It’s time for Day 3 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario crop diagnostic days were back in the field on July 20 and 21, 2022, but only at Ridgetown campus University of Guelph. Not everyone could attend these two field days, so the organizing committees of these highly successful in-field education and learning events are… Read More

It’s time to talk all things agronomy on this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! In today’s fantastic line-up, you’ll hear: Marijke Vanderlaan of Syngenta, on timing plant growth regulators (PGRs) on winter wheat; RongRong Xian, BASF, on pre-seed weed scouting, and the importance of getting off to a clean start; Ben Rosser of the… Read More

When it comes to determining the right rate of nitrogen for your farm there’s nothing better than on-farm data. After a winter of talking with growers about escalating nutrient prices and the most economic rate of nitrogen (MERN), Ben Rosser, corn lead with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is encouraging… Read More

Planting corn into a cultivated strip provides many soil health and management benefits, but dealing with residue from the previous crop can prove challenging. In this video report from 2021 Ontario Diagnostic Days, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs corn specialist Ben Rosser and Anderson Agronomy Services agronomist Chad Anderson share what they’re learning from… Read More

It’s time for Day 7 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Wheat and soybean fungicide tips, tar spot control in corn, manganese deficiency, plant growth regulators and double crop soybeans are all featured in this episode. We’ll kick it off with Ontario… Read More

It’s time for Day 6 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Management tips for corn, soybeans and dry beans; learning lessons from your soil; and the role robotic technology plays on the farm are all featured in this episode. We’ll… Read More

On this Monday edition of RealAg Radio, we’ve got lots of great agronomic content. You’ll hear: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on wheat harvest (in the east and unfortunately in the west), fungicide decisions, and more; Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101 and AgriMetrix on spray drift; Dr. Meghan Vankosky of AAFC Saskatoon on cabbage seedpod weevil… Read More

It’s time for Day 7 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! In this episode, we’re talking management strategies for soybeans and corn — everything from planter setup, to replant decisions, and residue management. First up, is Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) soybean specialist Horst Bohner as he sets up to plant… Read More

It’s the start of a new week, and tractor are beginning to roll across the country as we head into the last week of April. And conveniently enough, it’s Agronomic Monday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Andrew Reid, technical marketing manager with BASF Canada, on early-spring weed control for your pulse crops;… Read More

Does timing matter in strip till? Will corn planted into fall-made strips out-yield spring strips? That’s just one of many questions corn growers are asking as strip tillage gains popularity as a reduced tillage option that delivers the benefits of conventional tillage, says Ben Rosser, corn lead for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and… Read More

One of the big benefits of strip tilling corn is the ability to place fertilizer directly into the berm or strip for greater nutrient efficiency. But as growers rotate out of strip-tilled corn, how can they assess the overall fertility of a field where nutrient placement was concentrated in specific areas? On this edition of… Read More

 

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