Grain backlog growing as railways fall behind

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 20, 2018

Canada’s two major railways supplied less than half of the hopper cars ordered by grain shippers last week, according to data from the Ag Transport...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 »

RealAg Radio, Feb 19: Prepping for a dry spell, resistance awareness, and tiller management

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 19, 2018

In addition to Family Day, Louis Riel Day and Presidents’ Day, it’s Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio. Today’s lineup, with host Kelvin Heppner,...Read more »

Canola School: Check seed labels to rotate blackleg resistance

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 19, 2018

Evidence of blackleg infection

You may notice some new information on canola seed bags this year — a label that lists what type of blackleg resistance the variety contains....Read more »

A zero-sum moisture game for the prairies in 2018

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 18, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2015

For many producers on the prairies, moisture concerns are top of mind, as we inch closer to the growing season. And, according to some...Read more »

What’s real, what’s rumoured — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

February 17, 2018

USDA photo by Anson Eaglin (Flickr, CC by 2.0)

Grain markets were mostly higher this week as weather premiums continues to whip up some bullish activity. Wheat prices led the grain complex lower...Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 16: Herbicide-resistance, inflation, and why people love growing corn

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 16, 2018

USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

Today’s show was recorded in front of a live audience, at National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky with our host Syngenta. In...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 »

Cover crops and livestock trampling ‘part of the rotation equation’

By: Debra Murphy

February 16, 2018

Angus cows graze on cover crops at Tom Finnegan’s farm in Minnesota. USDA photo (Flickr, CC by 2.0)

A ‘good rotation’ is often thought of as a cropping plan that involves diverse species, cultivars, and chemical actives. But that definition may...Read more »

Case IH names 5 categories of autonomy, and a field-scale project

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 16, 2018

Less than two years after unveiling an autonomous concept tractor, Case IH has announced it will begin testing autonomous technology in-field. The...Read more »