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

For farmers in the West finished harvest, there is a tendency to sit back and breathe a big sigh of relief and rightly so. However, as any farmer who’s had a bin full of grain go bad can tell you, it’s not a time to sit back and forget about that crop. Monitoring and conditioning… Read More

As the bulk of the prairie harvest progresses to completion, there are still some areas of the west that are lagging behind because of less than stellar conditions. One of those areas is the Peace Region of Northern Alberta. This growing season has been less than kind to them and the harvest has been slow… 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

The Canadian corn harvest is barely underway and it’s time to put some reputations on the line. Back in early September we asked some farmers at the Outdoor Farm Show what they thought corn yields would be like in their area. A great deal of producers got their corn in later than usual because of… Read More

RealAgriculture.com is happy to present a new feature segment we call “Under the Microscope”. We have partnered with BioVision Seed Labs to educate and inform producers with respect to what goes on inside the seed lab and hopefully take some of the mystery out of the process. In the first episode we talk to Holly… Read More

For most of the west, this harvest season has been ideal. Warm to hot weather accompanied by warmer than normal nights made for some late nights and some early starts during the beginning of the season. Even with the great weather, farmers are still pushing their limits as that nagging sense of “it will all… Read More

When we talk about harvest across the prairies, you can’t use a blanket term to cover any one province unless that comment is “variable”. In terms of exactly how much of harvest is done, some areas in the Alberta and Manitoba are finished while areas in the Northern Alberta haven’t even started yet. Yields for… Read More

Much has been said about the potential benefits of straight cutting canola. In particular with regards to yield and overall quality, straight cutting has been shown to provide some benefit. There are however some qualifiers attached to those benefits that have to work to avoid a wreck. It would be a disaster to lose your… Read More

I have been around canola fields my entire life and when you factor in all of the growing challenges and key points, the most misunderstood is the decision of “when should I swath?”  I get more calls to our office during this time of the growing season than any other.  Swath timing is incredibly difficult… Read More

When farmers choose varieties one of the most common used criteria is stand ability. Sometimes crops lodge no matte what variety you choose due to late moisture, wind or above average weight of the crop. One of the tools that farmers are including on their combine headers is Flexxifinger crop lifters. At CropWeek 2011 in… Read More

 

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