With the winter wheat crop advancing quickly and soybeans prices hovering around $18, there’s lots of chatter in Ontario about double cropping soybeans in 2021. The topic commanded the attention of agronomists, researchers and agribusiness reps for almost 20 minutes at this week’s virtual Ridgetown Agribusiness meeting. With the stars aligning, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,… Read More

The roller coaster ride continues for Ontario’s winter wheat crop. It’s been a spring full of weather highs and lows but AGRIS Co-op agronomist Dale Cowan says the development of the crop is running about 10 days ahead of schedule in the southwest region of the province. Cowan told agronomists, researchers, and agribusiness reps gathered… Read More

Sollio Agriculture has signed a partnership agreement with METOS Canada in order to offer a weather-based data service to its farmer customers. METOS will supply stations and data loggers, agricultural weather sensors, software, and related services for Sollio’s clients. The partnership complements Sollio’s existing technology offering through the AgConnexion integrated digital platform. “The tools available through METOS… Read More

This week’s Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio has confirmed one thing: there is some serious drought out there — especially across the southern parts of Western Canada. The severity changes pending what pocket you belong to, but even areas such as the Palliser Triangle, which is known for its dry climate, is facing extreme… Read More

If you’re on the Canadian Prairies, chances are you could likely describe this winter as “meh.” There hasn’t been a lot of snowfall in most areas, and temperatures — until the last week or so — have been fairly mild. Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, agrees, calling it a “boring winter”… 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

Let’s face it — the prairies are no stranger to winds. However, Wednesday’s wind events have wreaked some intense havoc across southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, and the pressure system is expected to continue heading east. This isn’t just a matter of 20 km/hr winds — many areas have experienced 80 km/hr and up winds,… Read More

 

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