There are several downgrading factors in the pulse crop that farmers have no control over — snow or rain at harvest that causes sprouting and bleaching being perhaps the most common. Other factors, however, such as dirt tag, staining, and cracks can be managed to some degree through harvest management and gentle handling. For this… Read More

Will relay intercropping work in Ontario? For a second year, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson has been keeping a close eye on relay intercropping trials planted in the province. The objective of the research is to evaluate whether Ontario farmers could effectively plant soybeans into standing wheat versus double cropping soybeans that are planted after wheat is… Read More

The future of how breeding is funded in Canada is under review and headed for change. The “value creation” consultations created much engagement and debate last winter, where producers were asked to weigh in on an end-point or trailing royalties on new varieties. While some people have attempted to halt the process, others have tried… Read More

Canadian-based Endless Sky is looking to become an industrial-scale producer of hemp flower and hemp CBD extracts, controlling the process from seed to shelf, ultimately providing “natural health products free of solvents, pesticides or heavy metals.” “We started in 2018. We initially were in indoor growing, cultivating cannabis,” says CEO Travis George, adding that the… Read More

Something weird is happening to our Exploding Spray Myths team. Every time Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf get close to a sensitive downwind area, or drive fast to make up for lost time, their sprayer shuts down. It’s almost as if the sprayer is enforcing best management practices! Little do they know… On this all-new… Read More