Lentils are the main crop that will get hit with Reglone (diquat) and I will touch on them first. Ideally the staging is so that the lowest third of the plant pods are rattling and the seed itself is hard and doesn’t split; the middle third of the plant will be hard and not juicy,… Read More

There really is no substitute for getting into your fields. You hear agronomists constantly banging that drum. That’s because there really is no substitute for getting into your fields. This is especially true when you’re trying to make a decision on when to swath your canola. A drive-by appraisal of the field just won’t cut… Read More

RealAgriculture.com reader, Shawn Thacker, Thacker Harvesting Ltd, sent us the following photos from the combine in Kansas. Shawn says that the yields of the wheat crop in the picture are 15-20 while the typical yield expected would be 35 bushels per acre in Kansas. Shawn says that they are just finishing combining in Kansas and… Read More

The corn crop in Argentina holds major influence over corn prices worldwide. Argentina is the fourth largest corn growing country worldwide. According to the USDA foreign agriculture service the projected crop for 2012-13 is projected to be 23.6 million metric tonnes. The 2011-12 crop was badly affected by drought conditions spread across a large corn… Read More

Corn harvest is underway for most of Ontario and farmers are starting to get a rough estimate of what their corn will yield. For those producers not waiting on the rain, half a day in the combine can give you an idea of the size and quality of your crop. This week on the Corn… Read More

With harvest 2011 almost complete across the country except for the Eastern corn, everyone is getting ready for winter.  Farmers never seem to take enough pictures of their hard work through the growing season.  The growing season presents challenges but no time brings a farm more together than harvest.   Harvest is harvest is about hard… Read More

Patience is being tested in farmers living in Southern Ontario as the wrap up for soybean harvest for some and the beginning of corn harvest for others has been prolonged by some wet weather. It doesn’t look as though relief is going to come in the immediate future either. This week on the RealWeatherWatch we… Read More