The University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering and College of Agriculture and Bioresources, in partnership with the Livestock Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), are working on establishing a “living lab” to bring together producers, established tech companies, and ag-tech start-ups to create an environment and a platform to reduce current barriers to adoption of smart farming… Read More

It’s time to talk about one of host Lyndsey Smith’s favourite topics on The Agronomists. What is it, you ask? If you guessed forages, you would be correct! Today’s show, featuring Christine O’Reilly, grazing and forage specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and Andre Bonneau, range management specialist with… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio here on RealAgriculture! Mondays are for agronomy, and on today’s show host Shaun Haney is joined by Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson to tackle top-of-mind agronomic considerations, including what to spray on hailed crops, why yellow corn isn’t always concerning, and the real cost of too-big weeds, plus more!… Read More

Canola seedlings have experienced a tough start in many areas of the Prairies this year. In Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, the crop has had to come through flooding, broadcast seeding, compaction, crusting, and flea beetles (stay away, grasshoppers), while it’s been the opposite soil moisture scenario in drought-stricken parts of Alberta and western Saskatchewan. In… Read More

Approximately 750 signal and communications employees with CN Rail have gone on strike, as of June 18. The railway says the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers rejected its final offer, which included a 10 per cent increase in wages over three years. “While we are disappointed in the current situation, we remain… Read More

Thousands of Canadian farmers and G3 customers are already familiar with the state-of-the-art infrastructure at G3 facilities that creates more delivery opportunities and saves them time and money when hauling grain. The Winnipeg-based company is using technology to create new efficiencies for farmers. The SmartSell online customer portal puts more marketing power in their hands… Read More

Welcome to this end-of-the-workweek edition of RealAg Radio. We’ve got a terrific lineup for you, including a RealAg Issues Panel. Joining the panel today is Kelvin Heppner, of RealAgriculture, Lyndsey Smith, of RealAgriculture, and host Shaun Haney. The trio discuss leadership races, interest rates, and more. As well, David Coletto, of Abacus Data, joins to… Read More

As the calendar quickly flips through the summer months, eyes are beginning to focus on the Agricultural Policy Framework — or APF — meetings set for July. Each province has their ask, and their focus on what should be top priorities at the meetings. Nate Horner, Minister of Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development,… Read More

Is there a word you’re just totally sick of? Maybe it’s a marketing buzzword, such as free-range or grass-fed, or maybe it’s a policy or economic term, such as sustainability or global pandemic. Whatever it may be, some words start out as possibly positive but with time (and maybe overuse) they start to irk us…. Read More

Extreme high temperatures are hitting many parts of central North America, increasing the potential for heat stress in cattle, warns Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University livestock systems specialist. “One day of heat stress is uncomfortable, but two or more days back to back without night cooling can be deadly for livestock,” says Hoppe. “Signs… Read More

There are two main species of flea beetles across the Prairies: the striped flea beetle and the crucifer flea beetle. Both can have devastating impacts on the canola crop, however, they have a few differences between them. As Héctor Cárcamo, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Lethbridge, Alta., explains, the crucifier flea beetle… Read More

Commodity prices this spring has made watching the markets an exciting part of nearly every day, especially for farmers who are anticipating a satisfactory yield and who are biding their time locking in prices. However, with many volatile factors contributing to those prices, experts are saying to weigh options carefully and take assurances where you… Read More

 

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