It’s nothing personal, Stratego fungicide, but it’s time for a sprucing up. Winter wheat and soybean growers should soon have access to Stratego Pro, says Allan Kaastra, with Bayer CropScience. The new formulation swaps out propiconazole with prothioconazole, and should be available for farmers to use by 2015, pending appropriate regulatory approvals. Kaastra says Stratego… Read More

Palmer amaranth could be the next glyphosate resistance weed problem for Ontario farmers. University of Arkansas weed scientist Jason Norsworthy calls it “pigweed on steroids.” Norsworthy, who first saw glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth in Arkansas in 2006, says the weed can grow two to three inches a day after it reaches four inches tall. “You can… Read More

With 2,500 acres of identity preserved (IP) soybeans in the ground, Sheppland Farms, based at Selkirk, Ontario, is one of the largest IP soy growers in Ontario. For Scott Sheppard, who farms with his father and brother, IP soys have turned out to be a great fit for the farm. The heavy clay soil makes… Read More

It looks like Ontario’s corn crop will not see the shrinking acreage that many predicted as planting drags into June. That’s the word from Brian Hall, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s canola and edible bean specialist. Hall reports that the consensus coming out of a meeting of agronomists from across central Ontario this week… Read More

The agriculture and food industry lives and breathes in rural Ontario. While farmers have their eyes sharply focused on the needs of their business, they’re also concerned about the Ontario government’s vision for small town economies and the services farmers and rural people require. In this Ontario Election 2014 podcast, RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin speaks with… Read More