Four thousand bushels of portable grain storage is not something you see everyday on the farm or at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky. But when Walkabout Mother Bins made their first-ever appearance last week at the annual machinery showcase, many farmers couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a close-up look at the… Read More

Thunderstruck Ag’s Copperhead concave systems started with a look at harvest losses. Jeremy Matuszewski of Thunderstruck Ag was at Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, Sask., to discuss the concaves, designed to fit the mainstream combine brands such as Case IH, Fendt, and John Deere. What sets these concaves apart, says Matuszewski, are three things: adjustable… Read More

Before the age of combines, chaff was collected with a crop and left in a pile beside a threshing machine where it was then used for feed. A company based at Wawanesa, Manitoba is helping livestock producers return to this practice of collecting and feeding chaff by building a high capacity Australian-designed chaff cart that… Read More

The Christmas presents have been opened and you’ve finished the turkey leftovers. What’s next for the holidays? Why not binge soybean videos! The RealAgriculture Soybean School published 30 videos in 2022 and here’s your chance to see what you missed or do a double take on your favourite episodes. The 2022 season kicked off with… 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

It appears in 2022 that Ontario growers have little to worry about when it comes to corn ear moulds such as gibberella contributing to elevated levels of mycotoxins in the corn crop. In late October, the annual Ontario corn ear mould and deoxynivalenol (DON) mycotoxin survey found 98 percent of samples tested low — less… Read More

How visible is grain in a grower’s bin? How can they better assess grain quality and manage the investment? AGI Farmobile’s Harley Janssen feels the company’s BinManager automaton program provides a digital solution that allows growers to effectively tackle these questions. In this interview from the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, Janssen, vice president… Read More

Combines are rolling and as soybeans move to the bin, agronomists are reminding growers that the potential for an open fall presents a great opportunity for weed control. BASF agronomist Ken Currah says fall is the perfect time to tackle tough weeds like dandelion, Canada thistle and perennial sow thistle. “This is the time to… Read More

The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) says it is gun-shy when it comes to placing their faith in the rail companies’ ability to meet the demand of grain shipments needed this fall and in to the busy winter shipping season. The WGEA handles approximately 90 per cent, or more, of western Canada’s bulk grain exports,… Read More

As the calendar pushes into late September, food-grade soybean growers are readying combines for harvest. In this video, Natalie Hazeleger, Sevita International’s national quality assurance manager, shares harvest tips to help growers meet the quality needs of food-grade soybean markets. Maintaining a clean sample is not difficult, but it does require attention to detail. Prior… Read More

When talking soybean harvest losses, all the focus is on the header. But for canola, losses add up at the header and through the combine. Understanding how to manage those losses is a mix of agronomy, mechanical know-how, and patience. To break down the process, this episode of The Agronomists features Mike Staton, soybean expert… Read More

Protecting and improving quality is a top priority as edible bean harvest gets underway. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, we focus on fine-tuning the combine with Delta Power Equipment technicians Brad Saunders and Andrew McCarthy. They take growers inside an edible bean combine and offer tips on how to reduce cracked… Read More

With harvest underway and temperatures continuing to soar across the Prairie provinces, canola growers will want to weigh their options when it comes to when they swath — not only in the growing season, but on the day as well, to prevent green lock. Doug Moisey of Pioneer Seeds Canada, says during the days where… Read More

Due to last year’s extreme drought across many areas, straw was at a premium which may have tipped the scales in favour of baling for some producers. This year, much of the Prairies are in a different situation and farmers may be hurting themselves in the long run if they choose to bale off straw… Read More

Why are corn hybrids that typically reach eight and nine feet tall coming up as much as two feet short? It’s a question many Ontario growers are asking this year as the crop pushes through grain fill. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School, PRIDE Seeds agronomist Matt Chapple digs into the “short corn”… Read More


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