Trash can be a major pain for farmers using independent openers come seeding time, especially if residue isn’t managed properly off the combine at harvest. Straw and other material can accumulate around the drill shank pretty quickly affecting seed depth and placement. If you’re running any drill with independent openers, navigating through trashy stubble can… Read More

In this episode of the Wheat School, we head to Regina to talk with Syngenta Technical Field Manager Robert Klewchuk about control strategies for wild oats. Wild oats act as scavengers in your wheat stand. They can steal valuable nutrients from your crop, affecting yields and crop development. While a pre-seed burn has been effective… Read More

Last week RealAgriculture.com took a went on a bit of a road trip. We were happy to be part of the Western Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan. During that time we got to see a lot of cool new products and talk to a lot of interesting people. One of our favourite things to… Read More

This years Farm Progress Show in Regina had everything from mini donuts to prototype machinery spread out over a massive area both indoors and out. RealAgriculture even had a booth at the event this year. There was a lot to cover and a lot to see. The show attracts roughly 40,000 visitors annually and is… Read More

Durum may be working its way toward being one of the higher returning crops for farmers this year. Prices are on the rise as supplies tighten and production woes continue in some areas of the west. Weather was one of the factors in play as key durum producing areas in the U.S. and the Canadian… Read More

With all this wet weather, disease concerns start to come into play, and protection against things like septoria, powdery mildew, and fusarium head blight become very important. As we look at providing that protection, proper application becomes critical. When spraying fungicides there are many considerations that need to be taken into account. Nozzle selection, nozzle… Read More

Saskatchewan has had some real challenges early in this cropping season. There are some bright spots that would even suggest ideal conditions with some needed timely showers.  These regional differences provide real challenges for the province as it attempts to manage the diverse cropping situations across the province. I was out shooting some wheat school… Read More

In case you were not paying attention, we’ve done a lot of stories over the course of the spring about wet weather, wet conditions, flooding etc. To be fair, it has been big news. Those conditions have taken a real economic and emotional toll on all those affected. That being said, when those events occur,… Read More

 

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