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

Welcome to this Monday edition of RealAg Radio. Thanks for stopping by. On today’s show you’ll hear: Dr. Clarence Swanton of the University of Guelph, on how starting clean is critical; Jeremy Boychyn of Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, to talk about survivability of winter wheat; Autumn Barnes of Canola Council of Canada will talk… Read More

Today’s episode of the show is coming at you from “bitterly cold” Saskatoon, Sask., where host Shaun Haney is covering the Western Canadian Crop Production Show. After a brief discussion on the winter weather, hear: BIG announcements on TechTourLIVE 2020; A product spotlight with Derek Johnson, with AGI; Resident agronomist Peter Johnson talks about rain… Read More

It’s time for farmers to be thinking about seeding winter wheat, but many questions still remain around the crop such as: when do I seed it? What sort of yields can I expect? How frost resistant is the variety? Always top of mind for this crop, too, is fertility — how much is enough and… Read More

Ontario’s winter wheat crop has been fighting an uphill battle ever since last fall and the struggle will likely continue right through to harvest. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Wheat School, agronomist Peter Johnson explains that the highly variable crop will likely mean harvesting headaches. Last week at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown College… Read More

Ontario’s unplanted acres hold the potential for outstanding 2020 winter wheat yields, but growers will have to manage disease risks while planting early to turn that potential into profit, says RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson. Across the province, heavy clay soils, especially in the Niagara Region and Essex County, have not been planted. Johnson has had… Read More

Ontario is dotted with fields of “wimpy wheat.” That’s what RealAgriculture agronomist, Peter Johnson is calling late-emerging, thin, spindly winter wheat that lacks vigour and did not tiller. In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, Johnson explains these plants are simply suffering from cold injury after a rugged Ontario fall and an equally tumultuous spring… Read More

Ontario winter wheat growers have been expecting an unimpressive winter wheat stand, but early feedback from farmers and agronomists is proving that the 2019 crop may be even worse than expected. The sooner farmers can evaluate wheat stands properly the better, but conditions haven’t been conducive to the crop breaking dormancy. If the crop looks… Read More

 

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