Category: Eastern Canada

RealWeatherWatch: Will the End of October Bring More Rain?

Patience is being tested in farmers living in Southern Ontario as the wrap up for soybean harvest for some and the beginning of corn harvest for others has been prolonged by some wet weather. It doesn’t look as though relief is going to come in the immediate future either. This week on the RealWeatherWatch we… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: What Will Your Corn Yields In Your Area Be?

The Canadian corn harvest is barely underway and it’s time to put some reputations on the line. Back in early September we asked some farmers at the Outdoor Farm Show what they thought corn yields would be like in their area. A great deal of producers got their corn in later than usual because of… Read more »

Why Do You Love to Grow Wheat?

Wheat is grown on more acres than any other crop around the world.  There is a wheat harvest happening somewhere in the world every month.  Having said all of that If I asked you, “Why do you grow wheat,” do you know what your answer would be? Some people want you to believe that farmer’s… Read more »

Farmers Feed Cities Measures Agricultures Impact in Ontario

If the numbers don’t lie, organizations like Farmers Feed Cities and the agricultural community at large have a lot of work to do. According to a recent study by that organization, 97 percent of Ontario residents agree that farming is important to the future of the province yet only 41 percent of 18 to 34… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Ontario Soybean Harvest Weather Forecast

Soybean harvest is underway and farmers throughout Ontario are geared to go. This time of year gets farmers particularly antsy and edgy as we ride the line between seasons. That line can bring with it all kinds of instability and a host of random weather events that can make harvest a long drawn out process…. Read more »

Why Should I Buy? – Soybean Seed

Soybean harvest is about to get revved up in Ontario and farmers get to see firsthand just how well their varieties performed. Now is the time when farmers start to evaluate some of the claims attached to their soybean seed suppliers and maybe do some coffee shop comparisons. Considering the obvious factors like planting date… Read more »

Meeting the Global Demand for Wheat

The global demand for wheat is expected to double over the next forty years – and Canada can play an important role in meeting that demand. In addition to its growing prominence on the world stage, what makes wheat truly exciting is its significant potential for technology transformation – and Canadian agriculture has the opportunity… Read more »

Corn School: Controling Red Clover in the Fall in Ontario

Red clover planted after your winter wheat harvest provides huge advantages to growers in Ontario.   A good stand of red clover can be extremely beneficial in preparing your land for spring planting. To be able to enjoy those benefits however, that stand of red clover has to be managed properly. One of the key factors involved in… Read more »

Talking to Farmers – What’s the Best Thing About Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is this country’s largest agricultural trade show. With over 700 exhibitors, the event draws close to 40,000 people over the course of three days. There is a lot for people to see and do. This year, RealAgriculture was lucky enough to be in attendance as well. Over the span of the… Read more »

AgNerds- Is RIM DEAD?

The price of the Blackberry Playbook continues to drop with Rogers employees being able to acquire them for as little as $250 Canadian. Whether or not that discount will be seen by consumers is anyones guess, but with horrific sales of only 200,000 units last quarter, any move to get more playbooks into the hands… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch: Eastern Forecast with David Phillips, Environment Canada

The story for most of the East has been a story of too much or too little. From extreme moisture and heat to a lack of timely rain and cooler than usual spring temperatures, the pendulum has swung to the extreme on both ends. That begs the question: Will that pattern continue through the harvest… Read more »

Wheat School: The Benefits of Starter Fertilizer in Ontario

What kind of benefit if any can we expect to see from placing fertilizer in with our seed? The question we lead off with in this episode of the Wheat School is: Starter fertilizer: Myth or Real? What follows is a solid case for the benefits of starter fertilizer from OMAFRA Cereal Expert Peter Johnson…. Read more »

Talking to Farmers: What Will Your Soybeans Yield in 2011?

The rain in Ontario has been hit or miss over this growing season. Some areas seem to have had good weather over the season, others have been hit with overly wet weather in the spring and dryer conditions over the summer. We wanted to see what effect that spotty weather has had on farmers, particularly… Read more »

Corn School : Will My Corn Finish?

Will it or won’t it? That’s the question on the mind of a great deal of Ontario farmers. Will that late planted corn finish? It’s a question that rests on a number of factors that tend to revolve around variety characteristics, geography, weather and of course, date planted. It’s also a question we thought could… Read more »

Wheat School: Fall Weed Control in Winter Wheat – Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA

Is fall a good time to look at weed control in your winter wheat? Pre-plant weed control is an option that most farmers don’t exercise. The reason has a lot to do with the business of the season. Harvest is in full swing depending what you’re growing and farmers have to balance that with trying… Read more »