Learning from on-farm research and farmers learning from each other is a cornerstone of a Yield Enhancement Network (YEN). First piloted in Europe, a YEN connects growers, researchers, and data to test theories and learn from each other using field-scale experience. Aaron Mills, a research scientist with Agriculture & Agri-food Canada (AAFC), spoke this week… Read More

For good reason, there’s been increased discussion about 4R nutrient management. This easy-to-remember moniker refers to increasing fertilizer use efficiency by considering the right rate, time, placement, and form of a product (usually nitrogen and phosphorus). The 4Rs are focused on fertilizer, but as Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, researcher with the University of Guelph noted in her… Read More

Canada is an exporting nation, of that there can be no doubt. While some countries struggle to produce enough to feed its people, Canada produces more than double what it needs. That creates a clear opportunity, and some would say responsibility, to export food and food ingredients world-wide. Ted Bilyea, distinguished fellow with the Canadian… Read More

North American pork supply is predicted to be tight in the first quarter of 2023, with uncertainty around consumption levels, but there is hope for increased trade opportunities. Cost pressure is increasing across the board from feed, to labour, to fuel. The value chain is feeling this inflationary pressure, says Christine McCracken, senior analyst of… Read More

A private member’s bill that aims to prevent further market access concessions for supply managed commodities in Canada was approved at second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, and was referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade. Bill C-282, sponsored by Bloc MP Luc Thériault, would amend existing legislation to prevent Canada’s… Read More

Seeding and tillage equipment company Väderstad has announced it’s acquiring Danish company Thyregod’s inter-row tillage business. This acquisition adds a full product range of inter-row cultivators to the current Väderstad product portfolio, which includes Seed Hawk equipment manufactured in Saskatchewan. All intellectual property rights to Thyregod’s inter-row cultivator product area are included in the deal…. Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by Koch Agronomic Services. Tune in below to hear an interview Shaun Haney had at the National Cattleman’s Beef Association convention with Nathan Phinney, Canadian Cattle Association president, on why Canada needs to align with U.S. trucking regulations;… Read More

All eyes were on the global supply situation as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Wednesday. The ongoing drought in Argentina, and the Russia/Ukraine war have many focused on global stocks and balance sheets. Overall, the report was seen as generally neutral,… Read More

Canola is a Canadian-made and developed, home-grown crop. With canola oil being grown and produced locally, why is this resource no more widely discussed and utilized? Lynn Weaver, a registered dietitian and the market development manager at SaskCanola, spoke with RealAg’s Atley Hamlin about the nutritional and culinary benefits of canola when compared to other… Read More

ADAMA Canada is introducing new crop protection products for imidazolinone tolerant (Clearfield) lentils as well as all peas and soybeans in time for the 2023 crop year. Davai A Plus, a broad-spectrum herbicide with two modes of action, will be registered for imidazolinone tolerant lentils, peas and soybeans. The introduction of Davai A Plus is… Read More

It’s been 20 years since soybean aphids were first reported in Ontario soybean fields. Over the years, growers and researchers have learned that no two years seem to be the same and populations of the yield-robbing pests vary from year-to-year. There has, however, been significant changes to aphid behaviour over the years and this evolution… Read More

 

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