Have you ever heard the saying, “hope is not a plan.” This is a great saying that is very applicable in agriculture. It is very critical to ensure that you are creating the proper roadmap. This should include projections on production, prices and yields. This also includes plans for capital expenditures in the coming year…. Read More

RealAgriculture.com has launched a new online resource for Canadian soybean growers in partnership with PRIDE Seeds, HiStick N/T and Cruiser Maxx Beans. As part of the On-Line Soybean School, RealAgriculture.com will publish a full schedule of episodes on soybean agronomy, markets and end use issues that can be found at SoybeanSchool.com. For many soybean growers the opportunity to… Read More

New technologies have pushed corn yields into areas previously thought unreachable. The newest milestone being looked at is the 300 bushel mark. Many in the agriculture industry still think it’s a possibility. The issue is finding the missing part of the puzzle to unlock that potential. There have been great advancements in the areas of… Read More

It’s Christmas on this episode of the Beef Market Update and this year we get Anne to give us her Christmas list. 2011 hasn’t been a perfect year. The Beef Market Christmas tree has a few bright ornaments and a few broken branches to mark the 2011 calendar year. The year finished with some bright… Read More

If the past few days are any indication of the winter to come, I say bring it on. Unfortunately, we all know that this can’t last. Officially, we’re not even into winter yet. Winter will come, it’s just a matter of time until there’s a massive dump of snow and some absolutely brutal temperatures. It’s… Read More

White Christmas? If recent temperatures are any indication, we may have to haul in snow to make that happen. Although winter’s not officially underway, there has been a real unsettled pattern of weather leading into it. While it may not be as dramatic and volatile as late November-early December, as Chris Scott of the Weather… Read More

Inputs prices are high and so are crop prices. Managing costs and yields is critical to success on your farm.  With commodity prices high you cannot settle for average yields. The use of variable rate precision ag products and services helps farmers to do just that.  Placing the inputs in the intended prescribed areas has… Read More

When we consider agriculture, we tend to think of the rougher, more industrial type. We think of large scale harvest machinery involved in the corn, cereal, pulse and oilseed production.  We also think of dairies, poultry barns and the beautiful ranches adjacent to the rocky mountains.  In many areas of the world agriculture takes a different… Read More

The clubroot problem is growing, and it’s not a matter that can be avoided any more. So what has the canola industry at large learned from clubroot? I discussed the clubroot issue with Clint Jurke of the Canola Council of Canada and found a number of things that we’ve learned from the experience. First, we have found that… Read More

 

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