Leaf twisting, burning, cupping, or crinkling — those are just some of the signs that a crop may be suffering from herbicide injury. Why do herbicides cause crop injury? University of Guelph weed researcher Dr. Peter Sikkema says injury causes can be classified into seven basic categories. That list includes extreme weather, unique or variable… Read More

When it comes to herbicides, the power to kill weeds and protect crops rests with the active ingredient. But how products are formulated can determine whether an effective active can be a winner or a loser in the field. “Quite frankly, there are active ingredients out there that wouldn’t be a product if not for… Read More

The number of Ontario certified crop advisors (CCA) continues to swell as the provincial organization reports that its membership now boasts 669 agronomists who carry the designation. Ontario Certified Crop Advisor Association chair Aaron Breimer says one of the keys to the growth of CCA ranks is the  collaborative efforts of all stakeholders — from… Read More

Growers and agronomists typically focus on the ear leaf at flowering when tissue testing corn to determine nutrient needs. But is that still the best choice for determining the optimal nutrient prescription for the crop as it moves into the reproductive stages? Purdue University professor emeritus Dr. Tony Vyn believes the evolution of modern hybrids… Read More

DJI is getting ready to take flight with its largest agriculture drone ever for international markets. The Agras T50 has been flying in China and is set to land in North America in the near future, says DJI Agriculture’s Toby Knisely. The high payload capacity drone is capable of carrying 40 litres of liquid or 50… Read More

Soybeans or corn? Which seed makes the most sense to plant first next spring? Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soybean specialist Horst Bohner says good arguments can be made for planting either crop first. The best solution might be to buy a second planter and start rolling with both crops at the… Read More

Black beans, sometimes called black turtle beans, are hugely popular in Latin American and with fans of cajun and creole cuisines. From salads to rice, burritos and fajitas, demand for the small, shiny bean is creating opportunities for bean growers across Canada. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, host Bernard Tobin looks… Read More

What can farmers learn about combine settings from machines running in neighbouring fields or those harvesting wheat in fields over 8,000 miles away in Australia? Agriculture technology company Combine Settings is set to launch an app that will allow farmers to share combine settings on a peer-to-peer platform and give them access to settings they… Read More

There’s plenty of Canadian content at Agritechnica, the world’s largest agricultural tradeshow for machinery and innovation. For Canadian manufacturers, the show provides an opportunity to explore markets and identify where their products could find success across the global agricultural landscape. In this report, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney catches up with Redekop Manufacturing president Trevor Thiessen. The… Read More

Crop researchers can learn a lot in 28 years. That’s how long crop rotation trials have been on-going at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School, host Bernard Tobin and University of Guelph crop researcher Dr. Dave Hooker look at the importance of crop rotation and key corn… Read More

James Hammerton is looking for innovative ways to increase crop production efficiency. Hammerton, who farms with his family at Sweaburg, Ont., first appeared on The Sharp Edge in 2020 to share how he uses a stripper header to harvest and prepare wheat fields for double crop soybeans. In 2023, he returns to the program with… Read More

There’s a sense of satisfaction after tile has been installed and a field has a new drainage system. With sufficient outlet for drainage water movement, farmers can look forward to a more manageable, productive field and higher crop yields. But a new drainage system is not a “one and done” type of thing, says drainage… Read More

Good kernel set — from the tip to the butt of the ear — plays a key role in achieving high corn yield. But every year growers run into environmental and agronomic challenges the can lead to poor pollination, aborted kernels and a significant impact on yield. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School,… Read More

Do you have sufficient outlet for drainage water movement? It’s a key question every farmer needs to ask before they start tiling land. On this episode of Talking Tile, Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario consultant Sid Vander Veen shares why it’s important for farmers to ensure they have a place where they can discharge tile… Read More

 

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