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Corn School: Taking a Bite Out of Western Bean Cutworm

Western bean cutworm took a big bite out of many Ontario cornfields in 2016 as high populations of the pest caused increased levels of fusarium and gibberella ear rot. With the pest expected to overwinter and be a threat again in 2017, many growers are asking whether they need to spray and when. Real Agriculture… Read more »

RealAgriculture Team Cleans Up at Canadian Farm Writer Awards

The Canadian Farm Writers Federation held its annual national meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. from Thursday through Saturday, wrapping up with the annual awards banquet at the (reportedly haunted) Delta Bessborough. Starting the night off right, video editor extraordinaire, Jason Stroeve, brought home gold for his work with Tom Wolf, Jason Deveau, and Bern Tobin on Spray Tips Special… Read more »

Canola School: Tiny Bubbles in the Canopy

If you attended this year’s canolaPALOOZA in Lacombe, you might still be singing Don Ho’s Tiny Bubbles. The 1966 release drifted through the air alongside hundreds, if not thousands, of tiny iridescent soap bubbles. The bubbles — and the hit earworm — were part of a spray demonstration that was organized to help producers visualize spray droplets,… Read more »

Soybean School: Refining the Soybean Aphid Threshold to Factor in Friendly Bugs

When soybean aphids start multiplying in soybean fields, the decision to spray is typically triggered by the number of aphids found on each plant. The threshold for growers in Western Canada is usually reached when there are an average of 250 aphids per plant on 80 percent of the plants. The population should still be… Read more »

Pulse School: Deciding on a Second App of Fungicide

Round one of fungicide application is done, but it’s starting to wear off and conditions are still conducive for disease. Knowing what your peas and/or lentils are worth this year, do you take the sprayer out or hire a plane for a second fungicide application? It’s a scenario growers in parts of Western Canada are finding… Read more »

Crop Connect ’16: Easier, Cheaper & Safer — Drones Coming of Age in Ag

As drones have gained mainstream popularity over the last year or two, they’ve become easier to fly, cheaper and safer than ever before, making them more practical and obtainable for use in agriculture. “The technology is so refined, a lot of producers now are starting to see the benefits,” says UAV specialist and pilot Chad Colby of Colby… Read more »

A Very TWORA Christmas

A special(?) holiday edition of TWORA: ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the land RealAggies (or Agros?) were thinking about the year we’ve had Not our regular podcast this week, not the same TWORA, We’re looking back on 15 — officially, the year of our soil So as the stockings are hung by… Read more »

TechTour: Raven’s Hawkeye Precision Nozzle Control

How far off are we from having individual nozzle shut-off and control? We’re not there yet, says Doug Prairie, with Raven, but new nozzle controls systems are improving spray precision dramatically. In this episode of  TechTour, brought to you by Dow AgroSciences, Prairie sits down with Real Agriculture founder Shaun Haney to talk Raven’s new… Read more »

Seller Beware: Avoiding Mistakes That Make a Crop Difficult to Market

Nobody wants to be stuck with a crop that suddenly has no market, especially when it’s due to avoidable circumstances. While Canada’s regulatory process and international trade policies are designed to prevent situations where residues from pesticides and other tools used to grow crops become trade obstacles, each farmer must still carry out their own due diligence…. Read more »

TechTour Live

Register Today Elevate your farm business at a TechTour LIVE one-day farm business seminar near you Join RealAgriculture, in partnership with Dow AgroSciences, for this fun and informative day of learning. Industry experts within business development and agronomics will be there to deliver practical and useful tips, insights, updates on industry mergers and what it… Read more »

Gaining Ground: Managing On-Farm Fly Populations

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he persistent buzz and tickle of tiny feet on my face early this morning as the sun rose reminded me that fly season has reached our part of the country once again. Hopefully, most of you will have started your fly management activities months ago, but for those a little slow off the bat, or… Read more »

This Week on RealAg — The February 14th Edition

Bad news out of Manitoba this morning, as the first suspected case of porcine epidemic diarrhea is awaiting confirmation from the disease lab here in Winnipeg. The Chief Vet’s office has already confirmed the infection at a wean to finish operation in hog-heavy southeastern Manitoba, but until the lab confirms it it’s still only suspected…. Read more »

Soybean School: Introducing the Aphid Advisor App

Having trouble deciding whether or not to spray for soybean aphids? Well, you’re in luck: there’s an app for that! In this episode of Soybean School, Tracey Baute, emtomologist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, introduces The Aphid Advisor App, which uses pest and beneficial insect data collected by the user, in addition… Read more »

Wheat School: Is the Double Nozzle a Must for Fusarium Control?

Fusarium head blight, or tombstone blight, is slowly moving west, and growers in regions not traditionally accustomed to fusarium are beginning to see premature bleaching/blighting of wheat heads and shriveled seeds caused by the pathogen. Fusarium doesn’t just affect the grade and yield of a wheat field, it may also contaminate wheat kernels with mycotoxins… Read more »

Pulse School: Recognizing Downy Mildew in Peas & What to do About It

Applying fungicides to pulses early is crucial, particularly with polycyclic diseases which can spread through the canopy quickly. Downy mildew is one of these polycyclic diseases, but it’s trickier than most to control due to a few factors, says Kan-Fa Chang, research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Chang says limited fungicide options makes in-crop… Read more »