It won’t be long before the soil is fit and planters roll into edible bean fields. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, Hensall Co-op field marketer and edible bean grower Dave Louwagie shares a checklist he uses to make sure all systems are go when conditions are right for dry beans. To… Read More

Cover crops can do a number of things, such as hold soil in place, cycle nutrients, suppress weed growth, and fix nitrogen. They can also interfere with planting and seeding the next crop if not terminated properly. There are several options available for terminating cover crops: choosing species that will winterkill (most of the time!),… Read More

Canadian potato growers will have a new weapon in the fight against rhizoctonia and black scurf for 2024. AZteroid FC fungicide uses precision chemistry to deliver systemic, long-lasting control of diseases in a wide range of crops, but is registered for only potatoes in Canada, says Vive Crop Protection marketing and communications manager Emily Roden…. Read More

Planting corn directly into a living cover crop before it is killed by herbicide or tillage is not something growers would have considered 30 years ago, says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs soil management specialist Jake Munroe. More and more farmers, however, are now willing to take the leap thanks to advances… Read More

Research from Purdue University agronomy professor Shaun Casteel indicates that early sulphur applications broadcast pre-plant or right at planting can deliver a soybean yield bump in specific conditions. On the season debut of The Sharp Edge, Maizex agronomist Henry Prinzen takes that knowledge to the field to compare notes with Simcoe, Ontario, grower Kyle Sowden… Read More

Several organizations have come together to offer farmers in Ontario support in reducing the risk of off-target pesticide application through the Be Drift Aware campaign. Drift is the unintentional aerial movement of plant protection products away from the intended target. It is an issue that can impact crop yield, crop quality and input costs. Drift… Read More

Fendt’s E-Vario weeder concept presents a weeder that is optimized for combining with an electrically powered tractor. What happens after a company develops an electric tractor and makes plans to bring it to market? In the case of the Fendt e107 V Vario tractor, which made its public debut at Agritechnica, one of the jobs… Read More

When it comes to planter prep, corn is king. The simple truth is most growers spend a lot of time fine-tuning planters to ensure corn seeds are deposited at a consistent depth and are snugged into the soil after the trench is closed. But what about soybeans? Do growers spend enough time working on how… Read More

There’s no better place to conduct practical agronomic research than in the real world, under the same conditions, using the same equipment and management practices. That’s the premise underlying the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers’ On-Farm Network, a farmer-driven research program that was officially launched 10 years ago, in 2014. “We really saw a need… Read More

 

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