Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS), have announced that a vaccine candidate for African Swine Fever (ASF) has passed an important safety test required for regulatory approval, moving the vaccine one step closer to commercial availability. African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, whose… Read More

The Government of Canada has released a discussion document and opened public consultation to begin a review of specific provisions of the Pest Control Products Act. The review, listed in the health minister’s mandate letter, is looking for ideas and input of Canadians and stakeholders on how the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) can “transform” its work… Read More

It’s International Women’s Day! Thanks for checking out RealAg Radio. This show is co-hosted by Lyndsey Smith and Kara Oosterhuis, featuring an interview with Fiona Jochum, farmer from Manitoba, plus an excerpt from last night’s episode of The Agronomists with Deb Campbell of Agronomy Advantage, and Anne Kirk of Manitoba Agriculture. And, listen on for a… Read More

Trying to tackle the enormity that is recognizing leading women in agriculture left me so overwhelmed, I ended up being unable to even begin to write or interview. In order to overcome the inertia, I decided instead to focus on one aspect of the industry and tip the hat to some notable scientists who also… Read More

This just in! There are strange markings showing up on spray nozzles all over Canada. What could these numbers and letters possibly mean? It’s time for the long-awaited next instalment of Exploding Sprayer Myths with Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101. Acting as their alter-egos, Chuck Underhand and Tip Heavily, the dynamic duo… Read More

Farmers are known for their independent, get ‘er done mentality, and seemingly endless energy for putting in the required work to get those things done. But no farmer truly works alone — whether it’s an agronomist, a marketing pro, or an equipment technician, most farmers know it takes a team of professionals to keep a… Read More

 

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