Category: Outdoor Farm Show

Talking to Farmers: Who’s Going to Win the Stanley Cup?

With the successful return of Sidney Crosby to the NHL after a long hiatus and a great deal of the country having received some pre winter blasts of snow and cold, hockey has pushed its way back into the spotlight. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to look into… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: What Will Your Corn Yields In Your Area Be?

The Canadian corn harvest is barely underway and it’s time to put some reputations on the line. Back in early September we asked some farmers at the Outdoor Farm Show what they thought corn yields would be like in their area. A great deal of producers got their corn in later than usual because of… Read more »

Talking to Farmers – What’s the Best Thing About Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is this country’s largest agricultural trade show. With over 700 exhibitors, the event draws close to 40,000 people over the course of three days. There is a lot for people to see and do. This year, RealAgriculture was lucky enough to be in attendance as well. Over the span of the… Read more »

AgNerds- Is RIM DEAD?

The price of the Blackberry Playbook continues to drop with Rogers employees being able to acquire them for as little as $250 Canadian. Whether or not that discount will be seen by consumers is anyones guess, but with horrific sales of only 200,000 units last quarter, any move to get more playbooks into the hands… Read more »

Wheat School: The Benefits of Starter Fertilizer in Ontario

What kind of benefit if any can we expect to see from placing fertilizer in with our seed? The question we lead off with in this episode of the Wheat School is: Starter fertilizer: Myth or Real? What follows is a solid case for the benefits of starter fertilizer from OMAFRA Cereal Expert Peter Johnson…. Read more »

Talking to Farmers: What Will Your Soybeans Yield in 2011?

The rain in Ontario has been hit or miss over this growing season. Some areas seem to have had good weather over the season, others have been hit with overly wet weather in the spring and dryer conditions over the summer. We wanted to see what effect that spotty weather has had on farmers, particularly… Read more »

Corn School : Will My Corn Finish?

Will it or won’t it? That’s the question on the mind of a great deal of Ontario farmers. Will that late planted corn finish? It’s a question that rests on a number of factors that tend to revolve around variety characteristics, geography, weather and of course, date planted. It’s also a question we thought could… Read more »

Why Should I Buy? — Corn Seed

This episode of “Why Should I Buy” may have you looking ahead to next spring as we talk to representatives from Syngenta, Dekalb, Pioneer and Pride Seeds regarding corn seed. Todays episode takes place from the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock Ontario where we talk to Bob Thirlwall of DEKALB, Steve Denys… Read more »

Agnerds: The Advantages of Podcasts While Your in the Tractor

This time of year can be exhausting. Long hours in the cab are a regular part of harvest time everywhere and farmers find themselves looking for anything to keep their minds engaged through the monotony of the tractor cab. Radio is a great option, but you find yourself at some point sick of the repetitive… Read more »

The Growth of the Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) on the Farm

At one time the farmer mainly used horses, then motorbikes, then quads and now the Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) has become a common tool on the farm. For many ranchers and farmers these utility vehicles have created a real sense of versatility and handiness. I must admit that when the UTV first was introduced I… Read more »

Using Land Rollers and Packers to Manage Soil and Rocks

Whenever I attend farm shows I always like to check out the different implements. When you travel out of your home region you tend to see different implements than your own. This is a great way to pick up on tools and techniques that are being used in different regions and maybe apply them to… Read more »

RC Planes Help Farmers Make Better Decisions

It continues to amaze me how fast and rapid technology is coming to agriculture to help farmers improve decision making.  Since the advent of GPS the possibilities are continually proving to be endless and……very cool. With the ability to take vegetative index readings and then make decisions within 24 hours is truly interesting. What really… Read more »

The Silage Bale Wrapper Provides Options for Livestock Producers

Minimizing the loss of silage is very important in any livestock operation whether you are running a dairy or a feedyard. Silage can be stored in a pit, silo or the bale wrapper. Proper storage is very important feeding requirements. What kind of silage storage you choose will somewhat depend on your farm location or… Read more »