As warmer weather arrives and fields start to dry up, many growers are tempted to begin field work in preparation for planting. Working soil that’s not fit, however, can prove problematic later in the spring and throughout the growing season. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, we catch up with PRIDE Seeds agronomist Matt… Read More

Statistics Canada has published its most recent survey of principal field crop intentions for the 2022 growing season. The survey was conducted from March 1 to March 29, 2022, and included approximately 11,500 farmers. Respondents were asked to report their planting intentions for grain, oilseeds and special crops. The results suggest that wheat acres are estimated at 25 million, up 7.2 per… Read More

Biology is forever adapting — to tillage, to cropping systems, and to selection pressure of herbicide applications. The advent of herbicide resistance has created a huge challenge for farmers across North America. Some of the worst weeds include kochia, fleabane, wild oats, waterhemp, and Palmer amaranth. Managing these weeds and delaying more resistance requires a… Read More

In the pulse industry, the use of inoculants is becoming more and more widespread. However, they can be a complicated input to wrap our heads around sometimes. Different than other products, inoculants are living organisms that help provide crops such as peas, lentils, faba beans, chickpeas, and soybeans with the required amount of viable bacteria… Read More

It’s rare that cropping plans become a choice of winners. For many, including certain crops or level of acres in any given year is more about rotation benefits, weed control plans, or contractual obligations. But this year is different. This year, many if not all cropping options could prove profitable, if Mother Nature abides and… Read More

In late March, the federal government announced a 60-day consultation on the Pest Control Products Act, specifically regarding how Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) can “transform” its pesticide review and approval processes. The review is general, and will take in comments from consultation sessions with provincial and territorial governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, Indigenous communities,… Read More

Corn yield records are made to be broken. That was certainly the case in Ontario in 2021 when the provincial average topped 200 bushels per acre, smashing the previous average yield mark. But all the corn brings with it an abundance of organic matter to return to the soil. When it comes to soil health… Read More

Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal which could open the export doors even wider for Canadian canola producers. The proposed plan would recognize renewable diesel and jet fuel made from canola oil as “advanced biofuels” under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is enthusiastic about… Read More

A Toronto-based company that owns proprietary technology for producing “green” ammonia is planning to demonstrate its containerized anhydrous ammonia production system on a farm southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba. FuelPositive Corporation has signed a letter of intent with Curtis and Tracy Hiebert, who operate an 11 thousand acre grain farm near Sperling. “We are excited to… Read More

 

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