We’re looking back at some of the most important lessons we learned throughout 2023. Season 2 of The Dirt podKast aired with 38 episodes featuring an impressive lineup of guests and experts, from farmers to influencers to agronomists—and even a chuckwagon driver! The season took host Mike Howell all the way from the U.S. to… Read More

Understanding the need for better white mold management options, Colin Dutcheshen, President of Heads Up® Plant Protectants Inc., approached Matt Oehmichen, Owner of Short Lane Ag Supply LLC., with a proposal: find a progressive local farmer who has a field with a notorious history of white mold and is rotating back to soybeans in spring… Read More

Each year, farmers face increased pressure to meet demands for abundant, sustainable, high-quality outputs. In turn, we have seen a heightened need for innovative solutions that not only help you meet these demands, but also improve your bottom line. Biologicals provide natural tools to complement your current production practices—such as protecting your crops from pests… Read More

As we start the new year amid elevated inflation and major headwinds facing the economy, here are the FCC Economics team’s top charts to help make sense of the economic environment for farm operations and agribusinesses. Crops Canada’s canola crushers set a record in the first quarter of the 2023/24 marketing year as new capacity… Read More

Paying twice. With most nitrogen (N) sources you’ll have to make two or more applications to get your plants the N they need for season-long feeding. N loss. Many N sources are highly susceptible to leaching, volatilization, and denitrification that rob your plants of vital – and expensive – N. Not factoring in fuel costs…. Read More

Seamlessly connect to your grain bins to help manage grain quality and time It’s been a tough growing season and growers have been working hard for every bushel. Getting the most from their efforts means keeping close and constant track of both quantity and quality of product in the bin. When grain is shipped, growers… Read More

A new Simon Fraser University-based centre for agriculture technology is aiming to revolutionize agriculture practices in British Columbia. The B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI) was established through a government initiative, receiving funding aimed at bolstering economic growth for small and medium-sized agritech companies over the next five years. It stands as a beacon of… Read More

Digitizing record management gives a sizeable advantage In Saanichton, British Columbia, a 20-minute drive outside of Victoria, the Michell family runs a 7th-generation farm raising and growing everything from cattle to berries. The farm has been a fixture on the island since 1862 and includes a grocery store where it sells free-range beef from its… Read More

Addressing sulfur deficiency in Canada Canola growers know how important sulfur is, and how challenging it can be to get enough sulfur for high-yielding, high-value crops. “Sulfur is the fourth [major] nutrient. We have the Clean Air Act to thank for reducing pollution but also reducing or removing any atmospheric sulfur we used to be… Read More

In the 1980’s and 90’s, some Manitoba farmers and farmers across western Canada turned to raising Eurasian wild boars to help curb a downturn in the agricultural economy, to diversify their income, and to fulfill what was at the time a niche market. This was done with the best of intentions; however, those intentions have… Read More

Choosing the right DEKALB® soybean seed is a critical step on the journey to high yield potential, but identifying the right variety for the right part of the farm is guesswork without field data. “I’m hearing from farmers that there has never been a more variable crop across southwestern Ontario,” Bob Thirlwall, an Agronomic Solutions… Read More

Manitoba growers are very familiar with the challenges and opportunities of farming in the region.  Steve Ganczar’s farm, Plowboy Acres near Dauphin, Manitoba, has seen generations of change. “We are typically growing double the crop my parents were 15-20 years ago just by trying some different products and techniques. So far, we’ve found ESN has… Read More

Welcome to the Corteva Seed Treatment podcast, brought to you by Corteva Agriscience. In this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by Chad Garrod, Portfolio Marketing Manager, Eastern Canada Seeds with Corteva, to talk about LumiGEN® seed treatments, a game-changing seed treatment product for corn and beans. “LumiGEN is really a mark of assurance,” Garrod… Read More

Canadian pulse growers can finally stay a step ahead of stubborn fungal diseases and protect their bottom line thanks to the launch of new Zetigo™ PRM fungicide from Corteva Agriscience™. Zetigo PRM, powered by Adavelt™ active, a novel Group 21 fungicide active ingredient, provides powerful disease control and elevated resistance management in pulses. “We’re committed… Read More


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