So many decisions that influence yield need to be made throughout the growing season, and it begins with the optimal seeding rate. As discussed in this Wheat School episode, seeding rate is a factor in tillering, tiller timing, and head size. The ideal seeding rate can also help with a smoother harvest and to time… Read More

Bunge’s proposed acquisition of Viterra could result in more than $700 million in annual economic losses to farmers, according to a new report authored by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan. The study, conducted by Drs. Richard Gray, James Nolan, and Peter Slade, received research support from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), Alberta… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson to discuss using a land roller to snow, soil testing, and more! Also hear from Ruoxi Xia with Alberta Grains on seeding rates and tackling seed borne diseases… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson to discuss stripper headers, optimal corn plant population, and more. There’s also a spotlight interview with Dr. Meagan Vankosky of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on the Field Heroes… Read More

Alberta Grains, the new organization formed through the amalgamation of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, held its first annual general meeting this week at Calgary. The organization named its inaugural board, with Tara Sawyer as chair. Scott Jespersen will serve as first vice-chair, and Devin Hartzler as second vice-chair. Sawyer, who farms near Acme, … Read More

Michael Flynn has been named as the first executive director for Alberta Grains. Alberta Grains is the new organization created by the amalgamation of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, as of August 1, 2023. Flynn brings diverse experience in policy development, stakeholder engagement, and operations management to the organization and is poised to make… Read More

After six years of moving toward becoming one entity, Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission will become Alberta Grains as of August 1, 2023. “Alberta Grains will build on the strengths of both organizations to create a unified voice for the province’s 18,000 wheat and barley farmers. With a focus on economic sustainability, innovation… Read More

 

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