Category: Weed control

Corn School: Will drone sprayers fit your farm?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 13, 2018

Is the clock ticking on the future of your ground sprayer? Could it eventually be replaced by a swarm of UAV sprayers that could better target weeds...Read more »

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Soybean School: Why tackle herbicide resistance with multiple modes of action?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 5, 2018

Leaf browning and burn after glyphosate application could be an indication of herbicide resistance when the weeds do not die, says OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough.

Many agronomists talk about the importance of multiple modes of action when planning a weed control program. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s...Read more »

Soybean School: Scout to evaluate your stand and when to go rolling

By: Bernard Tobin

June 2, 2018

What’s your strategy when scouting a newly emerged soybean field? When Agromart Group agronomist Steph Kowalski walks into a soybean field this...Read more »

TechTour: Culti Cam system offers automatic cultivator positioning in row crops

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 10, 2018

Photo via Claas

In another move towards automation, Claas has unveiled a system for automatic steering of cultivators in row crops. The Culti Cam uses a...Read more »

Group 14 resistant waterhemp confirmed in Ontario

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 9, 2018

Waterhemp regrowth after an application of lactofen. (Photo: Lauren Benoit)

It’s not necessarily the happiest of discoveries, but it’s a first-of-its-kind discovery, nonetheless. Work out of the University of Guelph has...Read more »

Canola School: Lessons learned about weed seed destruction machines

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 17, 2018

AAFC’s Harrington Seed Destructor at work in a field trial in 2017. (Photo: Breanne Tidemann, AAFC)

With increasing cases of herbicide resistance, machines designed to destroy weed seeds at harvest could be a valuable tool. But like any technology...Read more »

Soybean School: Mind your fencerows to reduce weed resistance

By: Bernard Tobin

March 29, 2018

Are we doing enough to reduce the herbicide-resistance weed seedbank on Ontario farms? That’s a question AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan...Read more »

What’s new for herbicides in Ontario for 2018

By: Bernard Tobin

March 28, 2018

Planting is just around the corner, and if you’re in full-on crop planning mode you’re likely curious about what’s new, what’s old, what’s...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 »

Soybean School: How wide is your spring burndown window?

By: Bernard Tobin

January 17, 2018

If you have weeds pop up prior to planting soybeans you can control them with a burndown herbicide application. But what happens when rain and wind...Read more »

John Deere unveils guidance system opening up autonomous tillage in row crops

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 8, 2018

Photo via John Deere, 2017.

Developed by John Deere and subsidiary Monosem, the AutoTrac Implement Guidance system unveiled at Agritechnica in Germany this year gives farmers...Read more »

Soybean School: Ontario growers better positioned to manage dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

In 2017, many U.S. growers struggled to manage dicamba use with increasing acres of dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans. The dicamba story in Ontario,...Read more »

The future is now for farm satellite technology

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Patrick Crampton from Farmers Edge says enhanced satellite imagery is ushering in the ‘decision agriculture’ era.

From automated tractors to precision sprayers that spray only weeds, new technology is creating a buzz in the farming community. But let’s not...Read more »

European Commission gives glyphosate a new 5-year licence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2017

The European Commission has granted a new five-year licence for glyphosate, with Germany breaking a stalemate that would have seen the herbicide...Read more »

This robot kills weeds with lasers

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 26, 2017

A robot that zaps unwanted organisms with lasers may describe a character in a science fiction plot, but in reality, it’s a technological response...Read more »