Category: Cargill

Growing Series, Ep. 8: Dealing with Wet Spring Fields

Saturated conditions last fall, combined with above normal snowfall for some areas, has many western Canadian farmers impatiently waiting for warm, dry weather before getting rolling this spring. For farmers with 2016 crop still in the field, there’s some significant work ahead — not just in first dealing with the messy, wet crop left over,… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep 7: How to Build a Fertilizer Plan

You spend valuable time choosing the right variety of each crop type — are you sure you’re supplying that crop with all that it needs to reach its maximum potential? In this seventh episode of the Growing Series podcast, Shaun Haney asks Cargill agronomist Jeremy Boychyn about not just building a fertilizer plan for yield,… Read more »

Growing Series Podcast, Ep. 6: Test the Value of Soil Tests

Do you test your soil? Do you test every field every year? What’s your strategy? If you’re still not sure about the value of soil tests or the best way to sample, this sixth episode of the Growing Series podcast will help shed light on those answers. In this episode, Shaun Haney is joined by… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 5: Boost Agronomics & Profitability with the 4Rs

Do you know the 4Rs of crop nutrient management? If you’re concerned nutrient management planning is synonymous with red tape and added costs, you may be surprised to learn that the 4Rs add to farmer profitability AND environmental stewardship. The 4Rs — the right rate, right place, right form, and right time — of crop nutrient… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep 4: Cool New Tech in Cereal Genetics

Why is it that, on the same farm, you’ll see super great, brand-new canola varieties growing right next to old wheat genetics? In this episode of the Growing Series podcast, Janel Delage, Saskatchewan-based agronomist with Cargill, joins RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to talk about the benefits and attributes of new wheat genetics. Specifically, new genetics have… Read more »

Growing Series – Ep3 – Marketability of Poor-Quality Wheat

SPONSORED CONTENT What a year 2016 has been. Maintaining the quality of this crop through tough summer conditions and the epic harvest weather setbacks has proven to be a major challenge. In this episode of the Growing Series Podcast sponsored by Cargill, we get the facts on quality, how it will impact marketing, and then hone… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 2: Get Set to Straight Cut Canola

Sponsored Post: If harvest efficiency is what you’re after, straight-cutting canola looks mighty appealing. But, as with any new practice on the farm, there are lessons to be learned ahead of wide-spread adoption. In this episode of the Growing Series podcast, Saskatchewan-based Cargill agronomist Janel Delage and Shaun Haney from RealAgriculture.com get down to brass… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 1: Take a Page from 2016 When Writing Your Plan for Next Year

Sponsored Post: If the average farmer starts making key decisions on their farm in their early 30s and farms into their 70s, you’ve got about 40 seasons to get it right. With that in mind, how do you approach agronomic decisions for each new growing season? For this first episode of the Growing Series podcast,… Read more »