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

New Holland is taking alternative fuel technology further up the power scale with the debut of its new T7.270 Methane Power CNG (compressed natural gas) tractor. Agritechnica visitors had the first opportunity to view the tractor at the innovation showcase in Hanover, Germany. The new tractor actually features the NEF 6.7-litre methane-fueled engine currently used… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist Peter Johnson to discuss: Highlights from the Ontario Agricultural Conference; Soybean replant decisions; A cold snap in the west; and, The availability of moisture. Don’t miss the top ag news stories of… Read More

 

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