Many cattle producers in west central and southwest Saskatchewan are once again facing extreme drought conditions, and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the federal government to introduce a tax-deferral option for those producers who have no choice but to liquidate a portion of their herd. Scott Owens, vice president of APAS,… Read More

Should Ontario winter wheat growers apply a T3 fungicide to protect the crop from fusarium infection? That’s the question RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and University of Guelph associate professor Dave Hooker tackle on this episode of the Wheat School. When it comes to yield response, extensive research conducted by Hooker and his colleagues indicate that, on average,… Read More

From extremely dry conditions in Alberta to very wet conditions in Manitoba, and Saskatchewan getting everything in between, this years’ seeding progress is equally varied. Starting in Alberta, as of the last provincial crop report for the week ending May 24, 73 per cent of crops were in the ground, which is slightly behind the five-year… Read More

After a string of storms tore through parts of Saskatchewan early this spring, many cattle producers sustained losses which severely impacted their bottom line. The current eligibility requirements for disaster relief programs has left some producers with no relief at all. The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) provides assistance to residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, First… Read More

Manitoba farmers are finally able to start getting seed in the ground following a string of spring storms that had some areas of the province receiving over 260 per cent of normal annual rainfall. The excess moisture has been the topic of conversation for numerous weeks now with June fast approaching, along with the threat… Read More

Soybean planting is marching on in Ontario. Acres planted across the province vary depending on soil type, but the consensus is, the crop has passed the 50 per cent planted mark and growers will be pushing to plant the remainder of the crop by month end. For many growers, the job now is to assess… Read More

Much of Ontario’s corn crop has shot out of the ground and is carrying tremendous yield potenial as June draws near. But while many growers are reporting corn emerging as quickly as five days after planting, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson has noticed a significant number of corn kernels that are corkscrewing underground, with plants struggling… Read More

As the wet spring continues in Manitoba, growers are looking for ways to get their crops planted as fast as possible. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson has been getting plenty of questions on whether broadcast seeding wheat is an alternative for growers as the calendar turns toward June. In this video, he says broadcasting wheat seed… Read More

Weather is the one subject we just can’t help but talk about. As I sit here in southern Alberta and look out at the rain drops — albeit, not large amounts of it, but hey it’s rain — finally pitter-pattering against the window, I’m thinking about rainy-day traditions. On our farm, since we do live… Read More

Xarvio Field Manager, from BASF Digital Farming, has expanded its weather station device connectivity options for farmers in collaboration with METOS Canada. With the integration of weather data collected from METOS Canada, and xarvio’s Field Manager agronomic algorithms and models, farmers will have access to enhanced crop production decisions for fields and field zones, BASF… Read More

 

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