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

Farmers aren’t short on decisions to make on any given year, and canola growers choosing a specific variety will dictate, for the most part, whether they will be swathing or straight-cutting come harvest time. On this episode of the Canola School, we talk with Jaden Wood-Sparrow, agronomy lead with G-Mac’s AgTeam, about swathing vs. straight cutting… Read More

With several factors and variables to consider, deciphering when to swath a canola crop can put a couple extra grey hairs on the heads of farmers. On this episode of the Canola School, we discuss the most important factors to consider and other variables to be mindful of when making the call to swath. Weighing in… Read More

Winter wheat harvest is nearly complete across Ontario, and Western Canada is nudging ever closer to swath timing and the start of harvest. For many, setting up the harvest crew is a challenge. Finding the right people or sometimes just enough people can be really difficult, so we want to know — where are you… Read More

A Saskatchewan-based company that builds 6500 bushel mobile field bins says the concept — still relatively new to North America — is gaining traction among farms of all sizes. The fall of 2022 will mark the third harvest for Vale Industries’ Grain Giant, which is built at the company’s factory along the Trans-Canada Highway at… Read More

A Western Canadian company known for its combine drop pan is bringing another harvest quality tool to the North American market. BushelPlus debuted its new “Mini Combine” at the 2022 Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan. The lightweight, battery-powered unit is designed to collect a grain sample for moisture testing prior to harvest…. Read More

CLAAS has set its sights on the needs of small- and mid-sized farms as it rolls out a new tractor and combine designed to bring performance, innovation and value to these operations across North America. Later this summer, farmers will get their first look at the Trion 740 Class 7 combine as well as the Axion… Read More

As corn and soybean planters roll on in Ontario, first-cut forage is nearing optimum harvest timing. The question many dairy producers will wrestle with in the days ahead is whether to continue planting corn and soys or park the planter and harvest forage. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs forage specialist Christine O’Reilly… Read More

The 2021 growing season was one of challenge and opportunity, and Ontario’s soybean specialist, Horst Bohner, says that it all added up to a record average yield for the province at 51.6 bu/ac over 2.9 million acres. The record isn’t a surprise, given that early field tour estimations pegged yield potential well above average. On this… Read More

Crop tours earlier this growing season predicted record corn yields in Ontario, and yield monitors and truck traffic confirm the rumour. Across much of the province, farmers are reporting solid to record-breaking yields — even Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson is having to split-weigh his research plots! Commercial growers are harvesting huge volumes of grain and… Read More

It’s the first official day of fall, and for Ontario, it appears that means all-day rain. What’s top of mind for late September? Wheat, of course! In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson covers a few of the depth, rate, and weed control questions he fielded this week. Plus, on this episode hear… Read More

As soybean harvest gears up across eastern Canada, many growers are reporting uneven maturity in fields. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, Bernard Tobin catches up with Horst Bohner, OMAFRA soybean specialist, to find out why fields are not ripening or senescing evenly. The first potential explanation is uneven spring emergence, says Bohner. This… Read More

The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) is responding to a request by Saskatchewan farm groups to intervene on producers’ behalf regarding contract fees and penalties incurred during the 2021 marketing year. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), SaskBarley, SaskCanola, SaskFlax, SaskOats, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, and SaskWheat released a joint statement this week, calling on… Read More

It’s hot and it’s excessively dry. Every year we seem to have this conversation about fire safety at harvest, but I think this year especially, it’s crucial that we are having the discussion. I am no expert at this topic, however, a recent grass fire half a mile from my house — that got lucky… Read More

Precision Planting, a subsidiary of AGCO, has entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Headsight, Inc., a precision agriculture harvesting company. Since 1998, Headsight has designed and developed harvesting row guidance and height sensing technologies. Headsight’s flagship product is the family of header height sensors used in corn and grain harvesting…. Read More


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