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, to discuss nitrogen management, leaving a test strip, and if trees are good or bad for yield. We will also hear a clip from Cameron Ogilvie, with the Soil… Read More

Imposter syndrome is a feeling many are familiar with whether they define it as such or not. Imposter syndrome happens when we doubt our own knowledge or skills, and these doubts manifest a fear of being exposed as an imposter or fraud. When challenged, it is often not as simple as just admitting you don’t… Read More

Drones provide many advantages in agriculture — from collecting data, to applying product, drones can be an asset for growers and agronomists. But learning to fly these nimble flyers and understanding the rules and regulations is key to getting the most out of the tech. Markus Weber, president of Land View, was on hand at… Read More

The president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has stepped down from her post. Siddika Mithani sent a letter to colleagues and industry partners last week informing them of her retirement from the public service, effective Friday, January 20th, 2023. The letter, obtained by RealAgriculture, does not state any reason for the immediate departure, but… Read More

Most prairie growers know that adding another herbicide to their spring glyphosate application pays big dividends. First, they’ll see better and more consistent weed control. Second, starting with a clean field helps protect yield potential and third, having another mode of action (or two or three) in the tank will help avoid resistance and thus… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture and Tyler McCann of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute for the RealAg Issues Panel. They cover a lot of topics, including: PMRA regulations; The delay in approving gene-editing; China’s shrinking… Read More

Ahh, the wonders of healthy soil. From water-holding capacity, pest and disease regulation, to nutrient cycling and physical stability, a robust and resilient soil gives farmers a huge advantage in crop production. But what makes a healthy soil? How can we measure its fitness and whether it’s in top farming shape? That’s a question soil… Read More

A Grande Prairie, Alta. company that designed an aftermarket remote-control system for controlling a tractor’s PTO and hydraulics has now developed a driverless system for grain bagging. RCFarmArm’s new GPS-controlled steering system for grain bagging tractors was on display as part of the Innovation Showcase at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon, MB this week. “It’s… Read More

For a relatively young crop — with it’s invention originating 60 years ago — there is significant global demand for canola, in many different forms. 90 per cent of the canola we grow here in Canada exported — whether it be for renewable fuels, livestock feed, cooking oil, or more. Jim Everson, of the Canola… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Guest host Lyndsay Smith is joined by: Gerrit Herrema of Uxbridge, Ont.; Dan Petker of Norfolk, Ont.; Kresten Jorgensen of Special Areas, Alta.; and Jason Kehler of Carman, Man. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Lyndsey… Read More

Grain marketing app company Combyne Ag has been acquired by Bayer Crop Science, joining Bayer’s suite of digital tools for farmers. Combyne, which was known as FarmLead until 2020, will continue to operate at arms-length to Bayer’s broader business, while benefiting from added resources and association with a partner with a shared vision, says CEO… Read More

Manitoba Agriculture’s farm management extension team has developed a tool to help farmers determine how efficient they are with fertilizer, from both an economic and environmental perspective. Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson officially launched the fertilizer efficiency calculator tool at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon. The calculator takes into account soil test results, fertilizer prices, product… Read More

 

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