Agrisure Viptera 3220 E-Z Refuge Trait Stack Available for 2013

Syngenta recently received Canadian regulatory approval for Agrisure Viptera 3220 E-Z Refuge trait stack in corn. The Agrisure Viptera 3220 trait stack offers dual modes of action for control of multiple lepidopteran pests, such as black cutworm, western bean cutworm and fall armyworm, and corn borer. Each bag contains 95% seed of a corn hybrid… Read more »

Aster Yellows Take a Bite Out of Canola Yields

At nearly every field day for the past few years in Saskatchewan, the presenting agronomist would hold up a mangled canola head and ask, “Can anyone tell me what this is?” Most farmers would look closer, but few had an answer. Being from Manitoba, I’d pipe up, “Aster yellows.” Aster yellows is relatively common in… Read more »

Will You Shop in the US for Farm Machinery this Fall?

Usually producers talk about buying equipment in the US when the Canadian Dollar swings above par. This time though the deals on US based farm machinery are being driven by the severe US drought. With the US corn and soybean harvest looking very poor in comparison to prior years, US farm machinery dealers have a… Read more »

RealAgriculture’s Best of Canola Swathing Timing Videos

“How do I figure out when to swath my canola?” is one of those questions that comes up every year without fail. It’s a question that doesn’t have a broad, simple answer, which is why it’s restated every year.  Even though there are over 20 million acres of canola in Western Canada producers still struggle… Read more »

Consider Next Year’s Crop Before You Cut Your Alfalfa

We’ve talked a lot about the effect of the extreme hot and dry weather on Ontario corn and soybean producers, but forage crops have taken a huge hit as well. That damage has been softened a bit lately by the effects of much needed rains, but it also leaves producers in a spot where they… Read more »

Marijuana Grow Op Discovered in an Ontario Corn Field

With the US drought raging on, corn has become a very valuable commodity heading into fall. For a farmer in Ontario the police found an even higher valued crop. A grow op was discovered in a corn field outside of Markham, Ontario.   The police suggested that each plant was worth around $1000 and was… Read more »

Before You Decide to Egg-liminate From Your Diet…..

Online news feeds, morning programs and other sources in North America are airing some version of this headline: “Egg yolks are as bad for you as cigarettes”. Dr. David Spence and colleagues from the University of Western Ontario in Canada conducted this research. The results state that eating egg yolks accelerates placquing of arteries in a… Read more »