RealAg Radio, July 20: Ag in Motion, opinions on DOT, & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, featuring: Dairy Farmers of Canada elects a new president; Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay leaves roundtable ahead of ag ministerial in St. John’s; Farmer panel on the DOT autonomous machine, Ag in Motion and more with Jeff Bennett, Danny Ottenbreit and Landon Friesen (recorded at Ag in… Read more »

High on hybrid rye

Rye is working hard to shed its reputation for lower yields, weak agronomics and poor standability when compared to other grain crops. With the arrival of new hybrid rye varieties in Ontario, it looks like rye’s days of being relegated to cover crop status in the province are over. Quite simply, growers, seed companies, agronomists… Read more »

Pulse School: A look at how pulses are faring in dry conditions

Mother Nature has given the prairies many different crop conditions this year, and Saskatchewan is no exception to this rule. For the most part, Saskatchewan pulse growers are seeing very dry conditions, although this has helped keep disease levels down, notes Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy specialist with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, in this latest Pulse School episode…. Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada elects new president

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has a new president, as Pierre Lampron was elected on a two-year term at the group’s annual general meeting in Edmonton on Wednesday. Lampron is a seventh generation organic dairy farmer in the Mauricie region of Quebec, according to DFC’s website. He previously represented Quebec on the board of Dairy… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 19: Ag in Motion Day 2

Wednesday’s show, from day two of Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan, featuring: Farmer panel on crop conditions and more with Doyle Wiebe and Keith Fournier; Update on trade and government neonic policy from Janice Tranberg of SaskCanola; John Adams of AgroLiquid; Grain market update with Brennan Turner of FarmLead.com; RockyTalk with Michael Lockerbie of… Read more »

Norbert Beaujot’s vision for DOT

The launch of the autonomous DOT Power Platform this week was the result of a three year quest to make farm equipment more efficient in the context of the labour shortage in farming, says Norbert Beaujot. The U-shaped robot is attracting plenty of attention at Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan, with crowds watching as… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 19: White mold, rust, and a wonderful wheat crop!

A harvest update — yes, combines have started rolling in parts of Ontario — as RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson expresses his excitement for harvest in this week’s Word. There are also concerns about white mold, western bean cutworm, and aphids, to discuss. Learn about these issues, and much more, in this week’s episode of Wheat… Read more »