Corn and soybean record-breaking farmer (and TechTour Live speaker) Randy Dowdy joins Kelvin on today’s show to talk about asking the right questions to grow big yields, whether we’re talking corn or canola. Shaun also hosts a panel discussion with Saskatchewan farmers Trevor Scherman, Jim Hale and Dave Olson, discussing their takeaways from TechTour Live and… Read More

Happy Victoria Day! Today’s “Agronomy Monday” podcast features Transport Minister Marc Garneau discussing his new transport bill and what it means for grain movement by railways, a replay interview with corn and soybean yield record breaker Randy Dowdy, BASF’s Rob Miller on spring weed control decisions, Canterra Seeds’ Dieter Schwarz on soybean planting tips, and AAFC’s Bob… Read More

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there’s a surprising amount of optimism among Western Canadian farmers heading into the 2017 seeding season (and in many cases, the conclusion of the 2016 harvest.) Jim Hale of Lancer, David Olson of Tisdale, and Trevor Scherman of Battleford, Saskatchewan joined Shaun following the TechTour Live… Read More

Despite a wet fall and the potential for flooding this spring, there’s definitely some optimism among Manitoba farmers heading into the 2017 planting season. Shaun sat down with three producers from across the southern portion of the province following the TechTour Live event in Brandon earlier this month. Kyle Friesen of Altona, Dwayne Leslie of Portage and Ron… Read More

Think about how much time is spent driving on a farm. Sitting in a cab operating a truck or tractor is a fundamental part of what farming is today. So what would farmers do if they didn’t have to spend that time driving machines? As artificial intelligence advances and faster computing speeds enable machine-learning, driving… Read More

A grower from Georgia who previously held the record for highest corn yield has now broken the world standard for highest soybean yield. Randy Dowdy’s soybean yield of 171.8 bushels/acre was celebrated at a press conference hosted by the University of Georgia and BASF on Friday. The previous record was 160.6 bushels/acre, set by Kip… Read More

Farmers are among the most innovative and adaptive people in the world. There are many examples of situations where farmers have noticed a benefit to using a new piece of technology or a different management practice and quickly adopted it, whether it’s the move to less tillage, the quick appearance of GPS monitors in tractor… Read More

If a corn plant emerges one, two or three days after its neighbour, will it yield less? Real Agriculture resident agronomist Peter Johnson is determined to find out. At the SouthWest Ag Conference last January, National Corn Growers Association yield contest champion Randy Dowdy challenged growers to plant a flag test on their farm to… Read More