The battle for acres is set to play out in just over three months. Crop rotation plays a key part of decision making on final acres for any crop, but perhaps most of all for pulses, as aphanomyces and root rot risk factor prominently in pea and lentil decisions. But price factors too, and Jon… Read More

How about an 18-row corn head that folds for transport and also flexes to follow the contours of fields with eroded hills or terraces? That’s the big news from combine head manufacturer Geringhoff at Agritechnica, the agriculture innovation showcase in Hanover, Germany. In this report, Geringhoff product manager Hendrik Schneider tells RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney that… Read More

The number of Ontario certified crop advisors (CCA) continues to swell as the provincial organization reports that its membership now boasts 669 agronomists who carry the designation. Ontario Certified Crop Advisor Association chair Aaron Breimer says one of the keys to the growth of CCA ranks is the  collaborative efforts of all stakeholders — from… Read More

Corn has some leaf lessons to teach us, if only we’ll listen. That’s just one of the take-home messages from last week’s Ontario Ag Conference, the SWAC stop, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson in this week’s podcast. There’s also a discussion on soil health, managing cover crops, and nitrogen use efficiency in corn. Have a… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research to discuss the wheat and canola markets, and how continued dryness could potentially shift acres. Plus, hear from Carl Potts with the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers to discuss the future of… Read More

Labour shortage is an issue for farming around the globe and an expanding list of agricultural equipment manufacturers are looking to autonomous robots to provide a solution for their customers. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, Kuhn rolled out KARL — an autonomous 175 hp robot prototype capable of performing field work in broad acre production…. Read More

ADAMA Canada has launched Maxentis fungicide for use on lentils, canola, soybeans and peas. Maxentis is a dual active ingredient product, featuring Asorbital 2 formulation technology. It is the first fungicide in Canada to combine prothioconazole and azoxystrobin into one product. Asorbital 2 allows for systemic and trans-laminar movement to move the fungicide throughout the… Read More

Growers and agronomists typically focus on the ear leaf at flowering when tissue testing corn to determine nutrient needs. But is that still the best choice for determining the optimal nutrient prescription for the crop as it moves into the reproductive stages? Purdue University professor emeritus Dr. Tony Vyn believes the evolution of modern hybrids… Read More

It’s time for our “Tuesdays with Lyndsey” edition of RealAg Radio. Today is farm transition appreciation day, so host Lyndsey Smith will chat all things farm transition with Trevor MacLean of MNP. She will also be joined by Shaun Haney with Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index insights on farm retirement, management transitions, and where Canadian farm… Read More

 

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