After being at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show this week, it’s very clear that the fate of farmers’ profitability rests firmly in the hands of Mother Nature. Starting in 2018, Mother Nature has not exactly been on friendly terms with farmers. The August rains brought significant DON issues to the corn crop, fall and winter conditions… Read More

Today’s episode comes from sunny Guelph, Ont., where some growers are finally able to hit the fields. On today’s show, with host Shaun Haney, you’ll hear: The top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Extremely dry conditions in parts of Saskatchewan are impacting pulse fields. Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy and seed program manager with Saskatchewan Pulse… Read More

It’s a bitterly cold Monday across much of Canada, however, it’s perfect timing for a guest RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney has lined up for today’s show. Drew Lerner, of World Weather Inc., shares his insight into what farmers may expect from  the Canadian weather forecast heading into seeding. You’ll also hear from Jessika Guse,… Read More

Growing a crop is not easy with all of the variables and factors impacting your decisions made and results achieved. If only we could make all agronomic decisions with hindsight, it would allow us to be way more effective agronomists and farmers. This year has brought its own challenges across Canada that have proven to… Read More

What’s the ideal depth for planting corn? What happens if you plant too shallow? In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, PRIDE Seeds agronomist Aaron Stevanus digs into a seeding depth trial to show how planting depth can impact early-season growth. We catch up with Stevanus at the company’s Elmira, ON, research site where he evaluates the… Read More

Not all corn fields are created equal. Some will produce higher profits when planted with a fixed ear hybrid, others will benefit from a flex ear hybrid, and some fields will perform best with a bit of both. In this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, Pride Seeds market agronomist Aaron Stevanus explains the basic difference… Read More

2017 may well be remembered for the spring that just kept on giving. From flooding to hail, Mother Nature threw just about every challenge imaginable at Ontario farmers during the early portion of the growing season. But despite difficult conditions that wreaked havoc on spring tillage, planting, weed control and nutrient application, farmers have persevered…. Read More