Agronomic strategies that maximize fertilizer efficiency should be good for a farm’s financial bottom line and the environment, but specific decisions about how fertilizer is applied should be made with the overall outcome in mind, stresses Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. The 4Rs — the right source at the right rate, right… Read More

Maizex Seeds has announced it will sell and promote both its corn and soybeans under the Maizex brand for the 2024 seed year and marketing campaign. When Maizex launched a joint venture with Sollio Agriculture five years ago, it sought to maintain the companies’ legacy brands, marketing corn seed as Maizex while soybeans were sold… Read More

Some technology is adopted because it becomes the only real option — like needing an email address or running tractors instead of horses. But plenty of technology is a “nice to have” not “need to have” and the defining line between the two usually hinges on the return on investment (ROI). In farming, ROI can… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Meagan Murdoch of H + K Strategies, and Lyndsey Smith of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel. They discuss many topics, including: Untimely rain; The size of Saskatchewan grasshoppers; Port strike update and back to… Read More

Is it efficient to use autonomous vehicle in row crop agriculture in southwestern Ontario? That’s a question cash crop farmer Mark Richards is wrestling with on his Dresden, Ont. farm. In 2022, he used a solar-powered FarmDroid robot to plant sugar beets. That machine found it challenging to adapt to the widespread use of strip… Read More

Ontario will be home to the first of three new Living Laboratory initiatives beginning this year. Led by Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, the Ontario living lab project will receive up to $9.2 million over five years from the federal government under the Agricultural Climate Solutions (ACS) – Living Labs program. This living lab… Read More

Early season pest pressure can be a huge drag on canola seedling survivability and producers’ pocket books. A seed treatment can be a useful tool in protecting tiny plants, and BASF is launching new treatment treatment stack options in the 2024 Invigor line up. Farmers growing InVigor hybrid canola likely noticed the shift in ’23… Read More

 

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