You may recall, from previous Wheat School episodes, the research trial using different seeder technologies looking at the effects on a wheat crop, throughout the growing season. In this Wheat School episode, we’re joined for another Follings’ research farm report with Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with OMAFRA, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist…. Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) will contribute $200,000 to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for its new Crop Research and Innovation Centre. The Crop Research and Innovation Centre will be a key resource for future research innovations in crop production, management, sustainability, and more, says GFO. “Our farmer-members have always recognized the importance of… Read More

Proper staging is critical when applying in-crop herbicides in corn, but there are multiple ways to measure corn’s growth stages, and herbicide labels don’t always use the same method. Agronomists often use the “leaf collar” — or V-stage — method to describe growth stages, while others use plant height. However, herbicide labels often refer to… Read More

Responding to producer calls for change, and following consultations with stakeholders across the country, the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is implementing regulatory changes that add canary seed to the list of official grains. Effective August 1, 2021, grain producers will benefit from the same rights, services, and protections for their canary seed crop as they… Read More

When’s the best time of day to spray herbicides? Morning, noon, or night? University of Guelph weed scientist Dr. Peter Sikkema says that every herbicide has a time-of-day effect but generally speaking, growers get the best weed control at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. That’s Sikkema’s conclusion based on time-of-day efficacy trials he conducted using… Read More

National Insect Appreciation Day, which falls on June 8 this year, is an online celebration for insect enthusiasts, amateurs, and entomology professionals, promoted by the Entomology Society of Canada. John Gavloski, provincial entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, recently joined Lyndsey Smith to talk about the day and how to show your appreciation (and… Read More

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