Category: Podcasts

RealAg Radio, Oct 19: Climbing beef export numbers, polycrops, and board diversity

It’s Fri-YAY, and somehow RealAg Radio fill-in Lyndsey Smith made it an entire week of the show without doing one sheep story. So, you’re welcome. On today’s show, however, there are several very cool stories all featuring, as luck would have it, women. On this show you’ll hear Jessika Guse not once, but twice, with… Read more »

Wheat School: Keep planting… it’s not too late

With a little luck, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson believesOntario farmers could still plant one million acres of winter wheat this fall. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Wheat School, Johnson says it’s not too late to plant wheat in most of the province. Late-planted wheat can still deliver strong yields, but growers have to pay strict… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 18: Forages, beagles, trade, grain dryers, and Wheat Pete’s Word

What do beagles have to do with hog barns? Very little and yet everything (see tweet below). It would seem that not much is off limits when Lyndsey Smith hosts RealAg Radio, but at least she manages to connect to actual farming at some point. On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Jessika Guse… Read more »

Don’t let unspoken gender rules get in the way

When it comes to communicating in the workplace — men and women don’t typically speak the same language. According to Sherry Waddingham, president of Mindshift, a Toronto-based workplace communications company, men tend to be more assertive, competitive, look to problem solve and are poor listeners. Women on the other hand, are less assertive, look to share… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 17: Horsetail control, cleaning corn, and new answers for cereal rye

Harvest has picked up in both Western and Eastern Canada, though the challenges facing each region are unique. On this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson tackles late season weed control decisions (mostly: just don’t), diseased corn crop management, and shares some new findings on including cereal rye as a cover crop. Have… Read more »

Biotech innovator and canola pioneer Wilf Keller on team work, leadership, and sharing science

Some people are a part of an industry when if first starts. Others are a significant part of the establishment of an industry. Still others are able to bring new participants into an industry and mentor them into even higher achievements. Very few people do all of these things and also are able to explain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 17: Mountain-made cheese, winter storage prep, and goat milk growing pains

We’re mid-way through this week and occasional RealAg Radio host Lyndsey Smith has managed somehow to keep the show rolling in Shaun Haney’s absence (no, that’s not a weed joke). On today’s show: Lyndsey gets serious for at least a few minutes to talk mental health Jessika Guse manages to cram a whole lot of… Read more »

Expert shares tips on road safety as harvest slowly wraps up

Although Mother Nature hasn’t been too kind to us, the reality is — harvest is slowly starting to come to an end. This means more equipment will be seen on the roads and highways in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, there have been multiple crashes across Canada involving farm equipment and regular motorists lately. Rob Gobeil, safety… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 16: Corn basis, pumpkin spice, road safety, and ag education in the east

On today’s edition of RealAg Radio, Lyndsey Smith asks the eternal question of Jessika Guse: pumpkin spice, yay or nay? Of course, it’s not all fun and games while Lyndsey is hosting this week (hope you’re having fun in the UK, Shaun Haney!). Also on today’s show, you’ll hear about: Bayer possibly unloading its animal… Read more »

Tips for setting up a new grain dryer

It’s the middle of October and there is a lot of harvest yet to do in the Prairie Provinces. Many farmers got off to an early start, progress was ahead of schedule, and then things ground to a halt. No one knows for sure, but back of the envelope estimates conservatively put the value of… Read more »

Change blades in seconds with new mower-conditioner

Looking to cut your hay close, clean, and quick while conditioning it for faster dry down and nutrient preservation? If that’s the plan, it may be time to take a closer look at New Hollands’s new Discbine 209 and 210 disc mower-conditioners. The side-pull mowers were rolled out at the recent Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 15: So much vomitoxin, vet tech week, and farmer as identity

It’s Monday, which means RealAg Radio is all about agronomy — or at least mostly. It also marks day one of an entire week of Lyndsey Smith hosting the show. Beware: there may be a whole lot of livestock and sheep talk all week. Today’s show features: News with news lead Jessika Guse Two segments… Read more »

Wheat School: Search continues for weapons in battle against wheat midge

Wheat midge is still a significant threat to wheat in Western Canada. While the threat has subsided a bit because of the discovery and use of the SM1 resistance gene, it’s important to remember that there is only one bullet in the chamber, and if it gets spent wheat crops will be, once again, at… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct.12: National farmer day, global market slow downs, and protein power plays

Anybody else feel like this week went by insanely fast? On Friday’s edition of the RealAg Radio show you’ll be hearing from a mixture of people. First off for the news, Lyndsey Smith and Jessika Guse will have all your top ag news stories of the day including some good tips for wintering your cattle…. Read more »

Resistance Management School: Seeding rates to the rescue

Highly competitive crops that make it difficult for weeds to gain a foothold in fields play a key role in effective herbicide resistance management. One way to make your crop more competitive is to increase seeding rates to produce higher plant populations. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School, University of Manitoba weed scientist… Read more »