Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear: Brendan Cooke, policy analyst at Canada West Foundation, on the global energy crisis; A Canadian Western Bank product spotlight with Georgina Knitel; Ryan Brook, associate professor and wildlife biologist with the Canadian Wild Pig Project at the University of Saskatchewan talks wild… Read More

The CEO of CN Rail plans to retire this winter, the railway announced on Tuesday, Oct 19. Jean-Jacques (JJ) Ruest will retire as president and chief executive officer, as well as board member for the company, at the end of January 2022 “or such later time as a successor has been appointed to ensure a… Read More

Clubroot has been confirmed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and can cause yield losses between 30 and 100 per cent. Sanitation, crop rotation, using resistant cultivars, and managing susceptible weeds are all useful strategies in the clubroot toolbox to mitigate infection, but what other strategies are there, and how effective are they for controlling clubroot… Read More

When different generations work together in the farm business, conflict can arise over responsibility, ownership, succession, and day-to-day operations of the farm. Justin Funk, managing partner of AgriStudies, has done extensive research on what makes intergenerational farms unique in how they operate. In this Mind Your Farm Business podcast, Funk shares how differences in doing… Read More

It’s Monday! Which means an agronomic Monday here on RealAg Radio. You’ll hear from: Warren Ward of the Canola Council of Canada, talking about the value of soil testing and residual fertilizer; Jeff Schoenau of the University of Saskatchewan, talking about anhydrous ammonia applications in dry conditions; and, Peter Johnson chats wet conditions in the… Read More

Earlier this year, when C & M Seeds hosted its 30th anniversary wheat industry day, the company asked RealAgriculture to do something pretty cool. C & M asked RealAgriculture to share what the last several decades of the wheat industry in Ontario has looked like, and how it has evolved to where it is today…. Read More

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has announced new partnerships with Tree Canada, Cleanfarms, and Ducks Unlimited Canada. “DFC and our farmers are committed to finding innovative new ways to foster sustainability in dairy farming,” says Pierre Lampron, president of DFC. “We are excited to work with these exceptional organizations to improve farming productivity, reduce waste, plant trees… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), along with its 10 provincial members, has launched a teaching guide with interactive resources for “Guardians of the Grasslands,” a documentary that explores the role that cattle play in the survival of Canada’s grasslands ecosystem. Guardians of the Grasslands in the Classroom will complement the 12-minute documentary through viewing and reflection questions,… Read More

The Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) initiative is entering its final intake, beginning November 2, 2021. LEADS cost-share projects must be completed by September 30, 2022. The program, funded through the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership, supports cost-share projects that improve soil health and reduce the risk of nutrient losses on farms while improving water quality in… Read More

Not if we have anything to say about it. Rain or shine, disease or weeds, every canola season boils down to a single number: yield. Throughout a growing season, many management practices are applied to help increase the yield potential of your crop. But this potential only translates to yield after it’s harvested. For canola… Read More

Wild pigs pose ecological and agricultural problems across Canada and into the United States. Every year, this rapidly reproducing, non-native species expands its territory, most recently being discovered in Alberta’s Elk Island National Park. Originally brought into the country to help diversification efforts in agriculture in the late 80s and early 90s, the invasive species, cross-bred… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, we’ve got a Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock Exchange. We’ve also got an issues panel for you, featuring RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner. They’ll be talking about: Nut production, alternative beverages, and greenwashing; Global shipping constraints; The upcoming cabinet announcement and what it… Read More