Like a company reporting earnings to the market, StatsCan released their stocks report.  The clear indication from the report is that canola stocks are very low. As we look at the current 2012 seeding season (follow #plant12), this report does not provide increased planting incentive that wasn’t already there. The intended 20 million acres of… Read More

 I have written before that the future is in seed treatments and fungicides for the traditional crop protection companies. The additional point that I should of included is the growth potential for the biological market in the seed treatment product area.  The interesting point is that biologicals are designed to work in conjunction (stacking) with… Read More

The major chemical companies have been busy creating new fungicides to help growers control diseases in their major crops.  Here’s a peek at a couple of the more interesting ones. BASF recently introduced Twinline Fungicide for broad-spectrum disease control in wheat, oats and barley. As the name implies, Twinline contains two popular fungicide modes of… Read More

The economic sway of canola is visibly obvious across the West. A flyover of the prairies in the summer would show you what looks to be a sea of yellow. That sea of yellow shows you just how profitable canola is. The fact that aerial view doesn’t change much from year to year reinforces just… Read More

RealAgriculture.com is teaming up with the Alberta Canola Producers Commission to bring you a brand new season of fresh, interesting and informative content through the Canola School. The first episode of the new season brings us to the CanoLAB 3D diagnostic training sessions in Edmonton, Alberta. The event was co-hosted by the Canola Council of… Read More

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that he has appointed seven new senators.  One of the new appointees is Canola Council of Canada President Joanne Buth.  According to the Winnipeg Free Press, buth has known since December that she would be appointed. Joanne Buth is a very respected individual in the agricultural community.  As the… Read More

The global economic instability of the last year has no doubt rattled investors and left them looking for any kind of a stable place to invest. One of those places has been agriculture. The growing population and the need to feed them has raised the value of the agricultural industry as a whole. The bottom… Read More

With precision agriculture becoming more mainstream, its apparent that farmers are looking to every means possible to increase production and gain an edge. Micro-Nutrients may be one of those missing pieces of the puzzle when it comes to gaining that edge. Micro-Nutrient companies are on the rise in the U.S. and are starting to show… Read More

StatsCan released the November 2011 Production report for field crops this morning. Jon Driedger from FarmLink told me over the phone that, “the numbers are as expected, this is diplayed in the fact that the market is flat today.” SEE THE REPORT When I look at the report several things stick out for me. Corn production… Read More

The clubroot problem is growing, and it’s not a matter that can be avoided any more. So what has the canola industry at large learned from clubroot? I discussed the clubroot issue with Clint Jurke of the Canola Council of Canada and found a number of things that we’ve learned from the experience. First, we have found that… Read More

 

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