Looking for the latest information on a leaf disease invading your farm fields? Want to know how fungicides recommended for control or suppression stack up? Farmers and crop advisors will find all this and more when they visit cropprotectionnetwork.org, says University of Kentucky plant pathologist Carl Bradley.  The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is a multi-state… Read More

In 2015, Willard Jack was gearing up to tackle herbicide resistant Canada fleabane on his Belzoni, Mississippi farm. Five years later, that weed is just an afterthought as Jack is fully engaged in a fight with a much tougher resistant weed “monster” — Palmer amaranth. At the SouthWest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) last week at Ridgetown,… Read More

There was a time when most hoped that 2019 would turn out better than past challenging years, but the term “being 2019’d” has come to mean…well, insult being added to injury. From the ‘harvest from hell’ in the west, to wet, nasty weather hindering Ontario’s harvest, and now a rail strike already limiting propane access… Read More

Today’s top ag news starts with a discussion on Statistics Canada’s July production report, which estimates 2019 production to fall in wheat, corn for grain, canola, and soybeans, compared to 2018. Host Shaun Haney and news lead Jessika Guse also cover Canadian agriculture’s contribution to GDP, labour shortages, and more. Then, we hear about: An… Read More

It’s Thursday. Today on the show (after the obligatory basketball talk): Top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse. Soy Canada’s Ron Davidson on soybean growers, trade disruption, and his thoughts on direct compensation. Are soybeans different than canola? The markets and planting progress with Brian Voth of IntelliFARMInc. Carlo Dade of the Canada West Foundation… Read More

By Sean Mitchell and Dr. Alfons Weersink As wet planting conditions persist across Ontario, many growers have switching on their mind: should they switch to shorter-season corn hybrids or even leave corn in the bag and plant soybeans? From an economic perspective, the best choice is likely to switch to shorter-season corn with lower heat… Read More