As Western Canadian farmers seek another crop to add to their rotations, seed and crop input suppliers are preparing for another increase in soybean acres on the prairies in 2018. The area where soybeans are being grown has expanded across much of Saskatchewan and into southern and central Alberta, creeping north of highway 16 near… Read More

Yield potential will always be king, but there are many considerations for farmers at variety selection time. With blackleg and clubroot diseases threatening yield, a well-rounded approach to canola genetics is key to ensuring that you have the potential to achieve the high yields you desire. As rotations have become shorter, and with threats of… Read More

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to growing soybeans. It’s not about finding a variety that you can successfully plant across every acre. It requires several components working together to grow the best possible crop. Syngenta agronomist Eric Richter urges growers to take a holistic view of soybean production. It’s something referred to as… Read More

The adage “knowledge is power” is true for growers that are responsible for making decisions on seed applied solutions that impact crop health and ultimately, yield. Recognizing the need for reliable product performance information, Monsanto BioAg recently developed the interactive BioAdvantage Trial (BAT) Data Map to provide growers and retailers the data they need to… Read More

Who we are At Bio-Cycle Solutions, we know agriculture must be sustainable, so we are driving sustainability through innovative fertility products. We believe innovation must lead the way in becoming a fully sustainable industry, so we are creating fertility solutions for long-term productivity and profitability. For over a decade, our method of managing compostable waste… Read More

Western Financial Group recognizes the value that farmers have in our everyday lives and the impact they have in their local communities.  They want to share more about what farmers do for each and every one of us and share their unique and personal stories. For their first video profile, they present Ryan and Kathy… Read More

A cash advance from Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) gives farmers more control to market their crops and livestock when the time and price is best. With a cash advance, farmers can access up to $400,000 in cash flow to pay necessary expenses such as inputs or capital purchases, while gaining more control to execute… Read More

Making straight-cutting choices a little more clear cut. The harvest season is quickly approaching and with it comes an abundance of straight-cutting choices—which varieties are best, what header to use and which fields to desiccate. Listen as Shawn Senko, agronomist for the Canola Council of Canada, discusses what growers should be considering this fall. Be… Read More

Uniform crop. Straight forward harvest. Chris Zemlak is planning to straight cut over half his canola acres this year. But if he had it his way, he would be straight cutting all of them. “There’s something fun about straight cutting canola with a 40-foot header, at 5 miles an hour and putting 40 to 50… Read More

Farmers invest a lot to produce a crop, from before the seed hits the ground through to the harvest. With all the investment and technology that goes into producing a crop, why stop short when the grain hits the bin?  Some of the most successful farmers are using technology to ensure they have the information they… Read More

November is always a very interesting time for the markets.  Analysts begin to have an idea of the crop volume and quality and farmers and looking to solidify their new crop marketing plans and are already beginning to think about planting intentions for the coming spring.  Farmers also have to increasingly pay attention to the… Read More

Take control back at harvest. Despite being new to straight cutting, Mark and Matt Ferguson have already seen a lot of progress. After trying the practice with a shatter-resistant variety on a small number of acres, they gained the confidence to expand to a larger number of acres. Find out how the Ferguson’s use straight… Read More

Five steps. Unlimited opportunities. Straight cutting has been a part of Kris and Bernie Klammer’s operation since the 80’s. And it’s clear why. After seeing success over several years, they decided to straight cut 100% of their acres in 2016 and plan to do the same in 2017. Hear their valuable advice on fertility, pre-harvest… Read More

Listen as canola growers and industry experts from across Western Canada discuss their straight cutting experiences and tips in this five-part podcast series presented by BASF. You won’t want to miss it. In episode 1 we’ll hear from Lee Erikson of Alberta. Since taking a stab at straight cutting almost 30 years ago, Lee was… Read More

 

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