Wheat School: Who is the GFO?

We have no shortage of farmer led groups in Canada. Almost every crop has a growers association that represents their interests in Ottawa, tries to create demand for the commodity with end users and consumers, supports the agronomics of the crop and provides services to the members. Many times this can feel disjointed and does… Read More

Wheat School: Be Careful When Spraying After Cool Nights

Across the country we continue to see winter like conditions. Corn has suffered significant frost damage in Ontario and farmers in the western provinces continue to battle snow drifts. In-climate whether sometimes forces farmers to crowd suggested spraying windows and gamble on the effectiveness of the product or risk unwanted damage to the crop itself…. Read More

Canola School: What is the Ideal Seeding Rate?

So far we have addressed seeding speed and seeding depth.  The last piece of this seeding triangle is the seeding rate.  Whether you are seeding canola, corn, soybeans or canola you need to make sure that you are seeding at a rate that allows you to get the proper emergence.  As Derwyn Hammond, Canola Council of… Read More

Wheat School: Why I Grow Wheat in Ontario

Wheat is a major crop around the world. I believe that there is a wheat harvest happening in every month of the year somewhere in the world. One of the interesting stories about wheat is that it is grown for many different different reasons depending on where you are in the world. For the farmers… Read More

Canola School: Field Selection, Seeding Speed, Seeding Rate

In this segment Matt Stanford walks us through the key points in field selection, the proper canola seeding speed and obtaining the proper seeding rate. All three things are key factors in getting a great stand. In canola growing, cutting corners can cause pain through the growing season.

Biological products, such as inoculants for pulses and soybeans, have been around a very long time, but the ever-expanding world of biological products now means that growers have options for hundreds of products that are supposed to do everything from stimulating root growth, to helping plants recover from hail, to fixing nitrogen. To help evaluate… Read More

We learned a long time ago that our RealAgriculture audience is diverse and vast — and particular. Those who listen to podcasts and the radio show maybe don’t watch a lot of videos, or those of you who like to read posts maybe aren’t into listening online. It’s why we put a lot of effort… Read More

As the holidays approach, two things become increasingly true: we have a much clearer picture of the final tally of the growing season, and it’s never been more timely to reach out and check in with those you maybe haven’t spoken with in a while. For this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson… Read More

It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Meagen Reed with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers on the impact from aphanomyces; Hear a clip from our Soil School on soil types and potassium availability with Plant Nutrition Canada chief scientist Tom Bruulsema; Dr. Dave Hooker with the University of Guelph… Read More

A soybean grower in Georgia has set a new world record for soybean yield, surpassing the mark established by one of his mentors. Alex Harrell of Smithville, GA, harvested 206.7997 bu/ac on August 23, breaking fellow Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy’s previous record of 191 bu/ac set in 2019. Together with his father, Harrell planted the… Read More

Wet, humid conditions can cause corn diseases to advance quickly. The usual suspects are always a concern: Northern corn leaf blight, gibberella ear rot, and more, but a new-to-Ontario disease, tar spot, has been harder to predict when it comes to threat level. In 2022, early indications showed the disease was present but a dry… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney! We will hear an interview with Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie Claude Bibeau on the decisions made on MRLs and cosmetic pesticide use. We will also hear an interview from RealAgriculture’s Kara… Read More

 

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