With the recent very dry conditions, the Ontario corn crop has quickly moved from one of very high expectations to begging for water.  This week while I was at the Canadian Seed Trade Meeting (CSTA) in Charlottetown many of the seed companies relayed the message to me that the majority of the province needs rain badly in the next… Read More

RealAgriculture.com has launched a new online resource for Canadian soybean growers in partnership with PRIDE Seeds, HiStick N/T and Cruiser Maxx Beans. As part of the On-Line Soybean School, RealAgriculture.com will publish a full schedule of episodes on soybean agronomy, markets and end use issues that can be found at SoybeanSchool.com. For many soybean growers the opportunity to… Read More

Wheat School - Ontario Wheat Harvest & Price Update

Overall the wheat harvest in Ontario has gone well. Some areas have experienced lower than ideal yields but the quality has been very good. With corn and soybeans showing strength the concern or opportunity for Ontario wheat growers is quite interesting. What impact will one million wheat acres have on price? Will the high levels… Read More

Canola School - Canola Market Analysis - Jon Driedger, Farmlink Marketing Solutions

Demand for canola from crushers has remained strong throughout the summer months, stocks are tight and exports are good. That being said, harvest is just around the corner and a number of questions will be answered regarding actual acres and yield potential.  Everyone is aware of the disastourous year that Western Manitoba and Easter Saskatchewan have… Read More

Wheat School - Has Wheat Reached It's Yield Ceiling? - Phil Needham

Is there a yield ceiling on wheat? In this episode of the Wheat School we put that question to Phil Needham of Needham Ag Technologies. The answer to that question is not as simple as a blanket yes or no. With every field and every farmer being different, that question is best answered by the… Read More

Wheat School - Is It Too Late to Plant Wheat in Western Canada? - Dr. Ross McKenzie

If you are a farmer who planned on seeding wheat this year and you haven’t yet, it’s decision time. It’s June already, and there are a number of factors to consider when it comes to deciding whether to seed wheat or not to seed wheat. Economics are a major influence considering the spread between wheat… Read More

Wheat School: Selecting Nozzles for Fungicide Application To Maximize Effectiveness

With the supremely wet weather that has been significantly delaying corn and soybean. Another one of the impacts of this wet weather is the need to consider fungicides for your wheat crop.  Wet conditions tend to bring on disease and that can dampen your yield expectations if not handled accordingly. Phil Needham is a leading… Read More

Wheat School - The Importance of Seeding by 1000 Kernel Weight and Plants Per Sqaure Foot- Ken Panchuk

Establishing a seeding rate brings with it some rituals. One of those rituals can be observed when a farmer comes to pick up their seed out of a bin. Without fail, the first thing that farmer does is run his into the stream of seed and take a good hard look at it. Seeing is… Read More

Wheat School: Wheat is the Next Frontier - Rob Hannam

Wheat is a crop that is grown around the world.  There is a harvest somewhere in the world every month of the year.  The winds of change have been blowing in the wheat industry with the influx of new breeding and trait development capital from the private sector.  Many insiders are expecting changes to the… Read More

Corn Market Update Based on the Surprising USDA Market Report - Jon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing Canada

As we discussed with Dana Omland from Palmerston Grain last week, the USDA report shocked the market.  With corn yields being revised lower in the US, many producers are wondering what is the deal with the next year of commodity prices.  Will we see a repeat of 2007 or a quick trade and then the… Read More

Wheat School - The USDA Shocks the Market - Dana Omland

The market just continues to get tossed around based on acreage, yield and carry out numbers from Stats Can and the USDA.  Today it was the USDA’s turn as they broke the news that they have revised their corn yield estimates down to 155 bu per acre from 160 bu per acre.  It has been… Read More

 

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