The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester will again go virtual in 2021. The organizing committees of these three highly successful in-field education and learning events are again partnering with crop researchers and extension, along with support from RealAgriculture and a host of sponsors to bring you a series… Read More

The organizers of conferences on soil health, grazing, and regenerative agriculture are joining forces to offer a one-stop-shop of events and activities. The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing, Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC), and Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) have connected their annual events and organizational activities via a jointly-signed memorandum of… Read More

The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and the advisory board for Canada’s Farm Show — formerly known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show — have decided the 2021 edition of the show is going to be held virtually. “Last year was a difficult year for everyone, globally,” says Tim Reid, president and CEO of REAL, in… Read More

The biennial farm equipment and ag technology showcase Agritechnica has been moved from its usual time of November to late winter, 2022. Organizers say the show will run from February 27 to March 5, 2022 at Hanover, Germany. The DLG (German Agricultural Society) hopes the four-month postponement will allow companies the “necessary certainty required for… Read More

We’ve focused a lot on the year that was 2020, with cancellation after cancellation, and general disappointment surrounding farm shows after March 2020. Now that we’ve almost made it 12 months since the official start of the global pandemic, it has us wondering what the next 12 months will look like. Recently, Chris Lane, chief… Read More

In 2020, Eric Watson broke his own world record when he harvested 258 bushels of wheat per acre on his Ashburton, New Zealand farm. It’s an astounding yield that Canadian farmers can only dream about. But are there crop management tips that farmers in this country can glean from Watson’s record-setting wheat? Bayer CropScience regional business… Read More

The continued growth of wild pig populations in Western Canada has Ontario regulators working to identify the extent of the problem in the province, and root out the invasive animals before populations establish. Wild pigs are defined as pigs that are not contained and can be found outside fences, says Bree Walpole, a senior policy… Read More

The world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery, Agritechnica, is still slated to take place later this year as planned. The organizer of the biennial show, DLG (German Agricultural Society), expects more than 2,000 exhibitors in Hanover, Germany from November 14 to 20, 2021. An accompanying online platform “Agritechnica digital” will begin in May. “The… Read More

Every conversation on soil health these days eventually comes around to the topic of organic matter. Does it really matter? What percentage should farmers have in their soil? How do you conserve organic matter? How do you build it? On this episode of Soil School, Bernard Tobin and University of Minnesota soil extension specialist Jodi… Read More