Year: 2018

Results from Western Canada’s BioAdvantage Trials

Western Canada has a lot to look forward to with the 2018 Acceleron BioAg™ BioAdvantage Trial results, which include exciting results from year two of our “stack” trials on canola crops. Now in its fourth year, the Acceleron BioAg™ BioAdvantage Trial (BAT) program tests and measures the benefits of Acceleron BioAg inoculants on Canadian crops… Read more »

BioAdvantage Trial results in Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada has a lot to look forward to with the 2018 Acceleron BioAg™ BioAdvantage Trial results, including results from a new corn product. Now in its fourth year, the Acceleron BioAg™ BioAdvantage Trial (BAT) program tests and measures the benefits of Acceleron BioAg inoculants on Canadian crops across diverse regions and soil types. In 2018,… Read more »

Keeping an eye on Argentina for direction — This week in the grain markets

Grain markets ended the month of November mostly in the green as optimism around of the trade war between the U.S. and China ending helped pushing the complex higher. A lot of focus to end the month was down in Argentina, where this week’s G20 Summit is taking place and many meetings between country leaders… Read more »

Canola industry waiting on PMRA decisions, trait approvals, and the next set of priorities

The canola industry is a made-in-Canada super success story. But that’s not to say that life at the top is worry free. Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada, says that mounting concern about canola rotation and the related issues of heavier disease and insect pressure are examples of issues that have to… Read more »

Sense of commitment central to Crop Development Centre’s success

Farmers need seed to grow crops. It’s just that simple. This is why public institutions have played such an important role in plant breeding over the years. But, just as new varieties are needed when environmental conditions change, new funding models for plant breeders are needed when economic conditions change. Kofi Agblor knows all to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov. 30: Bayer slashes 12,000 jobs, USMCA gets signed, and a beef market update

Just like that, November has come to a close. On today’s RealAg Radio show there’s double News with Guse! Host, Shaun Haney and news lead, Jessika Guse cover all the top ag news stories of the day including: G20 summit and the signing of the USMCA Dairy Farmers of Canada and the National Farmers Union… Read more »

Beef Market Update: The Christmas calm is coming; November basis numbers below par

It’s been a quiet week on the cash market. According to Anne Wasko, of Gateway Livestock Exchange, she calls it a bit of a “see-saw week” as the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend just wrapped up. “There’s bids out there that are kind of similar to last week, at $116 from southern U.S. cattle feeders, and $119 or higher, so… Read more »

Corn School: Destroying mouldy corn and managing volunteers

Thousands of acres of Ontario corn will have to be destroyed this fall due to high DON levels. A big challenge growers face when destroying those acres now and into winter is ensuring volunteer corn doesn’t make a mess of next year’s soybean crop. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, our resident agronomist Peter… Read more »

Alberta to host largest lettuce greenhouse operation in North America

With the impending completion of phase 2 less than five months away, Whole Leaf is set to be the largest lettuce greenhouse operation in North America. The new state-of-the-art facility, opened its doors at Coaldale, Alta., last year. It introduced five proprietary technologies to North American production — making it possible to annually grow “clean, environmentally responsible, and safe”… Read more »

Learn to Lead encourages farmers to step up

There was a time when there were many opportunities to hone your skills as a community leader. School districts had boards, grain companies had advisory groups, and there were various committees that supported community activities. Today, there are not nearly the opportunities that were once there to learn leadership skills. Add to that the fact… Read more »

At the G20 summit, USMCA gets signed without lifting of steel and aluminum tariffs

The leaders of the G20 countries are in Argentina this weekend to discuss the world’s current pressing issues. While U.S. President Trump’s supper with China’s President Xi on Saturday night is the main event that the world is watching, another economic pact crawled closer to reality as Canada, Mexico, and the United States signed the… Read more »

End point or trailing royalty — what system will we end up with?

The way farmers pay for new variety development is set to change. The federal government is currently hosting consultation meetings across Canada, gathering information and feedback from the seed  industry, farmers, farm groups, and industry, on which of two royalty options the industry prefers. Executive director of the Canadian Seed Trade Association, Dave Carey, says… Read more »

New Eastern wheat class to replace four others

There will be a new Eastern wheat class starting next July, as the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) continues to update its structure. The Canada Eastern Other Wheat (CEOW) class was created to provide a class for varieties with unique characteristics and to allow producers to take advantage of special contracted varieties. At the same time, the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 29: Genomes, Canadian icons, USMCA jitters, and destroying corn

On this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio, Shaun Haney is joined once again by occasional co-host Lyndsey Smith. They’re at the final day of Grow Canada, and spend a few minutes of today’s show talking about their favourite keynote speakers and, of course, Rick Mercer. Also on today’s show you’ll hear from Peter Johnson with… Read more »

Alpaca event returns to Agribition after 16 year hiatus

For the first time in more than a decade, alpaca producers were able to show their prized animals off at the 48th annual Canadian Western Agribition. Happy to be back for the Premier Alpaca Halter Event this year was Loretta Peters of Dreamin’ Alpacas. She says it was an easy choice to get into the alpaca… Read more »