What role do seeding rates and seeding dates play in producing top-quality, high-yielding edible bean crops? On this first episode of RealAgriculture’s new Edible Bean School we connect with two industry experts to gather insight on how to fine-tune rates and dates to optimize bean production. For an Eastern Canada perspective, we kick things off… Read More

Around 11 a.m. on February 21, 2021, a freight train carrying grain derailed east of Bow Island, Alta. The official reason for the derailment is unknown, but 80 to 100km/hr gusts were roaring their way through the province on Sunday, and could have been a factor in the derailment. CP Rail has said no employees… Read More

Beyond boosting yields, the application of spring starter materials provides advantages of early crop growth, drier grain at harvest-time and less phosphorus runoff. “With spring planting underway, producers can profit from a more complete understanding of the usefulness of starter fertilizers,” says Dr. Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy at eKonomics. Early Crop Growth Starter fertilizers play a key role… Read More

Weed scientists in the southern U.S. say they have confirmed the first known case of broadleaf resistance to glufosinate — the active ingredient in Liberty herbicide. The resistance to the widely-used herbicide was found in Palmer amaranth plants from two fields in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The pigweed plants caught the attention of University of Arkansas… Read More