Plant growth regulator (PGR) Manipulator is available for use on oats and barley, in addition to wheat, for the 2020 growing season. The PGR that provides the active ingredient of chlormequat chloride, makes plants develop shorter, thicker stalks to prevent lodging even when pushing higher nitrogen rates for more yield or protein. When using any… Read More

Farmers are always looking for new ways to increase their yields while protecting their investment. To help barley and oats growers do just that, Corteva Agriscience has developed Cerefit™. The new dual mode of action fungicide provides broad-spectrum control of yield-limiting leaf diseases for a stronger, healthier plant foundation that maximizes yield and manages risk… Read More

The oat market once again appears headed for a burdensome supply this fall, as strong prices through much of the winter have led growers to pencil more oats into their seeding plans for 2020. New crop prices have started dropping in recent weeks, but many growers on the eastern side of the Canadian Prairies signed… Read More

In Ontario, spring cereals such as wheat, oats, and barley are often viewed as the poor cousin of winter wheat, a crop that annually flirts with the one million acre mark in the province. In general, acreage for spring cereals has been flat or declining for the past decade, but Agronomy Advantage agronomist Deb Campbell… Read More

With the 2020 seeding season around the corner, one grain trader and marketing manager says oat volumes are larger than normal and there’s a good chance it will “throw the balance sheet out of whack” for quite some time. “Right now you’re looking at production numbers that are probably the fourth highest in the last… Read More

With two potential new models for collecting seed royalties on the horizon, farm groups across the Prairies are wanting to hear from producers as to what their preference would be. Currently, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have put their consultation process on hold with farmers. This comes after… Read More