Soybeans or corn? Which seed makes the most sense to plant first next spring? Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soybean specialist Horst Bohner says good arguments can be made for planting either crop first. The best solution might be to buy a second planter and start rolling with both crops at the… Read More

Linamar Corporation is set to acquire Bourgault Industries Ltd. of St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, for C$640 million. Linamar’s existing agricultural brands include harvesting specialist MacDon and tillage and crop nutrition expert Salford. The company says that buying Bourgault positions Linamar to increase its market position as it now possesses a full lineup of products in the… Read More

The parent company of Basak Traktör — an agricultural manufacturer based in Turkey — has reached a deal to acquire 97 per cent of the shares in Manitoba-based Buhler Industries from Russia’s largest agricultural manufacturer, Rostselmash. Buhler, which employs around 800 people building Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment, has been majority-owned by Rostselmash since… Read More

I’m not a New Year’s resolution person. I’m not even a New Year’s party person, but I am a fresh start, excited-about-a-fresh-notepad kind of person. With 2024 just around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about the production year ahead. For our farm, December is when we put the rams in with ewes for… Read More

The union representing employees who work at Viterra’s elevators in Saskatchewan and at the grain company’s head office in Regina is planning to make a decision in early January on whether to move ahead with strike action. Members of the Grain and General Services Union (GSU) Local 1 (Viterra Country Operations and Maintenance) and Local… Read More

On this “Tuesdays with Lyndsey” edition of RealAg Radio, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Jay Whetter with Canola Digest on pest concerns in canola; A clip from The Agronomists on the top agronomic challenges of ’23; Randy Tkachyk, farmer at Sundown, Manitoba, on the economics of cover crops; and, A Soil School clip with… Read More

Spraying enthusiasts visiting Agritechnica 23 had plenty of good things to say when visiting the Agrotop location to check out the company’s easyFlow M self-cleaning chemical transfer system. All the chatter prompted RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to ask Agrotop’s export manager Joachim Herfort for a hands-on demonstration of how the closed, contamination-avoiding and self-cleaning transfer system… Read More

It’s time to wrap up this season of The Agronomists, tackling the top agronomy lessons of the year. From extreme dryness in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan, to a mixed season in Manitoba, and a dry-to-very-wet season in Ontario, we’ve got three agronomists to unpack the worst and the wins of 2023. For this episode… Read More

Telecommunications companies working to bring cell and data service to areas with poor connectivity by satellite have reached several milestones over the past week, raising hopes of better cell service for areas lacking coverage from existing cell towers, including many farm fields and pastures. While traditional satellite phones require specialized devices and expensive high-altitude satellites,… Read More

Hello Monday! Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist Peter Johnson to discuss: The lack of moisture; Yield potential; and, Reducing inputs. We will also hear a couple interviews from Agritechnica including Deutz-Fahr bringing Lamborghini tractors to North America for… Read More

 

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