Soybeans are a handy crop in rotation, as it fixes its own nitrogen, through N-fixing nodules on its roots. But soybeans still need a full compliment of other macro and micronutrients to reach maximum yields. To discuss identifying, correcting, and avoiding micronutrient deficiencies, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by guests Aaron Stevanus of the Mosaic… Read More

When should growers apply nitrogen during the growing season to help their soybean crop optimize yield? That’s a question Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soybean specialist Horst Bohner tackles in this 2021 Ontario Diagnostic Days video report. Bohner kicks off the discussion with help from Aaron Stevanus, agronomist and Mosaic technical sales manager. For Stevanus,… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, where you’ll hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, for an Ontario ag update. Also catch more of that soybean discussion in last week’s Wheat Pete’s Word; Tanis Sirski, agronomist with Corteva Agriscience and Pioneer Seeds Canada; and, Aaron Stevanus of Mosaic Company, for a clip from… Read More

The soil health benefits of growing a forage crop, such as alfalfa, are well documented. Traditionally a staple crop on livestock farms, alfalfa delivers increased biomass, especially in its root structure where the plant boasts a large tap root which contributes to soil health, while reducing compaction. There’s also increased organic matter and water-holding capacity,… Read More

It’s time to talk soil health, nutrient management, and more on Day 5 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Cover crops, soil compaction, topsoil sampling and soybean fertility are the focus of this episode. We’ll kick it off with cover… Read More

It’s time for agronomy hot topics on Day 4 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Crop nutrition, weed control and planting depth and timing are the focus of this episode. We kick it off with Ontario Ministry of  Agriculture, Food… Read More

Thanks for joining us for our Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. We’re always happy to bring you the latest information concerning your farm or ranch. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, on managing tough residues in the fall; Jeremy Boychyn of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, with… Read More

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

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