Category: Velvetleaf

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 7: Hot & Humid Weather, Sprouting Corn, & Wheat Planting No-Gos

Harvest is rolling along in many areas of the province, including the first reported grain corn coming off earlier this week. This week, RealAgriculture’s Peter Johnson tackles your toughest questions on troubled corn, late hay, and wheat variety selection in this September 7th edition of Wheat Pete’s Word. (Highlights below). Listen or download below! And of… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 2: Corn Suffers from Weather Whiplash, Velvetleaf Trouble, and Why You Must Stay Out of the Hay Field

Harvest season is well underway for the earlier crops, and this challenging 2015 growing season shows no signs of easing up as farmers are looking at their harvest management options in weedy or too-green crops. The oat crop is coming off boasting tremendous yields, but wow is it work to get this crop harvested, says… Read more »

Moving to Organic Production a Key Part of This Farm’s Succession Plan

Editor’s note: This week, September 22-28, 2014, is national organic week. This post is dedicated to all 3 organic producers that read this site. Thank you for following along! “My dad let me do things my way, so I’m doing the same for them,” laughs Josef Hagen, when asked what pushed his dairy farm near… Read more »

Should I Add Ammonium Sulfate to Glyphosate?

By Mike Cowbrough for FieldCropNews.com It seems to be an annual question. Do I add ammonium sulfate (AMS) to glyphosate? Will it improve weed control especially if my water source is hard? The short answer is no. Skeptical? I understand. There are many areas within the United States that insist the addition of ammonium sulfate… Read more »

VOTE NOW: Which UofG Crops 4240 Group Made the Best Weed ID Video

This semester at the University of Guelph, Ontario Agriculture College, Francois Tardif and Mike Cowbrough‘s Crops 4240 – Undergraduate Weed Science students were given the assignment of making a weed identification  video for a weed commonly found in Ontario. The objective is for the students to discuss identification at different growth stages and  methods of control of… Read more »