Dean Dias will step in as interim CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) when current CEO JoAnne Buth retires on May 24, 2019. Since his start at Cigi in 2009, Dias has held multiple positions with the organization, including IT specialist, manager of programs, and director of value chain relations. Currently, Dias works… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has hired Marty Vermey for the role of senior agronomist, the commodity group announced. Vermey joins Grain Farmers of Ontario with experience in agronomy, research, product development, marketing and management roles with seed and crop protection businesses. He also has hands-on experience as a farmer and knowledge of production agriculture and… Read More

Setterington’s Fertilizer Service Ltd, part of the Agromart Group, has announced it has achieved 4R certification in Ontario through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The Cottam branch of Setterington’s is the third agriculture nutrient service provider to achieve certification in the province. Setterington’s is in the Western Lake Erie Basin. “We encourage growers who… Read More

Whether you’re spraying fungicides on corn, soybeans or cereals, the application can deliver a solid return on investment if it suppresses disease and builds and protects yield potential. The story is the same for alfalfa, says BASF business representative and agronomist Ken Currah. He says livestock farmers are looking for yield and protein to make… Read More

Somehow it’s already May, and we’re heading into a new growing season. Chuck Penner, of Leftfield Commodity Research, joins RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith to talk about what trends are going on in the markets. Penner explains there are some rather intriguing shifts. “Some of the things that have really been on fire, some of smaller crops… Read More

Don’t skip that burndown. That’s Rob Miller’s number one recommendation for soybean growers as a cold, wet spring pushes into May. Miller, BASF’s technical development manager, notes 2018 post-harvest conditions prevented many growers from controlling weeds in corn fields last fall and the yield-robbers are lurking beneath corn residue, waiting to compete with the 2019… Read More