If you were farming on the western Canadian Prairies in 2019, you’ll most likely shudder at the thought of flea beetles, knowing how rampant they ran throughout the spring. Syngenta recently rolled out a new flea beetle option for seed treatments in Western Canada, called Fortenza Advanced, that has the active ingredients sulfoxaflor and cyantraniliprole…. Read More

Old-style flow indicators on sprayers can be tricky — keeping an eye on those floating balls, placing it somewhere in your cab that is visible, and ensuring your sprayer is working all at the same time can be difficult. To address the issue, Canadian manufacturer Wilger Industries Ltd. is headed into the first full production… Read More

Launched at Crop Production show at Saskatoon, Sask., the latest addition in the Väderstad tillage series made an appearance — the inline sideband knife. The knife is an insertable tip that creates a side-band effect. It can be used on any of the company’s drills worldwide, but is particularly useful for western Canadian conditions. “We’ve… Read More

When you are the executive director of an organization that emphasizes the importance of having a conversation, presentations are inevitable. Adelle Stewart, executive director of the Do More Ag Foundation, says that whether she speaks in front of an audience of five or 500, she’s just happy to have people to have the conversation with…. Read More

August is quickly coming to a close, and with the exception of regions that have faced cooler, wet temperatures, swathers are swathing and combines are rolling. Conditions across the Prairies are varied, and farmers have taken to social media to show what they are up to. Here’s a brief look at Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba:… Read More

If you are a canola grower, you are most likely aware of the importance of nitrogen (N) when it comes to growing a successful canola crop. According to the Canola Council of Canada, canola needs 2.9 to 3.5 pounds per acre of available N per bushel of yield. Todd Latimer, senior marketing manager with Nutrien… Read More

As agricultural producers, we are often moving items of high weight, through less than ideal conditions, and in small areas. Kevin Bitter, agricultural product and sales manager with Leavitt Machinery, says Manitou’s MT 420 telehandler was made precisely for the farmer. Although released in 2017, 2019 brings a brand new model to the table. “We… Read More

The 4th annual Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition has come and gone at the Calgary Stampede. The competition provides Albertan youth ages 11-24 with an opportunity to speak up for agriculture through a little healthy competition, with opportunity to further on into the national competition (Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture) held during the Royal… Read More

CanolaPALOOZA is an event held across the Prairies that tackles all things canola agronomy — and more. Covering everything from pre-emergence to post-harvest, marketing, and more, canolaPALOOZA offers three separate days of learning in three provinces. The summer can often be filled with field days and trade shows, so the goal of the event is… Read More

If you’re in Western Canada, you are most likely looking forward to one of the crop tour highlights of the summer: canolaPALOOZA. Hosted and organized by the three canola organizations across the prairies — Alberta Canola, SaskCanola, and Manitoba Canola Growers — canolaPALOOZA brings three days of education, and fun across the prairies on three… Read More