It’s been a challenging growing season to date in Ontario, and the rough conditions in May and June are showing up in corn rows. Got funky-coloured corn? The cause all comes down to root growth. Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture agronomist, says that early-planted corn that went in fit to un-fit is yellowing, sometimes row to row…. Read More

Did you know tillage erosion is the most significant erosive effect that’s seen on the Canadian prairies? Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, says that often the focus is around wind and water erosion when really, it should be tillage erosion. However, it’s not just how much you are tilling your land —… Read More

Following the retirement of Neil Currie come the end of August, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has announced its new general manager. Cathy Lennon will take over, bringing a “plethora of experience.” “OFA is grateful to the long-term leadership of retiring general manager Neil Currie,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “He had led our… Read More

Approaching two years since fumigation requirements were slapped on Canadian pulse imports following several years of being exempt, Canada and other export countries have been granted an extended reprieve. Announced July 2, the Government of India has extended “relaxation” of fumigation requirements to the end of 2019. Canada had long been exempt from the fumigation requirement,… Read More

The debate surrounding what should be considered meat — and what isn’t — continues to spark conversation across the food industry. What are plant-based burgers, such as the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, actually made of? Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor at the University of California-Davis, was a guest on AgriTalk last week where he shared… Read More

Just over a year ago, the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada started to think about the possibility of a merger, and last week they finally made the formal decision. In a release sent out by the two organizations, Cigi and Cereals Canada says the move capitalizes on “the benefits and synergies that… Read More

Farming and ranching organizations across western Canada are collaborating with a University of Waterloo research project to better understand producers preferences when it comes to conservation programs. Research lead, Dr. Jeremy Pittman says a big question they’re hoping to answer is how they can make both agriculture and species at risk thrive on Canadian landscapes…. Read More

When walking into the Canadian Farm Progress Show from the north entrance, one couldn’t miss the display John Deere had this year. For the first time at a Canadian farm show, John Deere showed off its new 2680H high speed disc. Sam Paulson, tillage specialist with John Deere, was nearby to explain why this disc… Read More