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Tag: University of Guelph Ridgetown

Corn School: 250 Bushels or 70 Bushels — Measuring Drought Impact

By: Bernard Tobin

August 9, 2016

How much corn yield could Ontario’s hot, dry summer cost growers? In this episode of the Corn School, Ridgetown College, University of Guelph...Read more »

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High Times in the Soybean Sector: This Project’s Up in Smoke

By: Owen Roberts

March 24, 2016

Ian Seifried, Greg Rooney and Matthew Baute

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister, it’s unlikely he would have envisioned his eldest son Justin not...Read more »

Corn School: Picket Fence vs. Carbon Copy — Which is the Ideal Crop?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 27, 2015

It’s a great problem to have, but gains of an average four to five bushels per acre per year is possible with today’s corn crop if modern...Read more »

Soybean School: Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds on the Rise

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 20, 2015

Fleabane. Image courtesy of OMAFRA.

If you’ve noticed more than a few fleabane “escapes” in recent years, you’re not alone. Glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane has spread...Read more »

Soybean School: Should My Crop be Sprayed for White Mould?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 10, 2015

White mould is a fungus caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, and tends to cause a bleached area of the stem, with black oblong sclerotia...Read more »

Corn School: What Does a “Day” Really Mean in Regards to Corn?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 27, 2014

When a growing season doesn’t go exactly as hoped — a late spring, a cool summer, too much rain — corn growers get understandably nervous. Corn...Read more »

An Ag Education is Just the Beginning: Sparking a Love of Life-Long Learning

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2014

How did your ag education shape your career choices? Your interests in other areas of agriculture? Your willingness to continue to learn and keep...Read more »

Soybean School: Yield Response to a Fungicide — Is Early Application Better?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 4, 2014

What is the yield response of a soybean crop to a fungicide application? (wait for it…) It depends. If you’re not content with that answer,...Read more »

Soybean School: Go Big or Go Home — Does Intesifying Inputs Pay?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 31, 2014

If you’re decided on rates and types of inputs, which do you skip or scale back on if margins become tight? Fungicide? Seed? Fertilizer? Should you...Read more »

How To Choose an Ag School, Plus Why you Should

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 26, 2013

I may be just a tiny bit biased, but as a proud aggie grad, I can’t imagine a better career choice. The number varies depending on who you ask, but...Read more »

How Social Media is Extending Extension

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

November 26, 2013

Just a few years ago, Dave Hooker, professor at University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus, started a Twitter account as @CropDoc2. Like many, however, it...Read more »