A drone sprayer aimed at saving farmers inputs and resources was on display at Ag in Motion 2022, where it also took home an innovation award for its potential within the industry. SkyAg Tech, in partnership with XAG, debuted their v40 drone — a fully autonomous machine capable of spraying 100 acres per day. For… Read More

The Canadian government’s plan to reduce emissions from nitrogen fertilizer has gained widespread attention over the last few weeks, with plenty of unanswered questions and uncertainty surrounding the proposal. Originally announced in late 2020, the plan to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from synthetic fertilizer by 30 per cent in 2030 relative to a 2020… Read More

With 2022 harvest knocking at the door, producers are starting to look ahead to the 2023 growing season, and it appears the Canadian government will continue to impose its 35 per cent sanctions on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus. Canada is the only country that has implemented and maintained sanctions against fertilizer from these, and… Read More

Can we improve yield parameters for farmers through enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs)? That’s the question that Adam Fast, masters student at the University of Alberta, is looking to answer. Fast was at WheatStalk at Lethbridge, Alta., to discuss the projects he and the team are working on, and what results they have seen so far…. Read More

With more investments than ever being pushed into the ag-tech sector, companies are bringing together resources and technology to not only increase efficiency, but also keep environmental targets in mind. Precision AI is one of those companies. Precision AI’s current endeavour is bridging two emerging technologies, drone technology and green-on-green technology, the latter which is… Read More

Researchers at Laval University in Quebec have developed a hydroponic lab test that could allow growers and agronomists to better deploy genetic resistance and tolerance in the fight against phytophthora root rot in soybeans. There are three main ways to curb phytophthora, explains Geneviève Arsenault-Labrecque, co-founder of AYOS Technologies, a spinoff founded by students at Laval, in… Read More

With numerous global variables still affecting commodity market prices, putting on blinders and bringing the focus down to individual operations may be the wisest way to navigate the uncertainty. Grain markets are still under the influence of several major unknowns including the Russia-Ukraine war, how much grain China will actually export, and Taiwan strait tensions,… Read More

When it comes to planting and establishing corn in a cereal rye cover crop, the growing corn can be adversely impacted by rye’s allelopathic effects, the release of chemicals that inhibit the plant’s growth. But rye can also limit the amount of light, and quality of light, available to corn when it’s growing in the… Read More

August is officially here and it’s time for another edition of Wheat Pete’s Word. On this week’s instalment, RealAgriculture’s Peter Johnson has a few surprises, and unfortunately for many, we aren’t talking about the good kind of surprise. Johnson discusses some of the ongoing and surprise insect issues plaguing producers along with diseases that have… Read More

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