Wheat harvest is underway in Ontario and many cash crop farmers are wondering whether they should plant those acres to soybeans and take advantage of double cropping. Double crop soybeans are always an opportunity for many growers, says AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan, but it’s important to understand the risks. In 2021, he notes that… Read More

The list of technology continues to evolve, and Outback Guidance is continuing that trend. The new MaveriX Precision AG solution provides guidance, steering, and application control. The MaveriX application software includes a new user interface that provides a tablet-like user experience with improved 3D graphics, with adjustable widgets, says Darren Pritchard of Outback Guidance. The M-series… Read More

Andy Kieraszewicz never thought the sandy soils on the former tobacco land he farms at Rodney, Ont., could ever average more than 200 bushels of corn per acre. But a fervent commitment to rebuilding organic matter in the drought-prone areas across the 1,000-acre operation has the farmer now consistently producing eye-popping yields he didn’t think… Read More

The vertical aeration system offered by S3 Air Systems may solve a few common challenges that producers face with traditional horizontal systems. The vertical aeration system comes in three different sizes: four, six and eight stage, and Kelly Silbernagel, director of business development with S3 Air Systems, says their system saves farmers time and money… Read More

MPs on the House of Commons agriculture committee have published a list of recommendations for the Canadian government to support Ukraine and address concerns about a global food shortage as a result of Russia’s invasion. The list including providing grain bags and grain vacuums to Ukraine farmers and building fertilizer production capacity in Canada. “Today… Read More

The Canadian government is contributing $50 million to help prevent grain in Ukraine from going to waste. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the funding while attending the G7 leader meeting in Germany on Sunday. “Canada has valuable experience in grain storage. The knowledge and experience of our farmers will be very useful. We will continue… Read More

Fungicides can deliver a strong defence against fusarium head blight (FHB) in wheat, but how the product is applied in-crop plays a key role in determining whether growers successfully protect those valuable wheat heads. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Wheat School, Syngenta agronomist Brad Garlough shares fusarium application insights and best practices accumulated from… Read More

Canola seedlings have experienced a tough start in many areas of the Prairies this year. In Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, the crop has had to come through flooding, broadcast seeding, compaction, crusting, and flea beetles (stay away, grasshoppers), while it’s been the opposite soil moisture scenario in drought-stricken parts of Alberta and western Saskatchewan. In… Read More

Larger farms store a greater portion of fuel needs at any given time, and most farmers don’t shop prices before a fill up. Those are just two findings of the latest RealAgristudies survey, answered by 750 members of the Insights Panel in mid-May, 2022. Co-founders of RealAgristudies, Shaun Haney and Justin Funk, explore the questions… Read More

 

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