Our resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and OMAFRA cereals specialist Joanna Follings hatched a nifty plan a little while back to test out precision planting wheat using four different drills at Follings’ farm at Ayr, Ont. (If you missed out on the seeding episode, you can find it here.) “We’re already seeing some really… Read More

Planters and seeders both have their strengths and weaknesses, but with the newest Clean Seed equipment release, the Smart Seeder MAX, you don’t have to choose. Colin Rush, chief operating officer for Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies, joined Shaun Haney to talk about the customer-driven features this new unit has. For the first time, images and… Read More

Rolling right after planting has become a common practice on soybean fields in Western Canada over the last decade, but there are some good reasons to consider delaying the timing of rolling until after the crop is up. Rolling right behind the planter or drill improves seed-to-soil contact and is definitely less unnerving than rolling… Read More

Should you plant soybeans shallow to get them out of the ground quickly, or plant deeper into more stable soil temperatures? The correct answer is likely somewhere in the middle says Horst Bohner, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, soybean specialist. He’s monitoring a series of planting date and seeding depth trials at… Read More

 

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