The annual Ontario crop diagnostic days were back in the field on July 20 and 21, 2022, but only at Ridgetown campus University of Guelph. Not everyone could attend these two field days, so the organizing committees of these highly successful in-field education and learning events are again partnering with crop researchers and extension, along with… Read More

Whether it’s your own trial or a company’s, a trial without data to back up the good or bad results can be a waste of time and resources. It’s always the hope that you try something new and come harvest you see an increase in either yield or protein, or something that affects your bank… Read More

In the food-grade soybean business, seed companies must maintain a sharp focus on end-user requirements and what growers need to do to meet those market demands. For Sevita International general manager Sandy Hart, the company’s success rests on its ability to breed soybean genetics that create value for end-users through food qualities that include protein,… Read More

Soil conditions and moisture levels are key factors to consider when setting ideal soybean planting depth, but growers should also think about soil type and clay content. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Soybean School, we visit with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soybean specialist Horst Bohner at the Elgin Soil &… Read More

When it comes to planting and establishing corn in a cereal rye cover crop, the growing corn can be adversely impacted by rye’s allelopathic effects, the release of chemicals that inhibit the plant’s growth. But rye can also limit the amount of light, and quality of light, available to corn when it’s growing in the… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering and College of Agriculture and Bioresources, in partnership with the Livestock Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), are working on establishing a “living lab” to bring together producers, established tech companies, and ag-tech start-ups to create an environment and a platform to reduce current barriers to adoption of smart farming… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is looking for new research opportunities aimed at enhancing farmer profitability and competitiveness of the province’s grains sector. From now until Wednesday, July 13, 2022, GFO invites researchers or individuals to submit Research Letters of Intent (LOI) that align with the producer groups research priorities. “Innovation in farming is vitally important… Read More

Should Ontario winter wheat growers apply a T3 fungicide to protect the crop from fusarium infection? That’s the question RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and University of Guelph associate professor Dave Hooker tackle on this episode of the Wheat School. When it comes to yield response, extensive research conducted by Hooker and his colleagues indicate that, on average,… Read More

Soybean planting is marching on in Ontario. Acres planted across the province vary depending on soil type, but the consensus is, the crop has passed the 50 per cent planted mark and growers will be pushing to plant the remainder of the crop by month end. For many growers, the job now is to assess… Read More

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs has tapped Colin Elgie as the province’s new soil fertility specialist. Elgie fills a gap created in the OMAFRA soil management team in 2019 with the retirement of long-time OMAFRA soil management specialist Adam Hayes. Jake Munroe, who formerly handled the soil fertility duties, moved into… Read More

When it comes to determining the right rate of nitrogen for your farm there’s nothing better than on-farm data. After a winter of talking with growers about escalating nutrient prices and the most economic rate of nitrogen (MERN), Ben Rosser, corn lead with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is encouraging… Read More

The Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) program has received a $885,000 boost from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, which will be put towards 43 projects the program is spearheading. The program looks to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate new agriculture practices and technologies and the ones that are proven to be successful, are then… Read More

 

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