Farms aren’t as mobile as we’d like sometimes, and that can mean leaving your home base to pursue work and life somewhere else. Taking on a new challenge outside of where you grew up has benefits though; for example, expanding your social circle, or diversifying professional opportunities. For Michelle Baker, with Millstone Crop Services, based… Read More

After enjoying a counter-seasonal rally in the grain markets, prices have started to drift lower. Farmers with crop left to price might be wondering — now what? To answer that question, we go to Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research. While there’s no ruling out a move to the upside, Driedger has a hint of… Read More

In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson talks wheat physiology — it might be cold, but it’ll still photosynthesize — oats, changing the language around “recreational” tillage, controlled traffic, and so much more. Also, catch Pete on the most recent episode of The Agronomists, where he’s a guest alongside Jeremy Boychyn from Alberta’s… Read More

Sustainability can be defined several different ways, but during Syngenta’s recent Media Summit, which gives a preview of the company’s initiatives and future directions, the company defined the word for themselves and their customers. “It’s pretty simple. For us, sustainability means helping farmers do the best job they can to grow the best crop,” says… Read More

Early indications were that DON levels were low in Ontario’s 2020 corn crop; however, hot spots of higher levels of infection have surfaced, with later-harvested grain showing increased DON levels. The resulting dried distiller’s grain (DDGs) and condensed distillers solubles (CDS) from corn used for ethanol production may approach allowable DON limits for animal feed… Read More

A recent pulse agronomy webinar hosted by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) focused on an emerging chickpea issue found in southwestern Saskatchewan. The presentation was spearheaded by Dr. Michelle Hubbard, research scientist in pulse pathology, who, in conjunction with other researchers, is leading studies on the issue. The as-of-yet unnamed health issue was first observed in… Read More

 

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