As the calendar pushes to mid-June, growers in areas of the province still struggling with wet planting conditions are now deciding whether to try to plant corn, switch to soybeans, or make unseeded acreage claims. Agronomists and ag reps attending a Ridgetown, Ont., virtual Ag Business Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday did their best to assess… Read More

How do corn hybrids respond to foliar feeding? And what’s the potential yield impact and return on that investment? Those are questions PRIDE Seeds agronomist Stephanie Myslik tackles on this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School. In 2023, Myslik ran a trial to evaluate how tissue testing and foliar feeding could impact the PRIDE hybrid A6929G4…. Read More

There are plenty of weedy corn fields across Ontario as a planting season with weather-induced stops and starts has some growers struggling to get crop in the ground and also stay ahead of the weeds. Getting the jump on those weeds, especially in fields relying on post-emergent herbicide programs is critical, says University of Guelph… Read More

Planting across Ontario is nearing completion in many regions, but excessive rain continues to stall progress in some areas, leaving farmers to contemplate switching intended corn acres to soybeans. It’s a decision that has significant cropping implications, says RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson, and he wants growers to look at all the potential impacts before making… Read More

As promised, Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson is answering the very difficult question of when to swap out corn hybrids on this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. If the weather doesn’t cooperate for eastern Ontario growers especially, farmers may have to move to shorter season hybrids as early as next week. But don’t worry, this week’s… Read More

Wet spring conditions across Ontario have some corn growers contemplating whether it’s time to switch hybrids and plant shorter season corn hybrids. In Eastern Ontario, Pioneer Seeds Canada agronomist Paul Hermans is one of many agronomists fielding calls from growers looking for insight on when to make a swap. Planting progress varies from 15 percent… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has announced up to $5,733,852 for the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) through the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to promote more diverse crop rotations on farms. The Cropping Systems Cluster, led by CFCRA, will develop the characteristics and practices to… Read More

The development of Canada’s biofuel sector was highlighted in the Canadian government’s 2024 budget announced on April 16th, but ethanol was notably absent from the list of renewable fuel categories that will receive support. The budget included a commitment of $776 million for a retooled Clean Fuels Fund to drive production of renewable diesel, sustainable… Read More

 

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