Do your corn fields yield less than 170 bu/ac? If so, you have to be careful when removing corn residue from those fields because you could be depleting the field’s soil organic matter. That was the message USDA research agronomist Shannon Osbourne shared with those attending the recent Southwest Agricultural Conference at the University of… Read More

India’s move to impose prohibitive import tariffs on peas, lentils and chickpeas has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the pulse market heading into the 2018 growing season. After back-to-back bumper crops domestically, India implemented a 50 percent tariff on pea imports in November, followed by a 30 percent tariff imposed on lentils and… Read More

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 1-888-746-3311, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Summary 01:14 – Never… Read More

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

 

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