How does a dairy farmer’s kid end up advising Prince Edward Island potato farmers on how best to grow spuds? If you’re Ryan Barrett, you get there by being curious, intelligent, adaptable, and an excellent communicator. Barrett now leads research and agronomy for the PEI Potato Board, and spends much of his time fostering cooperation and… Read More

It’s a pretty common practice around a farm to name something as a quick identifier — your favourite cow, the barn cat that’s a great mouser, a specific piece of land, or even a piece of equipment. There are often so many pieces of equipment on a farm or ranch that if they’re not named or… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Redmond as the chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2021. Dr. Gerald Hauer has been the interim CEO since April 1, 2020, and will assist Redmond during the transition. The RDAR Board of Directors is extending their appreciation to Hauer for his leadership… Read More

Custom hay operators and large hay producers can add higher baling capacity with Krone North America’s three new Generation 5 BiG Pack large square balers. This latest generation of large square balers from Krone come with several new features and benefits, such as improved Variable Fill System (VFS) which the company says allows for easier… Read More

The Western Canadian grain trade, with the support of the Prairie provinces, is launching a campaign to push for changes to “outdated and problematic” federal rules around the oversight of Canada’s ports, mainly driven by cost increases at the Port of Vancouver over the last few years. The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) says its… Read More

Corteva Agriscience’s Prominex herbicide with Arylex active has been approved by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Tailored for Western Canadian cereal farmers, this new tool is aimed to control both annual and perennial broadleaf weeds such as Canada thistle, cleavers, dandelion, kochia, hemp-nettle, and wild buckwheat. Kelly Bennett, western Canada herbicides category leader… Read More

In 2020, Eric Watson broke his own world record when he harvested 258 bushels of wheat per acre on his Ashburton, New Zealand farm. It’s an astounding yield that Canadian farmers can only dream about. But are there crop management tips that farmers in this country can glean from Watson’s record-setting wheat? Bayer CropScience regional business… Read More

Grain companies have laid out their priorities for the current review of the Canada Grain Act, with consultations underway until April 30. There have been multiple attempts to update the Act going back to the early 2000s, but they’ve all been derailed before reaching the point where the legislation was changed. As Wade Sobkowich, executive… Read More

4-H Canada and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) have announced their renewed partnership — effective from 2021 to 2023 —which is designed to help youth leaders advocate for important issues and make positive contributions to their communities. The partnership will see BASF continue as the lead partner of 4-H Canada’s Community Engagement & Communications Pillar… Read More