Spring has been a nightmare and the toll it has taking on farmers in Western Canada is huge. With a speculated 10 million acres being left unseeded, many farmers are wondering what they should be doing with their bare land. Many people are talking about winter wheat to try and get some cover for winter and a jump on next spring.
I talked to Rob Saik, CEO of the AgriTrend Group of Companies about the challenges that are facing farmers and what he thinks are the options for farmers in 2010 for unseeded acres.
It's lining up to be a big corn pest year and the insect to watch for in the weeks ahead is western bean cutworm (WBC). In this edition of RealAgriculture Corn School, OMAFRA entomologist Tracey Baute explains that late planting across Ontario has left the young corn crop more susceptible to an increased number of…Read more »