Lentils are one of those crops that can be difficult to keep free of weeds. Lentils are a poor competitor with weeds not just as seedlings, but throughout the growing season, as well. Over the past five years, the Western Applied Research Corporation (WARC), has been doing research trials that look at herbicide layering to… Read More

A cereal, oilseed, and even pulse drill, the Ultra SR 60 foot air drill from SeedMaster is an all-in-one complete unit, the company says. It has a 750-bushel capacity and uses the Ultra-Pro II metering system for both fertilizer and seed says Duane Kent, territory manager at SeedMaster. “This is kind of a new concept… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Jen Gerson of political commentary vehicle The Line, on priorities of the Trudeau government and her thoughts on Kenney and Ford; Ryan Kehrig of MNP joins the show for a product spotlight; Dick Wittman of Wittman Consulting, on succession planning and how… Read More

The year’s Outstanding Young Farmers were named this past weekend, in a virtual event December 1st to 3rd, 2021. Winners for the west and east are Raymond and Tracey Bredenhof, of R&T Poultry & Bredenhof Hops in Abbotsford, B.C., and Jenny Butcher and Wes Kuntz, Little Brown Cow Dairy, Brantford, Ont. For the last 41 years, this… Read More

Farm Management Canada held its annual Agricultural Excellence Conference last month where Colleen Younie was announced as the 2021 recipient of the Wilson Loree Award. Now in its nineteenth year, the award honours individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to advancing agricultural business management practices in Canada. Since 1972, Younie has served… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, where you’ll hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, for an Ontario ag update. Also catch more of that soybean discussion in last week’s Wheat Pete’s Word; Tanis Sirski, agronomist with Corteva Agriscience and Pioneer Seeds Canada; and, Aaron Stevanus of Mosaic Company, for a clip from… Read More

CN Rail says that train movement has resumed on CN’s rail line on the Kamloops-Vancouver corridor, allowing movement of goods to and from the Vancouver port. “CN would like to thank first responders and all emergency management officials for their support and dedication throughout this ordeal,” the company says. “CN crews will continue to monitor… Read More

Who ya gonna call?? Orange Wheat Blossom Midge can have a devastating impact on wheat yields and quality. In the spring of 2021 areas with midge forecasts (AB, SK, North Dakota) were all predicting higher than normal wheat midge populations. Data also showed very low parasitism in the midge populations (less control on the midge larvae means… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, the show starts with an interview with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, on sustainability as an economic driver. You’ll also hear an issues panel featuring Lyndsey Smith, Kelvin Heppner, and Meagan Murdoch of Hill + Knowlton Strategies. They’ll be talking about: Premier Moe’s speech at the GrowCanada conference; B.C…. Read More

 

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