Month: August 2016

Pulse School: Taking the Bite Out of Off-Flavours

Canadian researchers are working on ways to increase the use of pulses in snack foods, not just as a tool to improve market access for producers, but also as a way to improve the nutritional aspects of processed foods. “We’ve been working with pulses at CIGI here for over a decade now and we’ve learned… Read more »

Versatile Unveils “Adaptable and Rugged” Vertical Tillage Unit

It’s “adaptable and rugged,” and, it’s on the market. The Viking, Versatile’s brand new vertical tillage unit, was unveiled in July, at Ag in Motion, just outside of Saskatoon, SK. “It’s designed to aggressively chop, cut and size residue, and mix it into that top one, two, three inches of soil,” explains Trevor Jubenville, in… Read more »

Keep an Eye on the Customer While on the Combine

A guest editorial by Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada. Warren Buffet, once quipped “it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” This is something worth thinking about as we start to prepare for harvest.  Canada has a strong reputation… Read more »

Soybean School: How Dry is Too Dry for Residual Weed Control?

Dry conditions can be tough on soybean residual herbicides, but with a little rain, they’re up to the task, says BASF field biologist Rob Miller. He concedes that in a dry year like 2016 in Ontario, residuals can be less effective, “but you’re still seeing the value of residual weed control, especially with burndown. Even… Read more »

McDonald’s USA Reaches Chicken-Supply Commitment Seven Months Ahead of Schedule

Seven months ahead of schedule, McDonald’s USA today announced that it is only serving chicken not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine. The company originally announced its goal of sourcing chicken raised without such antibiotics in March of 2015. The idea was to make these changes by March 2017, but thanking the collaboration of suppliers and farmers,… Read more »

Pöttinger’s Terrasem Integrates Seedbed Prep, Consolidation and Drilling

A unique, European drill caught the eyes of Ag in Motion delegates this year, just outside of Saskatoon. Though much smaller than many of its competitors — hitting widths between 3 and 9 metres (9.8 and 29.5ft) — the Pöttinger Terrasem packs quite a punch, with the integration of seedbed preparation, consolidation and drilling. “So you’re getting… Read more »

Corn School: Managing the Spread of Goss’s Wilt in Manitoba

Goss’s Wilt, a bacterial infection caused by gram positive bacteria, Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis (CMN), is on the move in Manitoba. The disease was first found near Roland in 2009, and in 2015, 35 of 64 corn fields surveyed tested positive. In this episode of the Corn School, Pratisara Bajracharya of Manitoba Agriculture describes some of… Read more »