Category: Fall rye

Risk versus reward: thinking critically about cover crops

It’s hard to find a farmer these days who doesn’t see some of the benefits cover crops can bring to their operation. From reduced soil erosion to improved soil structure, nutrient recycling, moisture retention and much more – the list of benefits is long and impressive. But how much is too much? Where and when… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 22: Episode 100 Tackles Snirt, Early Fertility Applications, Sulphur Forms and More

Ladies and gentlemen, farmers and agronomists, we’ve hit triple digits! That’s right, this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word is number 100, and from all of us here at RealAgriculture thank you for following along and making this podcast a huge success in a short time. Host Peter Johnson has made the most of this… Read more »

Extending the Grazing Season — Options for Adding Days on Grass

Having enough forage on hand for the fall grazing or winter feeding season is sort of like the best time to plant a tree — it should have been planned for a long time ago. But even the best of intentions got waylaid this year throughout much of Ontario because it Just. Didn’t. Rain. Many… Read more »

Hybrid Rye Holds Promise for Ontario Grain Market

It’s perhaps not the hybrid cereal you were hoping to see first released, but the first true hybrid cereal grain has been launched in Ontario and it’s not wheat but fall rye. This new line of grain crop piqued farmers interests at the recent C&M Seeds field day. “This is a grain crop,” Tim Meulensteen of… Read more »

4 Ways to Extend the Grazing Season in Ontario

Got cows but keep running out of pasture? Or maybe you’d like to decrease your feed bill but can’t afford more land (who can these days?). Jack Kyle, grazing specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has four great options to help you extend the grazing season. As Kyle explains in… Read more »

The Crop Potential and Management of Hybrid Fall Rye

If you like winter wheat, you just might love fall rye. For those of you who already have experience with fall rye, you just might love hybrid rye even more. Recently, farmers and agronomists near Lethbridge, Alta., were treated to a look at modern fall rye production, including a full introduction to the new hybrid… Read more »