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

Corn growers often turn to tissue testing to diagnose a problem. When plants in a field are yellowing or pale, grabbing a sample and sending it to the lab can seem an obvious way to confirm a nutrient deficiency. But there’s more to the tissue testing story than simply identifying a problem and finding a… Read More

Are Ontario cash crop growers making effective use of tissue testing to enhance yield and crop performance? The answer requires a little perspective says Jack Legg, agronomist with Guelph-based SGS Agri-food Laboratories. Tissue testing, which provides an accurate measurement of the nutrients within a plant at a given time, has traditionally been used to confirm… 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

Fresh off the 100th episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, the questions are pouring in, as are the all-in-good-fun “Just how old are you, Peter Johnson?” comments. In this week’s word, we’re talking soil nutrients in snirt (soil/dirt mix), why you shouldn’t worry about brown-leaved wheat just yet, why geese are terrible creatures, when we can… 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

It’s an “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio, featuring discussion about lessons from 2016 — an agronomists panel conversation from SWAC, soybean acreage growth continuing in Western Canada, how to grow record corn yields and what protein is and does in a wheat kernel. Guests include Leanne Freitag, Russ Barker, Steph Kowalski, Dennis Lange, Randy Dowdy… Read More

It’s another “Agronomy Monday” edition of RealAg Radio today, featuring conversations from the past year with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson on what he thinks about hoe drills and soybean yield record-holder Randy Dowdy on growing 171 bu/ac beans. Guests also include Marla Riekman on the cotton underwear soil health indicator test, Don Flaten on the problems… Read More

 

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