Choosing a location for grain bag storage is perhaps one of the most critical moves you can make in mitigating the risk of predatory damage and spoilage due to weather. But, as you well know, the responsibility doesn’t end when the grain bag is sealed. Monitoring throughout the winter months is essential in ensuring good… Read More

If ever you’ve wanted to sneak a peek inside an engine’s inner workings, now’s your chance. The Case IH booth at Red Deer’s Agri-Trade event had a neat set up — a window into the whirly bits of the CVT transmission on its high horsepower tractors. Read More: See more tractor videos here. RealAgricutlure.com’s field… Read More

Well, it’s official. The busy winter conference season is upon us, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. This week, the RealAgriculture.com team took in Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., and the first-ever Cereals North America conference. Also on this week was the Royal in Toronto, and though we didn’t make it there, we did… Read More

Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand at Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., today to announce over $25 million in funding support for the the National Wheat Improvement Project (NWIP). The Government of Canada, along with the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA)… Read More

Talking to Farmers: What Were Your Yields Like In Western Canada?

Another year gone and another harvest in the books for farmers in the West. This year had its share of difficulties, with wet conditions delaying and in some cases completely destroying efforts to get a crop in in some areas. For those farmers that did get a crop in, the threat of disease loomed heavy… Read More

With the successful return of Sidney Crosby to the NHL after a long hiatus and a great deal of the country having received some pre winter blasts of snow and cold, hockey has pushed its way back into the spotlight. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to look into… Read More

  The CWBs latest attempt to rally support and gain a hearing is an ad campaign designed under the name “stop the steamroller“. The print, radio and video campaign focuses on a steamroller with the caption ” This is how the Harper government harvests Canadian wheat”. The ads, paid for by CWB pool funds, were… Read More

Are All Canadian Farm Shows the Same?

By Shaun Haney Its that time of year that we all take a deep breath. Agricultural tradeshow season is over and now its time to get down to the business of farming.  This winter I have been across the country at the majority of the major farm shows. Many of the tradeshow booths are the… Read More

AgriTrade 2009: Glyphosate Damage & Peas

I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked Sarah Foster from 20/20 Seed Labsabout how they are finding lower germination results in peas this winter due to glyphosate damage.  It is essential that you test your saved seed before you make any plans on planting.  Planting high quality seed is critical to giving yourself… Read More

AgriTrade 2009 - Managing Soil Compaction with Tire Technology

I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked to Shawn Lunn from Michelin Tire about some of the ways that tire manufacturers are trying to reduce the amount of soil compaction.

AgriTrade 2009: Single Shoot vs. Double Shoot Openers

I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked to Dave Bergen from GEN Manufacturing about some of the key things a farmer should keep in mind when deciding to use single shoot or double shoot openers.

 

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