Welcome to the Canola PODcast, sponsored by BASF’s InVigor® hybrid canola. In this episode, we delve into the world of Demonstration Strip Trials (DST) conducted by BASF. Join us as we explore the benefits of these trials, featuring insights from Sheldon Toews, a member of BASF’s Technical Service team, and John Badry, a fourth-generation grower… Read More

Once fields have been seeded, it is time to establish your timeline for weed management to ensure you are providing the right support to your crop at the right time. Bryan Bryson, Traits and Licensing Campaign Manager at Bayer, shares three key reminders for farmers to maximize crop yield in TruFlex® canola hybrids. 1. Timing… Read More

There are three key weed management steps to take in the field to ensure you maximize your soybean yield. With the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, farmers can change the way their soybeans grow with two varieties that offer exceptional residual weed control and expanded herbicide options. Bryan Bryson, Traits and Licensing Manager at Bayer,… Read More

Renting land is a business approach that offers financial flexibility because the financial cost of renting is often lower than buying. Renting may be a great option, especially for young farmers or new entrants, to maximize equipment use, expand their land base, and grow their operation. Buying land can tie up your available capital and… Read More

Know a student with a bright idea? They could win $5,000 toward their tuition! Spread the word today. The future of agriculture relies on innovation. That’s why the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship is offering six scholarships of $5,000 each to Grade 12 students embarking on post-secondary education that share their ideas for the future of the industry. $5,000 can… Read More

Ok. Let’s be honest.  The auger may be one of the most hardworking pieces of equipment on a farm operation. They run long hours at high capacities during harvest to transfer grain to bins. Augers, therefore, need to be reliable, tough and able to handle the workload in harsh conditions. And that is exactly what… Read More

  By Fabiano Silvestrin, Principal Advisor, Global Market Development Agriculture, U.S. Borax The majority of researchers and farmers have recognized the importance of boron in agriculture. Boron is necessary for proper plant nutrition. And, boron-deficiency can significantly affect crop yields. Types of borates Although its clear crops need boron, there is still debate as to… Read More

Canola and soybean farmers have a powerful new tool in the fight against sclerotinia after Corteva Agriscience announced the launch of Viatude™ fungicide with Onmira™ active, just in time for the 2023 growing season. Sclerotinia stem rot is the most economically significant canola disease in Canada¹, resulting in millions of dollars in yield loss every… Read More

What you know: you plan to add another mode of action or two to your spring glyphosate application, because you know that’s a big step toward protecting your future glyphosate use. What you’re wondering: should you be adding a familiar and heavily used mode of action, or one that’s a bit off the beaten path?… Read More

By Garth Donald, Manager of Agronomy, Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture  Twenty-five years ago when I first started in this business, almost every farmer planted canola at exactly the same rate. No matter how sandy or loamy, high or low moisture, productive or thin-yielding the land, and no matter how plump or slim the seed,… Read More

Every corn input you choose represents an investment in the yield and quality you expect at the end of the season. The BASF Take Stalk Best Management Solutions for Corn Webinar brings together an interactive, expert panel to cover practical advice for getting the best from your 2023 corn crop. You’ll hear about recommendations for protecting corn… Read More

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we all learned some new terms that we likely hadn’t previously been exposed to. Terms like “herd immunity” and “contact tracing,” for example. As well, there was an increased focus on where we had been, who we may have met, and how viruses travel, all of which dominated our discussions for… Read More

“pH is easy to spell, but it’s more difficult to understand,” at least that’s what Dr. Larry Oldham, extension soil specialist at Mississippi State University Extension Service told Mike Howell when he and Dr. Clain Jones, Montana University soil fertility specialist, were guests on The Dirt podKast. Soil pH characterizes the soil as acidic (0-7),… Read More

Most prairie growers know that adding another herbicide to their spring glyphosate application pays big dividends. First, they’ll see better and more consistent weed control. Second, starting with a clean field helps protect yield potential and third, having another mode of action (or two or three) in the tank will help avoid resistance and thus… Read More


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