Do you know which crop’s straw is the most palatable? If you don’t have a TMR, how do you get livestock to eat more straw to stretch those hay supplies? Did you know straw quality can change significantly from year to year? What are the more creative options for feeding livestock? 2016 has not been… Read More

Three years ago Nuhn Industries’ first Lagoon Crawler emerged from the company’s Sebringville, Ontario plant. Today, the amphibious vehicle designed for agitating lagoons can be found on farms across North America and also in Russia and China. Real Agriculture caught the Lagoon Crawler in action last week at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario…. Read More

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is in the books for another year, and the 2016 edition of the wrap up features not only resident agronomist Peter Johnson (@WheatPete) but also Lyndsey Smith’s (triumphant?) return to RealAgriculture’s signature farm show wrap. Covering a show of this magnitude takes a team, and Peter and Lyndsey highlight what they,… Read More

Twenty years ago agronomist Pat Lynch had no love for subsoiling and deep rippers. But times have changed and so has Lynch’s view. As 10 different deep rippers tore across a field at the Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show tillage demo earlier this week, Lynch told the gathered crowd that the evolution of farming over the past… Read More

Between Bayer-Monsanto and PotashCorp-Agrium there’s plenty of big news to discuss this week as we see the trend of consolidation among crop input suppliers continue. Meanwhile, RealAg is well-represented at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario, as Lyndsey takes a break from demoing tractors, getting sky-high views in a telehandler and posting Instagram stories to… Read More

Drought conditions in Ontario could slow harvest in some soybean fields this fall where plants suffer from Green Stem Syndrome. In this edition of Real Agriculture Soybean School, Pride Seeds market agronomist Dan Foster explains Green Stem Syndrome happens when there is partial or complete leaf drop but the soybean plant stem remains green. “The… Read More

Next week, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, Peter Johnson, will host his weekly agronomy podcast Wheat Pete’s Word live at the PRIDE Seeds pavilion at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Yes, the Wildman himself will be on-hand to answer your most burning agronomic questions about not just wheat, but also corn, soybeans, forage production and more. From planting… Read More

Fendt fans will experience a unique combination of high performance and compact design when they climb into the cab of the new Fendt 500 Vario tractor. The German-engineered tractor integrates a range of features and innovations previously seen on Fendt’s higher-horsepower offerings into the 500 series of 125 to 165 HP tractors. “This is all… Read More

Last November, Syngenta announced the registration of Fortenza, a seed treatment for early-season cutworm control in canola. This year, the company received the go-ahead to use the same product for corn. Fortenza contains the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, a group 28 (diamide) insecticide, that moves through the xylem systems of the plant, controlling insects largely though ingestion…. Read More