Corteva is making a major move to expand its biological crop input business, announcing an agreement to purchase Stoller Group — one of the largest biological companies in the agriculture industry. The US$1.2 billion deal “reinforces Corteva’s commitment to providing farmers with biological tools that complement evolving farming practices and help them meet changing market… Read More

Soil sensing is a precision agriculture method used to improve agronomy by identifying opportunities to manage variability. Dr. Athyna Cambouris is a soil scientist and researcher with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) at the Quebec Research and Development Centre, focused on precision agriculture and using soil sensing to improve agronomy. Cambouris says that grid soil… Read More

Ground Truth Agriculture Inc. has secured $4 million to develop technology that it says will provide farmers with lab-quality grain analysis right off their combine, in real-time and with location precision The funding round was led by Conexus Venture Capital Inc. and includes $2-million from the ag-tech Emmertech fund. Additional investors include SaskWorks Venture Fund… Read More

Every year, adzuki beans grown in Ontario fields find their way to markets in southeast Asia where they are synonymous with sweet treats — everything from pastries to candy bars and even adzuki-flavoured Pepsi. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, host Bernard Tobin discussed adzuki end uses, market opportunities and agronomics with… Read More

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) 2021 re-evaluation of the permitted uses of lambda-cyhalothrin, the active ingredient in insecticide products such as Silencer, has at least one company reconsidering offering the affected products for 2023. ADAMA Canada announced today it will consult with industry before making a final decision on its products with lambda-cyhalothrin as… Read More

Farmers looking to prepare for seeding using lower horsepower requirements can look no further than the Bednar Swifterdisc XO 8000F. Rene Van Geerenstein, with Pentagon Farm Centre, introduced Bednar’s 8000F at Agri-Trade 2022, explaining its main purposes is as a secondary tillage unit. He says it’s not used to break ground, but instead is intended… Read More

Using three priority pillars, the Government of Ontario has announced its roadmap to building agriculture and food success over the next decade through the Grow Ontario Strategy. Announced today, strategy is designed to “make sure the province’s food supply chain remains safe, strong and stable from farm to fork,” according to Lisa Thompson, Minister of… Read More

As weeds evolve, weed science must evolve to keep up. Today’s weed scientists work hard to tackle evolving herbicide resistant weeds and offer solutions to keep farmers one step ahead. Eric Johnson, weed scientist with the Agronomic Crop Imaging lab at the University of Saskatchewan, has been working on these solutions for decades through his… Read More

It’s a stressful world out there, there’s no doubt about it. Whether it be personal stress, emotional stress, or financial stress…the list goes on. One of the stressors we do have some power to dial down a bit, says Stuart Person, senior vice president of MNP, is financial stress. This can be done through three… Read More

Farmers in eastern Canada paid millions of dollars more for fertilizer beginning in early 2022 as a result of the federal tariff levied against fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, and now farmers want that money back. Finance Canada says the federal government collected approximately $34.1 million in tariff income on fertilizer imported into Canada from… Read More

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