Biotechnology’s fatal flaw, says Mark Lynas, was that the first well-know trait associated with the technology was herbicide resistance. First impressions matter, and on that account, genetic modification and the resulting GMOs failed miserably. Lynas, a UK-based environmentalist and former anti-biotech activist, says that GMOs’ bad publicity needs to move past this tough start and… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba Inc has produced a new video that showcases the depth and scope that a career in agriculture holds for young students. At RealAgriculture.com we encourage you to share this video with all your friends, family and especially your child’s teachers. We need all teachers to make sure that agriculture… Read More

Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) is known by some as “careless weed,” as negligent management quickens its already hasty invasiveness. It can also be incredibly difficult to control — a characteristic that has only worsened in the last few years, as its resistance to multiple-herbicide groups continues to evolve. According to The International Survey of Herbicide… Read More

It’s like a scene from an old-timey western movie. A grizzled cowboy squints into the horizon and says “I don’t like the look of those clouds. Storm is a’ brewin.” I’ve witnessed similar body language as I cross the country talking to farmers about mobile technology and the new world of data management, but it’s… Read More

Nitrogen and phosphorus get all the glory when it comes to the macronutrients. But there are two others in the NPKS mix, you know. The third most important nutrient, potassium, often gets thrown by the wayside and only seems to come up when there is a market discussion on Potash Corp or Russia’s Uralkali. There… Read More

Todd Hames, president of the Canadian Canola Growers Association, was first in line at the Man Van at this year’s FarmTech event to have a simple blood test done that could save his life. How you may ask? The Man Van’s sole purpose is to alert men over 40 to their risk of prostate cancer… Read More

Bad news out of Manitoba this morning, as the first suspected case of porcine epidemic diarrhea is awaiting confirmation from the disease lab here in Winnipeg. The Chief Vet’s office has already confirmed the infection at a wean to finish operation in hog-heavy southeastern Manitoba, but until the lab confirms it it’s still only suspected…. Read More

The Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba has confirmed and the Manitoba Pork Council has announced that Manitoba’s first case of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, has been found on a wean to finish farm in the southeast corner of the province. The positive test was confirmed through the  National Centre for Foreign Disease Control… Read More