Canadian farmers have a chance to win one of four cash prizes of $25,000 for a community project with BASF’s Growing Home with BASF contest. Opening today and running until March 18, individuals in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario can nominate organizations that help grow their communities. Nominations submitted by March 18 will be judged… Read More

Like many technological advances, drones have become more user-friendly, less expensive, and more useful over time. Drones – or UAVs – have several uses in agriculture, from scouting and checking cattle, to mapping, and, more recently, seeding crops and even spraying. But drones are still a cost, require learning, and have limits in what they… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio brought to you by Nufarm Oxbow! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. with a spring weather forecast; Jennifer Wright with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council on the latest labour report through to 2030; Chris Vervaet… Read More

When it comes to spraying crops, European farmers want accuracy and the ability to effectively control rates as they travel through the field. North American farmers have similar spraying goals, but the size and capacity of equipment differs considerably from one continent to the other. In this report from Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, John Deere… Read More

There’s a growing problem in rural and remote areas of Ontario. A lack of large animal veterinarians is looming for the region, and the problem will only get worse without strategies to address the impending issue. Already, farmers and ranchers have identified that large distances and too few vets makes proper veterinary care expensive. Now,… Read More

We’re looking back at some of the most important lessons we learned throughout 2023. Season 2 of The Dirt podKast aired with 38 episodes featuring an impressive lineup of guests and experts, from farmers to influencers to agronomists—and even a chuckwagon driver! The season took host Mike Howell all the way from the U.S. to… Read More

Understanding the need for better white mold management options, Colin Dutcheshen, President of Heads Up® Plant Protectants Inc., approached Matt Oehmichen, Owner of Short Lane Ag Supply LLC., with a proposal: find a progressive local farmer who has a field with a notorious history of white mold and is rotating back to soybeans in spring… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio recorded live at Cargill Marketsense. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Ed Broschinski of Cargill Marketsense on Canada’s clean fuel regulations; Marcus Weidler and Ben Girard of Cargill Marketsense on canola production, trade flow differences and grain transportation; and, Hear an Alberta farmer panels… Read More

How do you convert a snow removal machine into an efficient silage compactor? At Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney spotted Maisraupe’s Leitwolf Agripower silage distributor and compactor and couldn’t resist asking that question. In this report, Maisraupe’s managing director Georg Schuler shares how the converted snow machine, powered by a 530-horsepower Mercedes engine, creates the required… Read More

The dry bean breeding program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Morden Research Centre in Manitoba will continue for at least another five years under a new arrangement involving McGill University in Quebec and AAFC’s Harrow Research Centre in Ontario. An earlier proposal from the federal government would have seen the program cut or moved to… Read More

2023 was a roller coaster for edible bean growers in Canada’s two biggest growing regions. After record-breaking yields in 2022, Manitoba endured some dry summer growing conditions to produce a good crop with most growers harvesting above-average yields, reports Manitoba Ag pulse and soybean specialist Dennis Lange. In Ontario, the crop emerged well despite dry… Read More

 

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