Variety choice and planting dates are two key factors that drive soybean yield. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, host Bernard Tobin asks whether later-maturing soy varieties are required for the highest yields and whether growers should plant soybeans before corn. For some answers, Tobin is joined by Michigan State University soybean educator Mike… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. Guest host Kelvin Heppner is joined at Manitoba Ag Days by: Chris Vervaet, with Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, with an update on new canola crush capacity; Kristen Phillips, general manager of Ag Days, on the return of Canada’s largest indoor farm show for the… Read More

Details on programs to be funded under the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) will be announced within the next few weeks — at least in Manitoba, according to the provincial agriculture minister. The current five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), which covers most of the agricultural programs that are funded by the federal and… Read More

While the longer-term outlook for exports to China, based on demographics, appears increasingly bearish, the short-term situation still has Canadian producers in a “sweet spot,” according to a veteran western Canadian grain market analyst. China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported the country’s first official population decline in decades on Tuesday. While China’s population still sits… Read More

How can farmers adapt to changing weather and the impact it has on their farms? The ability to modify and reshape the farm to reflect a changing climate will be greatly impacted by land and soil type, location and farming practices, says Ohio State University climate researcher Dr. Aaron Wilson. He believes a key success… Read More

As fertilizer prices fluctuate growers take advantage of off-season prices and buy in the summer or fall. Saving on fertilizer is advantageous, but stored fertilizer can clump up over the winter, making it difficult to move through the drill come springtime. Thunderstruck Ag has an implement to beat the clumps and make buying fertilizer off-season… Read More

The Manitoba government is investing up to $10 million in a new facility that’s projected to add around 600 seats for agriculture and food processing students at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. Premier Heather Stefanson announced the funding for the proposed Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture as part of her opening ceremony address at… Read More

The National No-Till Conference was held at St. Louis, Missouri from January 10-13, 2023. It’s 31st annual year saw over 900 participants for the conference, and as Michaela Paukner, head of the this year’s conference explained, it was great to see so many people committed to no-till practices. Participants came from across all of North… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Heather Watson of Farm Management Canada, to discuss farm succession stories. As well, you’ll hear a clip from the Ontario Agriculture Conference with Bernard Tobin of RealAgriculture and Susan Fitzgerald of the Ontario Certified Crop Advisors. As… Read More

Apache has made improvements to their self-propelled sprayers for 2023 including precision agriculture options and updates to the boom system. Kevin Covey tells RealAg’s Atley Hamlin about Apache’s innovations for 2023 at the Western Canada Crop Production Show in Saskatoon Sask. (Watch video or read on below)  Covey explains that many of the updates are… Read More

With over 170 different carbon markets globally, across all industries, it begs the question, are we missing opportunity? This was the question that Travis Kraft, director of U.S. Row Crops for Locus Agricultural Solutions, posed at the National No-Till Conference, held January 10-13, 2023. There are two base models when it comes to carbon credits:… Read More

Big Equipment Co., based at Havre, Montana, has announced plans to bring back its well-known Big Bud tractors. Working in partnership with Rome Agricultural and Construction Equipment in Cedartown, Georgia, the company is planning to release the new HD Big Bud in March at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG International Construction Trade show at Las Vegas. Around 500… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. Guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, on keeping the soil microbe machine humming. We will also hear from Stuart Chutter, policy analyst with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, on soil organic carbon and crop insurance connections…. Read More

 

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