Farmers looking to upgrade to a header designed to cut through tough conditions and allow for higher cutting speeds can check out the MacDon FD2 header. Wayne Krowelski, with MacDon, says the FD2 header is in full production this year after its release in 2021. He says they’ve reengineered several aspects of their past header… Read More

Managing nitrogen fertilizer is a balancing of economic considerations, yield goals, and environmental implications. With both increased fertilizer prices and scrutiny on N fertilizer emissions, this episode of The Agronomists tackles the loss pathways and management tools required to minimize them. Our experts for this conversation are John Heard of Manitoba Agriculture, Peter Johnson of… Read More

The Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) winner for the 2022 wheat competition topped 162 bushels per acre and achieved 87.97 per cent of potential yield potential. Coordinated by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Michigan State University, Michigan Wheat Program, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the University of Guelph the… Read More

Effectively integrating a cereal rye cover crop into corn is not for the faint of heart. Cereal rye can deliver tremendous benefits for a corn production system but there are challenges. Many growers wrestle with how to get uniform establishment in the fall; determining the best nitrogen and tillage plans; and finding that sweet spot… Read More

The current “price on pollution,” i.e. the carbon tax, sits at $50 per tonne carbon dioxide equivalent. Right now, there is an exemption on this tax being applied to on-farm diesel and gas bought in bulk, however propane and natural gas used for grain drying, barn heating, or running irrigation is still subject to the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced several new pieces of the Canadian government’s yet-to-be-released Indo-Pacific Strategy while in Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday. The announcement included $31.8 million designated to establish Canada’s first agriculture trade office in the region to “increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the… Read More

The MA-405 grain moisture tester is portable, accurate, and allows growers to test grain in the field, an improvement over traditional desktop model moisture testers. Nicholas Matichuk, salesperson with Prairie Grain Analyzers, says the MA-405 moisture tester is also more accurate in comparison to desktop models. The unit has the ability to measure over 50… Read More

The first green revolution of the mid-1900s included the discovery and advancement of fertilizer and crop protection that led to such incredible gains in food production that it spurred a population explosion and massive growth of cities. The next green revolution needs to be just as significant, but with a different end result: more food,… Read More

G-Mac’s AgTeam, with headquarters in Kindersley, Sask. and 15 retail locations across the province, will become part of Simplot Grower Solutions after the J.R Simplot Company announced its purchase of the ag retail chain November 15, 2022. Boise, Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company says the acquisition adds more than 100 new employees to the Grower Solutions… Read More

The federal government’s requirement that a certain amount of the research to be funded under the next five-year agricultural policy framework must focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is creating new complications for commodity groups applying for the funding. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has introduced new emissions- and climate-related criteria in the latest iteration… Read More

 

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