Welcome this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Ken Currah, agronomist at BASF, on fungicide strategies in corn; Meghan Vankosky, field crop entomologist at AAFC, Saskatoon, for a chat about pea leaf weevil; Dale Cowan, AGRIS Co-op agronomist, talks about nitrogen fixation in corn; Nate Ort, agronomy specialist at Canola… Read More

What if corn, like soybeans, could fix its own nitrogen? It’s a question agronomist Dale Cowan and his team at AGRIS Co-operative are tackling this summer as they test a biological product that promises to help corn plants fix nitrogen, when applied directly on the seed, in pop-up fertilizer, and through foliar application between the… Read More

Weather is the ultimate source for small talk, and rainfall is perhaps the most talked about — from how much, to when, to not enough, and on too much. For this episode of the Corn School, Bernard Tobin asks Dale Cowan, senior agronomist at AGRIS C0-operative, about how much rain a corn crop needs throughout… Read More

With the winter wheat crop advancing quickly and soybean prices hovering around $18, there’s a lot of chatter in Ontario about double cropping soybeans in 2021. The topic commanded the attention of agronomists, researchers and agribusiness reps for almost 20 minutes at this week’s virtual Ridgetown Agribusiness meeting. With the stars aligning, Ontario Ministry of… Read More

The roller coaster ride continues for Ontario’s winter wheat crop. It’s been a spring full of weather highs and lows but AGRIS Co-op agronomist Dale Cowan says the development of the crop is running about 10 days ahead of schedule in the southwest region of the province. Cowan told agronomists, researchers, and agribusiness reps gathered… Read More

As Canada celebrates Victoria Day, fieldwork is going full-steam ahead. For this Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio, we’ve got: Improving canola seedling survival and resilience, with Russell Trischuk; Growing soybeans for high-protein forage, with Clare Kinlin; Estimated corn emergence based on CHUs, with Dale Cowan; and, A deep-dive into soybean best management practices, with Horst… Read More

 

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