This story, including the headline, has undergone a major update as of late January 13. The Canadian government says news reports that it had backed off its plan to require cross-border truck drivers be vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Saturday, January 15 are incorrect. Several media outlets published stories late Wednesday and early Thursday quoting… Read More

The last strategic plan launched by the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) set the goal of 26 million tonnes of production by 2025. Tucked in to that strategic plan was also a shift in the Council’s approach to agronomy. “Agronomy changes over time,” says Clint Jurke, agronomy director for the CCC. “In 2018, we did… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAgRadio! On this full-slate Wednesday edition of the show, brought to you by ADAMA Canada, you’ll hear: JP Gervais, chief economist at Farm Credit Canada; Cornie Thiessen joins the show for an ADAMA Canada spotlight interview; Blake Croegaert of Verdant Partners, on M & A activity in the ag tech… Read More

This past summer, a diligent agronomist in southern Alberta was suspicious of downy brome that was not being controlled by glyphosate. The population in question was widespread in a glyphosate-tolerant canola field in Taber County, Alberta, and was not controlled following multiple applications of glyphosate, says Charles Geddes, weed scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,… Read More

The 20-year pulse breeding agreement between the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ Association (SPG) and the Crop Development Centre is changing, and that has many farmers asking what happens next. Previously, varieties that came out of the SPG/CDC agreement were released royalty-free for producers. Before the expiry of the agreement, the CDC notified SPG of their intentions… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Marco Beghetto of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, on cross-border trucking vaccine mandates and what it means for agriculture; Jim Bagshaw of Alliance Seeds, joins in to chat seed supply and weather conditions; Shaun Dyrland of Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ Association, on plant breeding… Read More

Soil sensors can provide a multitude of information, but not all soil sensors are created equal. As part of Olds College’s Smart Farm applied research programs, the accuracy and functionality of five different soil sensors and their capability to measure soil properties were evaluated. Daniel Stefner, Smart Ag Research project lead and farm liaison at Olds… Read More

Cover crops deliver significant soil health and ground cover benefits, but they can often cause spring headaches when growers fail to kill them off in advance of corn and soybean planting. In this video report from Ontario Diagnostic Days 2021, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soil management specialists Anne Verhallen and Jake… Read More

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, Man. is launching a tuition-free program for off-reserve Indigenous students interested in becoming agriculture equipment operators. ACC has partnered with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to deliver the 13-week program, which is open to 15 students and will start in February at the college’s North Hill Campus in… Read More

Saskatchewan-based S3 Group has acquired TEMP Farm Equipment Ltd., of Mitchell, Ont. TEMP Farm Equipment is best known for its AWS airbars that introduce airflow into the header of a combine, in an effort to reduce shatter loss, even at higher ground speeds. AWS airbars are sold worldwide with a dealer network throughout North America, Europe, South Africa,… Read More

Welcome to another week of RealAg Radio! We’re kicking off the week with an Agronomic Monday edition, where you’ll hear an update from Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson as well as a Smart Nutrition MAP + MST product spotlight with Dr. Alan Blaylock, senior agronomist at Nutrien. You’ll also hear the top ag news stories of… Read More

 

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