David Lobb, professor in the department of soil science at the University of Manitoba, and senior research chair for the Watershed Systems Research Program, has been studying the effects of tillage erosion for over twenty years. Tillage erosion is the process whereby soil is moved down slope, to convergent areas of a field. It causes severe… Read More

Cibus, a trait-based company that was founded in 2001, uses a “Rapid Trait Development System” to edit native genes without the introduction of foreign DNA. “The technology is applied in such a way that it’s a non-GM approach,” explained James Radtke, vice president of product development, at the Canola Discovery Forum in Canmore, this winter. Cibus’… Read More

Individual nozzle control is becoming a reality, or at least an option, when it comes to applying pesticides with precision. Although they don’t have a major presence in Canada, Italian spraying technology manufacturer Arag has been selling its Seletron control system for several years. With individual nozzles that are automatically activated by a GPS-linked controller in the cab,… Read More

Movable field bins or “mother bins” are used in Australia to alleviate bottlenecks in grain movement off the field at harvest. Rather than waiting for a truck to arrive, a grain cart or combine can dump into the mother bin at the end of the field, and vice versa — a truck doesn’t have to wait for… Read More

We hope you’re simply having a wonderful Christmas time (as the song goes) and that all is well during this special time of year. 2015 has been another great year here at RealAg and we’re grateful for your support and encouragement. We hope you get to spend some time with family, as we’re planning to… Read More

This week’s Word starts off with comments and feedback from last week’s rant on tillage. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, discusses tillage, late nitrogen on corn, and so much more. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at pet[email protected] Highlights: The Three T’s… Read More

At 2:03am, January 1st, 2015, Andrew Campbell tweeted a photo of a newborn calf on his family’s dairy farm in southwestern Ontario, kicking off a year of highs and lows posting farm photos on social media every day with the #farm365 hashtag. The project’s goal was to shed more light on the daily happenings on a… Read More