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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Canola Council looking forward amidst membership changes

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Jim Everson and Shaun Haney in the RealAg Booth at FarmTech ’18. Photo credit: Debra Murphy

Grower groups and value chain organizations are under constant pressure to deliver value for their membership. Proving relevance and value to an...Read more »

Mole drainage leaves subsurface tunnels without the pipe

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 12, 2018

The “torpedo” on a mole plow on display at Ag Days in Brandon, Manitoba.

Mole drainage is a concept for reducing waterlogging in heavy clay soils by creating underground tunnels for water, similar to tile drainage, but...Read more »

Who do we think we are? Canada’s shifting demographics shape food demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2018

(Photo by gautsch,
Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

For decades, the average Canadian was of British, western European, or even American descent. Over time, most people’s idea of “average” has...Read more »

Corn School: Doing the math on multi-hybrid variable rate planting

By: Bernard Tobin

February 10, 2018

Many Ontario corn fields have high levels of variability; soil profiles can change from sand to highly productive loam in a matter of footsteps. One...Read more »

Farm safety has everything to do with being brave enough

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 8, 2018

You’ve likely done some tasks on the farm so many times you could do them in your sleep, and maybe even have when the days get too long. There are...Read more »

Alberta’s “bug counter” recognized for outstanding contribution to the industry

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 8, 2018

Scott Meers in conversation with Shaun Haney at FarmTech ’16.

Every year the planning committee behind Edmonton’s renowned FarmTech conference recognizes someone who has made “an outstanding contribution to...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 »

An old profession, but farmers are professionals — A Finnish farmer’s take on maintaining access to crop protection tools

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 7, 2018

(Source: Chafer Machinery, Flickr, CC-BY-2.0)

Regulations, by their nature, are country or region specific, but they can have spillover effects into other markets. This is the case with many crop...Read more »

Canola School: Welcome to Clubroot Anonymous

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 7, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Switch to longer rotations, reduce soil movement, grow resistant varieties — the list of keys to managing against clubroot disease has become...Read more »

Wheat School: Boosting protein with dissolved urea

By: Bernard Tobin

February 7, 2018

The price of wheat is down, yes, but there are premiums for protein, and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson thinks there’s an opportunity to...Read more »