Soybean harvest is about to get revved up in Ontario and farmers get to see firsthand just how well their varieties performed. Now is the time when farmers start to evaluate some of the claims attached to their soybean seed suppliers and maybe do some coffee shop comparisons. Considering the obvious factors like planting date… Read More

Recent reports from the Canola Council of Canada have shown the slow movement of clubroot into previously uninfected areas of Alberta. That information, while concerning, should not really come as a surprise to farmers in the province. Conditions have been optimal for the speed of clubroot in Alberta this year based on the very wet… Read More

The global demand for wheat is expected to double over the next forty years – and Canada can play an important role in meeting that demand. In addition to its growing prominence on the world stage, what makes wheat truly exciting is its significant potential for technology transformation – and Canadian agriculture has the opportunity… Read More

Red clover planted after your winter wheat harvest provides huge advantages to growers in Ontario.   A good stand of red clover can be extremely beneficial in preparing your land for spring planting. To be able to enjoy those benefits however, that stand of red clover has to be managed properly. One of the key factors involved in… Read More

What kind of benefit if any can we expect to see from placing fertilizer in with our seed? The question we lead off with in this episode of the Wheat School is: Starter fertilizer: Myth or Real? What follows is a solid case for the benefits of starter fertilizer from OMAFRA Cereal Expert Peter Johnson…. Read More

The rain in Ontario has been hit or miss over this growing season. Some areas seem to have had good weather over the season, others have been hit with overly wet weather in the spring and dryer conditions over the summer. We wanted to see what effect that spotty weather has had on farmers, particularly… Read More

When we talk about harvest across the prairies, you can’t use a blanket term to cover any one province unless that comment is “variable”. In terms of exactly how much of harvest is done, some areas in the Alberta and Manitoba are finished while areas in the Northern Alberta haven’t even started yet. Yields for… Read More

Will it or won’t it? That’s the question on the mind of a great deal of Ontario farmers. Will that late planted corn finish? It’s a question that rests on a number of factors that tend to revolve around variety characteristics, geography, weather and of course, date planted. It’s also a question we thought could… Read More

This episode of “Why Should I Buy” may have you looking ahead to next spring as we talk to representatives from Syngenta, Dekalb, Pioneer and Pride Seeds regarding corn seed. Todays episode takes place from the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock Ontario where we talk to Bob Thirlwall of DEKALB, Steve Denys… Read More

With a great deal of soybeans being planted later than normal, harvest is pushed back as well this year. This in turn pushes winter wheat planting back. But just how late is too late when it comes to planting winter wheat in Ontario? What impact will that late planting have on yields and emergence? How… Read More

The CWB’s plebiscite has resulted in a marginal victory for the single desk die hards as John Depape expected on RealAgriculture last week.  The next events in this saga will produce predictable outcomes as well in my opinion. Now that the CWB has a form (subject to debate) of approval from farmers they will begin… Read More

I have been reading two groups are doomed in the face of the single desk being extinguished. The first is producer cars and the second is the inland terminals. With the elimination of the single desk, the Inland Terminal Association of Canada finds itself faced with a number of challenges to overcome and a number… Read More

 

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