On this Tuesdays with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Tim McAllister with Agriculture and Agri Food Canada on the draft methane and carbon offset protocol for beef cattle; Greg Cherewyk with Pulse Canada on India’s removal of tariff on pea imports; Hear a clip from The Agronomists with Nick… Read More

Dealing with herbicide resistant weeds or trying to control weeds without access to certain herbicides really equates to the same thing — finding alternative means to control weeds. For attendees at Agritechnica, that meant a focus on iron, from inter-row and around the plant cultivation, to precision tillage, but also into the spot-spray realm. To… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition on RealAg Radio, brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada! On this week’s Farmer Rapid Fire, host Lyndsey Smith checks in with: Brendan Byrne of Essex, Ont; Dan Petker of Norfolk, Ont; Wilco van Meijl of Rapid, City, Man; and, Gerry Hertz of Edenwold, Sask. Plus, we… Read More

Minimizing erosion, better crop inputs management and higher corn yields is what Port Rowan, Ont., farmer Dan Petker was looking for when he adopted strip tillage five years ago. Farming with his family on the shores of Lake Erie, Petker turned to strip till — the process of minimizing tillage by cultivating eight-inch wide strips… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Guest host Lyndsay Smith is joined by: Gerrit Herrema of Uxbridge, Ont.; Dan Petker of Norfolk, Ont.; Kresten Jorgensen of Special Areas, Alta.; and Jason Kehler of Carman, Man. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Lyndsey… Read More

We’re painting this episode of The Agronomists red — for red clover! On this episode, Dr. Dave Hooker, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, and Dan Petker, farmer and red clover grower extraordinaire from Port Rowan, Ont., join host Shaun Haney for a thorough discussion on being successful with cover crops, not just red clover. SUMMARY… Read More

Shorten soybean maturity, plant early, add a seed inoculant, topdress humic acid, bump up the sulphur, and add in some 20-inch rows — it’s all part of what makes Dan Petker a ‘Real’ wheat farmer, says RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson. On this Wheat School episode, Johnson travels to Port Rowan, Ont., to get the scoop… Read More


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