Month: September 2010

Canola School: The Need For Independent Canola Variety Trials – Lyndsey Smith

When farmers make decisions on the varieties that they are going to purchase many farmers enact different strategies.  For a vast amount of farmers the decision is based on trial results that are published by private companies and independent sources. There is just one problem with that….The prairie canola variety trials have been abandoned by… Read more »

Lentil Harvest & Commentary – Kevin Hursh

When I was at CropWeek last January lentils were all the rage for farmers. With high prices and increasing acres many people, including myself thought the best thing to do was to forward sell 2010 crop at low 20’s to protect against a bearish market. Throw in a poor spring, a wet harvest and resulting… Read more »

The Silage Blade Gets a Much Needed Facelift

One of my favourite things to do at a farm show is check out some of the cool new inventions that people have come up with. Most of the time the inventions really have limited scope and will provide little value to the greater farming community except for a few neighbours. But once in awhile… Read more »

Crop Protection Packaging Gets Innovative with the Dupont PrecisionPac – Joanne Hewitson

In the consumer electronics industry there is a lot of focus on design. The same holds true with the car industry. what is that next great design that is going to rock the world of the car business? In the world of crop protection business in Canada there has not been a lot of change… Read more »

@shaunhaney VLOG – My Trip to a Dairy Farm in Indiana

Many times when we compare agriculture in Canada versus the United States we tend to focus on the differences.  When in reality there are more similarities between the two countries.  This week I went to Indianapolis with Dow Agro Sciences to learn about the things that the company is working on. Before we went to… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Yearlings Are Done But Where Are the Calves? – Anne Dunford

This year will be remembered as the year of expecting the unexpected.  Whether you are farming, cattle feeding or ranching the weather and the market has been very wicked and harsh at times. This week on the Beef Market Update with Anne Dunford, we discuss the fact the yearling run is over but we are… Read more »

FarmerTech Review – The Blackberry Torch – Peter Gredig

With the Blackberry Torch coming out in Canada very soon many smartphone using farmers are wondering they should be making the leap dater some of the struggles of the Storm and Storm 2. Even though touch screens are all the rage (think iphone) many people still like the idea of the actual keyboard. The concept… Read more »

The Solution to Better Refuge Management is in the Bag – Steve Denys, Pride Seeds

Recently a study found that 40% of corn farmers were not following the refuge requirements of Bt trait corn. Stewardship guidelines are in place for a reason yet farmers are not playing along the way they should be. Many farmers complain of yield drag and not wanting to comprise yield at all by planting a… Read more »

Manitoba Harvest Update – Harry Siemens, Siemenssays.com

Harry Siemens discusses the Manitoba harvest with me. Every province really has a different story to tell this year and Manitoba is no different. The crop went in quick but the bite of an early fall is providing challenges to many farmers.  In the spring Manitoba farmers were able to get the crop in fas… Read more »

Haney ‘s VLOG – Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Wrap-up

Well I have come home from Woodstock and had a great time.  I filmed 19 interviews in two days and am ready for some desk time back at the office. In this weeks VLOG I thought I would share with you my quick thoughts on the show and then a presentation of all my photos… Read more »

Wheat School: Prepping Your Seeder For Wheat Planting

It would amaze you how many farmers don’t go through the proper initial prep on their seed drill before they go out to the field.  Just filling the cart tank and running wild it is not necessarily the best way to proceed. In this weeks episode of the Wheat School, Dean Jackson, Stoltz Sales and… Read more »

Will Corn Be King This Fall – Moe Agostino, Farms.com

The question of how bullish is corn is really all the talk right now in coffee shops across the US and Canada.  Producers and the industry are focused on this crop staple and what it is going to do through the winter.  Will we see $6.00 corn shortly or is this just a short blip… Read more »