Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has invested funds in a collaborative project between Alberta’s producer-led Crop Sector Working Group (CSWG) and three major life-science companies. The collaboration will be working on a water stewardship and monitoring project. The new project will help ensure that farmers have access to innovative crop protection tools, while upholding sound… Read More

Many Ontario farmers would have heard about Yield Enhancement Networks (YEN) for the first time about two years ago at the Southwest Agricultural Conference. ADAS, an independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy services in the U.K., formed the first YEN back in 2012, with the goal of setting up collaboration between industry partners, agronomists, and… Read More

You may recall from previous Wheat School episodes, the research trial using different seeder technologies looking at the effects on a wheat crop throughout the growing season. In this Wheat School episode, we’re joined for another Follings’ research farm report with Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with OMAFRA, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist…. Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) will contribute $200,000 to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for its new Crop Research and Innovation Centre. The Crop Research and Innovation Centre will be a key resource for future research innovations in crop production, management, sustainability, and more, says GFO. “Our farmer-members have always recognized the importance of… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) is set to invest $5.7 million to fund the Alberta Applied Research Associations (ARAs) programs. Currently, there are eight ARA research projects that have been approved for funding through RDAR’s new Accelerating Agricultural Innovations  program, with more proposals expected to be assessed, reviewed, and funded in the upcoming weeks. Clinton… Read More

Will precision planting pay when it comes to winter wheat yield? How do things like down force and row spacing contribute to a more uniform winter wheat stand? In this Wheat School episode, we’ve got our latest research update from the Follings Research Farm with Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with… Read More

A new board of directors, recently elected for Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), has been announced. In February, representatives from RDAR’s 33 voting member organizations came together to elect its new board of directors, which includes: D’Arcy Hilgartner of Camrose; Fred Lozeman of Claresholm; JP Brouwer of Ponoka; Stanford Blade of Edmonton; Brian Brewin of… Read More

Lakeland College’s “Leading, Learning, The Lakeland Campaign,“ is seeing a significant amount of support for programming and research initiatives focused on agriculture technology. MNP — a national accounting, tax, and business consulting firm for Canadian agriculture — has donated $90,000 to the program, which will help fund equipment for the Agriculture Technology Centre at the Vermillion… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $6.76 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help conserve bison and other threatened animal species. The announcement follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of more than $518 million to support the infrastructure needs of universities and research institutions across the country. The wide-ranging research… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Redmond as the chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2021. Dr. Gerald Hauer has been the interim CEO since April 1, 2020, and will assist Redmond during the transition. The RDAR Board of Directors is extending their appreciation to Hauer for his leadership… Read More