On this episode of The Agronomists, two entomologists and a real-live insect join voice-less host Lyndsey Smith to cover so many of the pest problems that popped up on the Prairies this growing season. James Tansey, of Saskatchewan Agriculture, and Tyler Wist, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, cover the grasshopper lifecycle and threats for ’24,… Read More

Every industry needs effective licensing and training to ensure customers receive high-quality service. On this episode of Talking Tile, host Bernard Tobin is joined by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) drainage program coordinator Tim Brook for a look at the rules, regulations and training programs that drive Ontario farm drainage service… Read More

Forage and turf seed company DLF has acquired Corteva Agriscience’s alfalfa breeding program. The deal, announced last month, includes Corteva’s global alfalfa germplasm and breeding program, the Alfred Seeds brand name, and trademarks including Hi-Gest alfalfa technology, Hi-Ton performance alfalfa, Hi-Salt salinity tolerant alfalfa, and msSuntra hybrid technology, current commercial alfalfa varieties and select Corteva… Read More

Pests, such as corn rootworm, continue to evolve and so does the technology required to control these these yield-robbing insects. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show earlier this month, Bayer Crop Science launched SmartStax Pro with RNAi technology, a new mode of action to help defend corn plants against the pest. David Kikkert, Bayer Crop Science’s… Read More

 

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