How western Canadian farmers manage canola fertility in no-till systems, how canola impacts subsequent rotational crops, and side-banding nitrogen impacts, are all areas that Dr. Cynthia Grant spent much of her career focused on. Grant, a retired senior research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) based in Brandon, Man., was honoured this week with the 2019… Read More

On this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, learn about making the call on not just starter fertilizer rates for corn (and maybe soybeans) but also on what product differences to consider when deciding on rates and placement. Host, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson also shares some insight on plant breeding advancements overseas, how a soil… Read More

Oleen Smethurst doesn’t choose what food trend consumers should hop on, but in her quest to provide new flavours and convenience for Costco’s Canadian customers, she’s inadvertently part of the push. Smethurst is assistant vice president, buying and operations — produce for Costco Wholesale Canada, based in Ottawa. Leading a team of nearly 30, it’s… Read More

Jim Denys, a Middlesex County farmer, and Anne Verhallen, a long-time provincial government soil specialist, have been named recipients of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)’s Soil Champion Award. The award recognizes leaders in sustainable soil management. This is the first time the association has presented its award to multiple recipients. “We are… Read More

What’s the best strategy for managing herbicide resistance on your farm? In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School we visit Günter Jochum at his farm near St. Francois Xavier, MB. In 2010, Jochum discovered Group 1 herbicide resistant wild oats in one of his fields. Once the presence of resistant wild oats was confirmed, Jochum adopted… Read More

Canadians are set to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day February 12, with gatherings, conferences, celebrations, and sharing what’s happening on the farm. The day is all part of the “share our story” philosophy — that agriculture’s customers have simply lost touch with how food is grown and produced, and that if farmers share more, they’ll earn back… Read More

AAC Elie lets you rest easy, no matter what Mother Nature sends your way. AAC Elie is a high-yielding, strong strawed semi-dwarf CWRS variety with good resistance to fusarium headblight. Since its launch in 2014, AAC Elie has provided western Canadian wheat growers with consistent yield performance across all production zones, weather conditions, and management… Read More

The U.S. government shutdown meant grain markets missed out on a few months of WASDE reports. With a return to at least some capacity, the USDA released a much-anticipated WASDE on Friday. To run through what few surprises were included in the latest report, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney calls on Ted Seifried, vice president and… Read More