Soybeans are a handy crop in rotation, as it fixes its own nitrogen, through N-fixing nodules on its roots. But soybeans still need a full compliment of other macro and micronutrients to reach maximum yields. To discuss identifying, correcting, and avoiding micronutrient deficiencies, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by guests Aaron Stevanus of the Mosaic… Read More

On this Thursday edition of the RealAg LIVE! Q and A guest Aaron Stevanus, technical sales manager with Mosaic Company, joins host Shaun Haney for a lively back and forth about all things crop nutrition, including some fun props for extra flair. On this Q and A you’ll hear: Why that first drink of water… Read More

When should growers apply nitrogen during the growing season to help their soybean crop optimize yield? That’s a question Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soybean specialist Horst Bohner tackles in this 2021 Ontario Diagnostic Days video report. Bohner kicks off the discussion with help from Aaron Stevanus, agronomist and Mosaic technical sales manager. For Stevanus,… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, where you’ll hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, for an Ontario ag update. Also catch more of that soybean discussion in last week’s Wheat Pete’s Word; Tanis Sirski, agronomist with Corteva Agriscience and Pioneer Seeds Canada; and, Aaron Stevanus of Mosaic Company, for a clip from… Read More

The soil health benefits of growing a forage crop, such as alfalfa, are well documented. Traditionally a staple crop on livestock farms, alfalfa delivers increased biomass, especially in its root structure where the plant boasts a large tap root which contributes to soil health, while reducing compaction. There’s also increased organic matter and water-holding capacity,… Read More

It’s time to talk soil health, nutrient management, and more on Day 5 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Cover crops, soil compaction, topsoil sampling and soybean fertility are the focus of this episode. We’ll kick it off with cover… Read More

It’s time for agronomy hot topics on Day 4 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Crop nutrition, weed control and planting depth and timing are the focus of this episode. We kick it off with Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture, Food… Read More

It’s important to know what’s going well, and what’s not, especially with soil. Certain “canaries in the coalmine” can indicate existing, persistent problems with management practices that over time can be improved. Adam Ireland, who farms with his family near Teeswater in Bruce County, Ont., is joined by Bernard Tobin for this episode of Soil… Read More

Thanks for joining us for our Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. We’re always happy to bring you the latest information concerning your farm or ranch. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, on managing tough residues in the fall; Jeremy Boychyn of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, with… Read More

Farmers are taking a closer look at their soil’s health lately, and measuring the impact of cover crops or different types of strip-tillage. In this episode of Soil School, we’re talking about overall soil health and nutrition and we’ve got a great example of what you can achieve when you combine soil health and balanced… Read More

After being at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show this week, it’s very clear that the fate of farmers’ profitability rests firmly in the hands of Mother Nature. Starting in 2018, Mother Nature has not exactly been on friendly terms with farmers. The August rains brought significant DON issues to the corn crop, fall and winter conditions… Read More

First, a moment of recognition, on this 18th anniversary of 9/11. Our thoughts are with all who were touched by the tragedy. We’re back at you from the Pride Seeds Pavilion at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, where there is a lot of discussion about whether or not the corn will finish. Frost continues to touch… Read More

Today’s episode comes from sunny Guelph, Ont., where some growers are finally able to hit the fields. On today’s show, with host Shaun Haney, you’ll hear: The top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Extremely dry conditions in parts of Saskatchewan are impacting pulse fields. Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy and seed program manager with Saskatchewan Pulse… Read More

It’s decision time for many Ontario farmers. As wet, cool weather maintains its grip on the province, do you listen to the markets and plant corn, or is it too late? How many heat units should you drop if you’re sticking with the king? Is it better to plant soybeans? How do you get your… Read More

It’s Monday, and in today’s episode of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney: Everything Weather — Drew Lerner of World Weather, Inc. provides his outlook for summer, and what that might mean for field crops; and, Agronomy Panel – Aaron Stevanus, Jeremy Boychyn, and Peter Johnson talk mental health, sawflies and grasshoppers, drought, delayed seeding,… Read More


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