The University of Guelph’s weeds team were big winners at the Weed Science Society of America’s National Weed Science Contest in Union City, Tennessee this past week The 17-member team of graduate and undergraduate students have been preparing for months to test their weed ID, herbicide symptomology, sprayer calibration and farmer problem solving against students… Read More

A Tuesday morning poll of Ontario agronomists, extension specialists, and crop retail representatives based in the southwestern region of the province indicates about two-thirds of the provincial soybean crop has been planted as of May 23. “That’s pretty awesome,” says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) soybean specialist Horst Bohner, adding that… Read More

Tonight’s episode of The Agronomists is dedicated to those rotten… you guessed it… root rots. Identification, rotation impacts, scouting tips, and likely culprits for canola, corn, and soybeans — host Lyndsey Smith covers it all. Joining her is Clint Jurke, of the Canola Council of Canada, and Alison Robertson, of Iowa State University. This episode… Read More

When it comes to soybean fertility, there are many different pieces of the puzzle we could look at. Tonight’s episode of The Agronomists focuses particularly on P and K management. Do starter and pop-up fertilizers make a significant impact on soybean performance compared to just broadcasting the crops’ nutrient needs? When do we soil test… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson to discuss a number of topics including: cool conditions and corn, tissue testing wheat, Group 14 resistant ragweed, and fall weed control results. We will then… Read More

ADAMA Canada has made its final decision regarding the sale of lambda-cyhalothrin products for the 2023 growing season, deciding to re-label and sell its Silencer and Zivata insecticides across Canada. The company says it has come to the decision after several months of consulting with retailers, farmers and industry organizations on the implications of the… Read More

Long-time contributor Bernard Tobin is now a full-time member of the RealAgriculture team. The Newfoundland native, who grew up on a dairy farm just outside St. John’s, has had a seat on the RealAgriculture bus for more than 10 years, but he’s always lent his talents to other media and communications projects as well. Over… Read More

For good reason, there’s been increased discussion about 4R nutrient management. This easy-to-remember moniker refers to increasing fertilizer use efficiency by considering the right rate, time, placement, and form of a product (usually nitrogen and phosphorus). The 4Rs are focused on fertilizer, but as Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, researcher with the University of Guelph noted in her… Read More

 

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