Very early into my trip I quickly noticed the forests lining the Route Cinco (main highway) were tree farms. Hectares and hectares of tree farms populate the landscape of Chile. Forestry is a major industry in Chile and tree farms are a big part of it. We don’t necessarily think of tree farming as agricultural but on the Chilean landscape it seems much more integrated. Both of the above pictures were taken from canola fields which shows that grain farming and forestry must coexist side by side. This is something we are not very used to in Canada. You can see in the below video that the trees are uniform and easy to spot in comparison to natural forrest. Chile is known for its rainforest species that are not found anywhere else in the world.
Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that's the case in our latest episode in the 'Real' Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture resident agronomist Peter Johnson can barely contain himself when Arthur, Ontario farmer Shawn Schill of Shawridge Farms tells him that one 200-acre field yielded 154 bu/ac of wheat, beating the average corn…Read more »