Year: 2018

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 10: Deep rippers, streamer bars and frost-seeding

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson addresses compaction; frost-seeding in Alberta; equipment; nitrogen management; manure; and corn plots. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some yield results to send in? Leave him a message at 1-844-540-2014, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Summary 01:14 – Never… Read more »

NAFTA renegotiation still up in the air after key players address American Farm Bureau meeting

After an event that featured congressmen, senators, the U.S. agriculture secretary, Canada’s minister of agriculture, and even the president of the United States, NAFTA renegotiation and the future of agricultural trade between Canada and the U.S. is still in limbo. On Sunday, Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay addressed the large crowd at the American Farm… Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Hugh Dietrich

Peter Johnson is back with another episode in our ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers series. This time our RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist is gleaning management tips from Hugh Dietrich who farms with his family at Lucan, Ontario. Dietrich’s advice for Johnson starts with the need to put phosphorus down with wheat in the fall. Tile drainage is also a… Read more »

Manitoba farm groups asking members for views on amalgamation

Manitoba farmers are being asked for their opinion and direction on the proposed amalgamation of five provincial commodity groups. After months of meetings between board and staff representatives, the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers, Manitoba Flax Growers, the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Manitoba Corn Growers and Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers published their proposed… Read more »

SaskWheat members pass resolution to join Cereals Canada, again

Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission members passed a resolution at the group’s annual general meeting at CropSphere in Saskatoon on Tuesday directing their board of directors to join Cereals Canada. While other provincial wheat grower organizations are members in Cereals Canada, Canada’s largest wheat-producing province is notably absent from the national cereal crop value chain association. The… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 9: Crop Production Show and tips for effective pre-seed herbicide application

Today’s radio show is coming to you from Saskatoon, SK, where host Shaun Haney is stationed at Western Canadian Crop Production Show for a few days. Today, on the show: Highlights from the show with Lori Cates, manager – agriculture at Prairieland Park. Jean Lundquist from NuFarm provides an update from Saskatoon, touches on market… Read more »

Annaburger unveils its universal, mobile biomass chopper

Annaburger and Schumacher have joined forces to build and present a universal, mobile biomass chopper. The RS Cutmaster is operated by a standard tractor, and consists of a scraper floor, rotor and two chopping units. It’s built to slice and process material in preparation for fermentation, chopping everything from round bales to horse and cattle manure…. Read more »

Mapping profitability — a better prescription for your bottom line and the environment

Precision agriculture provides clear evidence of the impact of yield variability. But often farmers find themselves mired in a swamp of data as they work to create management zones and prescriptions to maximize yield across a field. University of Guelph’s Clarence Swanton certainly sees the opportunity for farmers to intensify management and increase yield but… Read more »

TechTour Live returns to the prairies this March

RealAgriculture, in partnership with Dow AgroSciences, is pleased to announce the fourth annual TechTour Live. Inspired by the TechTour video series, the live tour will see members of the RealAgriculture team and speakers Nick Bontis, Bryce Eger, Tom Wolf, Jason Deveau and Carl Gould travel the prairie provinces for four one-day sessions in four days…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 8: Intercropping, UAVs and solar brightening

It’s Agronomy Monday. Host Shaun Haney starts the conversation off talking about today’s highly anticipated talk from President Donald Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s convention today in Tennessee. Also on the show: Resident agronomist Peter Johnson and Pride Seeds’ Dan Foster join for an Agronomy Panel, covering topics like using an unmanned aerial… Read more »

Canadian ag retailers name new executive director

The national association that represents Canadian agricultural retailers has hired a new executive director. Mitch Rezansoff has taken on the lead post with the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers following Delaney Ross Burtnack’s departure for the Manitoba Canola Growers Association last summer. Rezansoff was most recently the Integrated Solutions Manager at Enns Brothers — a John… Read more »

Soybean School: Investment needed to fend off nematodes

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the leading cause of yield loss for the oilseed crop across North America. And unless a new source of resistance is found to fend off the pest, growers can expect to see SCN gobble up an increasing percentage of their yield in the years ahead. That was the message delivered… Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada hires new CEO

Dairy Farmers of Canada has found its new chief executive officer, and he comes with an understanding of the processing side of the dairy business in Canada. Jacques Lefebvre’s first official day in DFC’s Ottawa office is January 8th, as he replaces Caroline Emond, who departed in July 2017. He comes to DFC from his… Read more »

Flax Council of Canada closing its office

The Flax Council of Canada has announced that it’s closing its doors at the end of the month, citing the need to reduce costs. After 32 years representing the flax industry nationally, the organization’s executive committee says it decided to close the Flax Council’s office when it became apparent that a new combined oilseed council… Read more »

John Deere unveils guidance system opening up autonomous tillage in row crops

Developed by John Deere and subsidiary Monosem, the AutoTrac Implement Guidance system unveiled at Agritechnica in Germany this year gives farmers the opportunity to mechanically target weeds in row crops, at high speed. The system involves two StarFire satellite receivers (one on the tractor and one on the implement), as well as an AutoTrac vision… Read more »