Precision Planting’s Panorama platform and Climate FieldView, Bayer’s digital farming platform, have announced new connectivity for the 2024 growing season. Now, farmers using the Panorama platform, either by app or website, can transfer agronomic and farm equipment data to their FieldView accounts. Those using FieldView’s Gen 3 20|20 can view maps, input summaries, and agronomic… Read More

It’s time for the Frontlines podcast! Shaun Haney is joined by Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments, to tackle the top geopolitical issues impacting agriculture. Up for discussion in this episode: Skirmish in the Red Sea — the U.S. is working to stop Iran-backed Houthi attacks in the shipping lane Logistics are definitely impacted, but is… Read More

Leaf twisting, burning, cupping, or crinkling — those are just some of the signs that a crop may be suffering from herbicide injury. Why do herbicides cause crop injury? University of Guelph weed researcher Dr. Peter Sikkema says injury causes can be classified into seven basic categories. That list includes extreme weather, unique or variable… Read More

There’s never going to be a one-size-fits all recipe for top wheat yields — too much depends on fertility, soil conditions, and weather. That said, there are some practices that year in and year out are part of a successful stand. Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson says that the Great Lakes YEN project has helped to… Read More

Farm Credit Canada has added a sixth Sustainability Incentive Program for those who use FCC as their lending institution and use AgExpert Premium software. Curtis Grainger, director of lending products and sustainability programs for Farm Credit Canada, explains that this latest program provides up to $2,000 for farms that already use or implement 4R nutrient… Read More

Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp. is on track to begin producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2027. That plan got an $8.4 million boost through the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) today. Sustainable aviation fuel can be used directly in aircraft engines by blending up to 50 per cent with traditional jet fuel, and has the potential… Read More

Winter is making itself known across all of Canada this week, after a polar vortex descended on Alberta, all the way to Ontario getting hit with snow, wind, and cold temps (for Ontario, mind you). That sparked some questions on fall-seeded crop survival, including canola, alfalfa, and wheat, which host Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson answers… Read More

It’s taken a few years, but John Deere has quickly evolved its See & Spray technology, moving from broadcast and targeted spraying of fallow ground to weed identification and targeted spraying in-crop. In this report from Agritechnica, Deere product marketing manager Solenne Bourgeois discusses how the company has combined its ExactApply system with camera technology… Read More

It’s time for our “Tuesdays with Lyndsey” edition of RealAg Radio. Host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Deb Vanberkel with the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing on healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms; Tyler Smith, Humboldt Bronco crash survivor discusses his mental wellness journey and winning the Amazing Race Canada; A clip from The Agronomists with… Read More

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame is recognizing six individuals who will be inducted into the hall later this spring. The 2024 inductees have made significant and distinguished contributions to the welfare and improvement of Saskatchewan agriculture, says president of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, Reed Andrew. “The commitment, innovation and dedicated work of… Read More

When it comes to herbicides, the power to kill weeds and protect crops rests with the active ingredient. But how products are formulated can determine whether an effective active can be a winner or a loser in the field. “Quite frankly, there are active ingredients out there that wouldn’t be a product if not for… Read More

If a report is quietly published on a government website on the Friday before the New Year’s weekend and no one is told about it, is anyone supposed to read it or respond to it? Because that’s what happened with the federal government’s “What We Heard” report after holding consultations a year ago on its… Read More

 

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