In this first-of-the-year episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson discusses Ontario Ag Conference (on now), soil nutrient bank accounts, and low volumes going through a combine. Plus, Johnson works through a tiling/drainage problem for clay textured knolls. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address or some yield results to send in? Disagree… Read More

When glyphosate-resistant waterhemp was first discovered in Lambton County in 2014, University of Guelph weed scientist Peter Sikkema never imagined the course the weed would take across Ontario, or the speed it would travel. Fast forward to 2022 and glyphosate-resistant waterhemp has moved 700 kilometres east to Leeds & Grenville County. The invading resistant weed, often… Read More

On this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Andrew Scheer, Conservative shadow minister for infrastructure and communities, on how the next CEO of CN Rail could affect service; Geoff Backman, manager of business development and markets at Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on farmers’ right to repair; Mohamad Fakih, president and CEO of Paramount Fine… Read More

It’s the Tuesday after Christmas holidays. As I sit by my fireplace looking at my still-standing Christmas tree and Christmas decorations — and know that I unfortunately have to take them down, and soon — I can’t help but feel the dread that comes with January. I try to be positive (new year, new me,… Read More

Mayo Schmidt has left his position as president and CEO of Nutrien, the company says. Schmidt stepped in as CEO in April, 2021, after Chuck Magro left the position. Magro saw the company through its merger of PotashCorp and Agrium. Ken Seitz, executive vice president and CEO of Potash, has been named the company’s interim CEO…. Read More

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back to the regular routine and kicking off 2022 with an agronomic Monday, featuring resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and Ontario soybean specialist Horst Bohner. On the show, hear about: Inter-row cultivation; N-fixation for non-legume crops; Where big bean yields came from; Our latest poll on ’22 resolutions; and,… Read More

Along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted a roundtable to address consolidation in the meat industry and the impacts on the cattle sector. President Biden opened the roundtable, held January 3, 2022, by mentioning the 50-14 proposed legislation by Tester/Grassley; how… Read More

 

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