Controlling weed populations in fields destined for pulse crops is complicated by a few factors, including pulse sensitivity to carryover, poor early crop competition, and herbicide-resistant problem weeds. Sean McKnight, technical marketing specialist for herbicides with BASF, explains in this Pulse School episode how the concept of herbicide layering is an especially useful one for… Read More

It seems that everywhere you go right now, farmers are talking about cover crops. Producers across the country are not only using a diverse plant mix to provide feed for livestock, but also as potential solutions to compaction, a lack of nutrient availability, and to address weed issues in their fields. In this Farming Forward… Read More

The Manitoba Crop Alliance is now four years old, and the amalgamation of five producer groups is moving on from getting itself up and running to charting big things for its next strategic plan. The organization that represents spring and winter wheat, flax, sunflower and barley growers in Manitoba has a focused vision for the… Read More

Governments in many countries are enacting policies aimed at mitigating climate change — massive subsidies, carbon levies, and strict regulations — that also have consequences on trade flows. Billions of dollars of incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act in the U.S., the Canadian government’s carbon taxes, and the EU’s biofuel feedstock requirements and carbon border… Read More

Fast-moving, highly destructive stripe rust is popping up in winter wheat fields across Ontario. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson says the disease is a significant threat to the crop and can cause up to 50 per cent yield loss if not managed properly. He stresses that timely fungicide applications are crucial for controlling the disease. In… Read More

Farms are workplaces where interaction with several classes of chemicals is inevitable. Chemicals can enter the body in different ways: through inhalation, absorption, ingestion and injection, so it’s important for farmers and farm workers to understand the risk associated with each type of chemical and how to avoid exposure whenever possible. For this episode of… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney discusses a number of topics from the Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index results from current and future farm financial performance as well as market direction. Haney then discusses the question, “what was I thinking?” and learning from that. Thoughts on something we… Read More

Technology is making it easier for nutritionists and producers to manage dairy cow diets. Trouw Nutrition Canada’s DNA Connect is a new mobile app that allows feed managers to change dry matter levels and update diets with a click of a button. In this report from the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, Ont., Elgin Feeds… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! Shaun Haney is then joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, both of RealAgriculture, and Tyler McCann with Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute for the RealAg Issues Panel. They discuss a number of topics, including: Capital gains cost changes; The increasing protectionism; Trade with China… Read More

 

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