The topic of soil compaction often arises when talking about the heaviest of farm machinery — four-wheel drive tractors, grain carts/buggies, and manure spreaders — but sprayers should also be at the forefront when it comes to trying to minimize compaction. After all, with some sprayer tanks now exceeding 2,000 gallons and booms extending upwards… 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 ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson to discuss a number of topics including: Impact of compaction from the sprayer; Resistant water hemp and kochia; Timing for nitrogen application. And don’t miss the top ag… Read More

Happy Halloween! Thanks for tuning in to this RealAg Radio edition of Tuesdays with Lyndsey! On today’s show, we will hear from: Deb Stark, independent board member at the University of Guelph, on good governance; Jeanette Gaultier, with BASF, on a Canola School regarding verticillium of canola; and, Hear segments from The Agronomists with Marla… Read More

Every fall, farmers race against Mother Nature to bring in the harvest; nearly as often equipment sizes increase, putting significant pressure on soil and causing compaction. To navigate the risk of compaction at harvest — and at planting! — this episode of The Agronomists features Nick Dubuc, farmer and ag engineer, and Marla Riekman of… Read More

A properly calibrated planter can make a key contribution to corn yield but could the planter wheels be causing yield-robbing soil compaction? Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs corn specialist Ben Rosser says it’s important for growers to be aware of soil compaction on or around corn rows during planting. On this episode… Read More

It’s summertime, says Peter Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word. Well, maybe not quite, but it’s sure feeling a heck of a lot more like spring out there. In this week’s episode of the Word, Johnson discusses erosion and tillage, record temperatures, a positive attitude, and more. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address… Read More

There are two key messages from this episode of The Agronomists: avoiding compaction and minimizing topsoil movement is well worth the planning and effort, because the alternative results in significant yield loss and is expensive to fix. To dig in (!) to the topic, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by guests Dr. Jeff Schoenau, from… Read More

Yep — it’s the start of yet another week, which also means it’s time to talk agronomy! On today’s Agronomic Monday episode of RealAg Radio, we’re going to share some of our favourite episodes of The Agronomists. You’ll hear: Horst Bohner of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and Doug Moisey of Pioneer… Read More

Ruts are compaction we can see, but what about the yield-robbing compaction you don’t see? What can we do to prevent compaction, and how do we manage already-compacted ground? For this episode of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by compaction action gurus Jodi Dejong-Hughes, extension specialist with the University of Minnesota, and Ian McDonald, crop… Read More

 

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