It’s always a good thing when you see social media being used in a helpful and constructive way. It’s not that a picture of a bacon sundae isn’t important to share with the world, it’s just that there may be a slightly more beneficial way to utilize the camera on your mobile phone. Take for… Read More

Twitter really is an amazing tool. The ability to share information and have conversations with people around the world is one of my favourite parts. But, like everything, there is always a down side. It is a downside across all social media networks that people can say things that aren’t true and can easily mix… Read More

A great friend of RealAgriculture.com is going to be inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in the fall.  Kim McConnell’s name is synonymous with agriculture marketing in Canada.  Kim has been involved in many projects in the front lines and also many in the background steering teams and people to accomplish their goals.  Along… Read More

Did your parents ever lecture you on not being average?  Well apparently mother nature sees Ontario as pretty average as the forecast is just that.  According to Elena Lappo, The Weather Network, Ontario farmers can expect the next two weeks to be very average in terms of temperature and precipitation. In this case being aveage is much better… Read More

One of the biggest concerns about disease control is the development of resistance to commonly used fungicides. Fortunately though, the major pesticide companies are still devoted to dealing with this issue and are launching new products. There are typically two approaches to developing new fungicides which stave off resistance. One method of course is to… Read More

There’s no information in the agricultural world that’s as coveted as the weather. It informs our decisions on when to plant, when to spray, when to harvest as well as a host of other decisions. It also varies from field to field making focused and localized weather very important to all those decisions. Being able… Read More

The pursuit of 300+ bushel corn is still very much alive. Yield competitions from a host of different companies are challenging producers to raise the bar when it comes to corn production. The difference in PRIDE Seeds 300+ Bushel Initiative is found in their “whole field” approach. Whereas most of these yield challenges push production… Read More

After sitting through the morning session at the BASF Ag Media Summit something really struck me. Crop protection, trait developers and plant breeding companies are doing a great job of leveraging their assets and intellectual capital through collaboration to bring products to the market faster to benefit farmers and consumers. Companies like BASF and Monsanto… Read More

 

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