Monosem describes its vacuum planter as a premium product. That may be something every manufacturer describes their product as, but not every manufacturer can live up to the hype. Just looking at the Monosem planter, you can see that it is a very solidly built, durable machine. Every component that goes into the planter reflects… Read More

I had the chance to spend a very hot and sunny afternoon with Don and Jeannine Guyot, who farm at Fannystelle, Manitoba. It’s been a rough few years in the area. Last year, Don says he only used maybe a quarter of his total storage. It would seem that 2012 is poised to make up… Read More

This week Monsanto announced they are finally going to make the TUA and canola seed purchase one transaction.  According to the press release, Monsanto stated that overwhelmingly growers provided feedback that canola TUA’s should be handled no differently than other crops like corn, soybeans and wheat. It is surprising how long it has taken to… Read More

Early is best when it comes to catching any type of canola disease, especially one as potentially devastating as sclerotinia. Scouting your field early and regularly is important, but knowing when your field is vulnerable can also help you to employ preventative measures against sclerotinia. Prevention is the first line of defence against sclerotinia. If… Read More

As far as we’ve come over the past 100 years, our progress creates some problems of it’s own. As cities expand and farmland moves into areas previously unpopulated, the natural balance of the local ecosystem is upset. Where natural events and wildlife used to keep things like willow stands from growing unchecked, it’s now up… Read More

Mobile technology has changed the way people do business. As long as you have a signal, you have access to all information from anywhere you can carry your phone or your tablet. Mobile Apps have further simplified that information gathering process. For farmers looking for pricing information, that’s a breath of fresh air. SEE MORE FARM… Read More

The application of fungicides to corn between V12 and tasseling (VT) is not recommended. This recommendation is based on the potential for arrested development of corn ears, or the formation of “beer can” ear syndrome. The syndrome was termed by Dr. Bob Nielsen of Purdue University in 1996, who described the ears with the expected… Read More

Is there anything quite like being in a hurry, plugging up your haybine and spending hours unplugging it while your precious life blood is being drained by helicopter sized mosquitoes? They say necessity is the mother of invention, so I imagine a few nights like that could create a need for something like the haybine… Read More

 

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