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Better start, bigger crop, better harvest

Quick, devestating canola eaters Cutworms are a real problem in canola production. If you’re not paying close attention to your fields, they can devastate a big portion of your crop in a matter of days. What makes cutworms so difficult to detect is that they normally live underground during the day and emerge to feed… Read more »

Unharvested crop in the field: is a Cash Advance still an option?

A cash advance can be a source of cash flow for farmers with unharvested crops Harvest 2018 has been less than ideal. With unharvested crop still in the field farmers may be looking for new options to cover fall expenses. The Canadian Canola Growers Association’s Cash Advance program gives farmers flexible cash flow options that… Read more »

Resilient forage lines and pollinator mixes on offer for 2019

Dairy and cattle producers need high palatability and digestibility in the forage ration for top production, but it’s also very important that forages persist and thrive even after tough Canadian winters. For 2019, Nutrien Ag Solutions is offering two new alfalfa lines —Halo 2 and PV Parlour HG — that fit the bill. Sheldon Hains, forage… Read more »

Maizex Seeds focused on the future of Canadian agriculture

Focus on growth by meeting the needs of farmers across Canada is the clear direction for the team at Maizex Seeds. Under the theme of “Together We Grow”, the joint venture between Maizex Seeds and La Coop fédérée will see Maizex assuming the management of the corn and soybean businesses for both the Maizex and… Read more »

Start your seed testing story with 20/20 Seed Labs

As the 2018 growing season comes to a close, it’s a good time to evaluate what impact the environment has had on the seed during both the growing and harvest season. It’s important to consider that your seed analyst and disease diagnostician are very much on the front lines again this year – and as… Read more »

Honey Bee AirFLEX header skims the ground for maximum crop pick up

With 10 years of research and development behind its design, the Honey Bee AirFLEX header promises incredible harvest speeds with full harvest recovery. With its ground-skimming capabilities and specially designed adjustable cutter bar and reel, it’s no surprise that farmers who try-before-they-buy keep the header to complete harvest, says Jamie Pegg, general manager at Honey… Read more »

Managing clubroot? Choose broad-spectrum genetic resistance

Where clubroot is a risk, are you stretching canola rotations or using a clubroot-resistant variety? Realistically, you should be doing both — and not all clubroot resistance is created equal. While industry and plant breeders should be commended for the speed at which clubroot-resistant varieties were introduced, we know now that that early, single-gene resistance… Read more »

Manage resistance by rotating modes of action

Resistance One of the many things to think about while managing herbicide resistance on your land is the rotation of modes of action. Many growers don’t realize how much Group 14 herbicide they are using. While there are many common add-ins used with glyphosate, more than half of them are from Group 14 — which,… Read more »

Join us November 8-9 for BeefTech

Join Northlands on November 8 and 9 for BeefTech presented by RealAgriculture — an interactive beef industry learning event. BeefTech is a comprehensive agriculture conference focusing on state-of-the-art practices and technology in the beef industry. Hands-on workshops and labs Technology demonstrations Technical learning sessions Agriculture experts will share knowledge on a range of topics from… Read more »

Maximize yield potential by minimizing nitrogen loss

With fall fertilizer application around the corner, how much of your nitrogen will still be there in spring when the plants need it? There are three main types of nitrogen loss, explains Jason Smith with Corteva AgriScience: volatile loss (gassing off the field as its applied), leaching (nitrates moved out of the root zone), and… Read more »

Corteva planning to expand canola seed offerings under Brevant

Corteva Agriscience — the new agriculture company formed through the merger of Dow and DuPont — has big plans for its canola portfolio under the new Brevant seeds brand. To begin, the company is moving its legacy Nexera and D-Series seed brands into the Brevant family for 2019, explains Darrin Hicks, canola product manager with… Read more »

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Register now for Straight Cutting Canola Webinar

The 2018 Straight Cutting Canola Webinar is your chance to learn about straight cutting best practices and innovations from industry experts and experienced growers. Join us on either Wednesday, July 11th OR Friday, July 13th. Whichever day you choose, please note that each webinar will kick off at 8:00 am MST. Click here to register now and… Read more »

Maximize yield potential with YaraVita Hydrophos

As a crop input, phosphorus is one of those nutrients we tend to think about early, make application decisions as we are seeding, and then all too often, do not think about again until the next growing season. In reality, our crops have a season-long need for phosphate, and this singular focus and approach to… Read more »

Fighting for margin: Chemical price transparency for Canadian farmers

The actual price of farm chemicals is often hidden from farmers using techniques like rebates, black box programs and price matching. That means Canadian farmers may be paying different prices to buy the exact same products. The lack of transparency in the ag chemicals market can add costs to an already expensive crop production essential…. Read more »