The wheat is coming off, and the number of drills out in Ontario fields planting cover crops is astonishing. There are clouds of dust everywhere — from a twenty-foot drill seeding oats, to a floater broadcasting cover crop seed with the fertilizer, Ontario farmers are adopting cover crops in a big way. Many think every… Read More

James Hammerton, who farms with his family at Sweaburg, Ont., is giving double crop soybeans a solid go, with the aid of a stripper header to harvest the preceding wheat. On this episode of the Sharp Edge, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin is joined by Greg Stewart, agronomy lead with Maizex Seeds. Stewart interviews Hammerton about his… Read More

It started cool, turned hot and dry, and now the rain has started to fall — just in time for corn pollination. Ontario’s 2020 growing season is a far cry from perfect but it’s certainly much better than last year at this point. Doug Alderman, vice president of sales and marketing for PRIDE Seeds, says… Read More

In what is sure to be a growing trend for at least the current growing season, Maizex Seeds has announced its plot tours this summer will all be held virtually. Farmers interested in attending can do so via an online platform or through the company’s website. “We have invested in the digital tools necessary to… Read More

Crop researchers and agronomists are encouraging Ontario farmers to continue to follow established stewardship recommendations when using dicamba herbicides. Last week, a U.S. court decision to cancel the registration of in-crop use of dicamba herbicides left regulators, product manufacturers, herbicide applicators and farmers scrambling to understand the ramifications of the ruling and the implications for… Read More

Rolling right after planting has become a common practice on soybean fields in Western Canada over the last decade, but there are some good reasons to consider delaying the timing of rolling until after the crop is up. Rolling right behind the planter or drill improves seed-to-soil contact and is definitely less unnerving than rolling… Read More