Tag: DEKALB

Reseeded Canola Acres Could Exceed 1 Million

It’s looking like over a million acres of canola will be or has been reseeded in Western Canada this year, with frost in Manitoba to blame for the majority of those acres. “We’re still getting a handle on how much seed actually moved into the affected areas. We know that between what the retail network moved and… Read more »

The State of the Soybean Crop in Ontario — An Early Fall Update

The Real Agriculture team took in the sights and sounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show this week at Woodstock, Ontario, and if there was one thing in on the minds of farmers it was the approaching harvest season. There’s more than a little concern about the maturity of the corn and soybean crop, and significant disease… Read more »

Momentum Tour – Brandon Wrap Up – Fast Cars, Ag-Teases and Cornification

You probably noticed myself and Lyndsey tweeting rapidly last week using the hasgtag, #momentumtour.  We joined the Monsanto Momentum Tour on the Brandon stop and had a great time.  Monsanto is touring across the prairie provinces to show growers the latest in its two trait releases. Here is our wrapup from Brandon, and as usual… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks Ontario — Ep.4: Getting Itchy For Spring

As Ontario farmers get home from Southwest Ag Conference and FarmSmart, everyone is probably getting itchy for spring. The only thing maybe holding us back is the horrible snow storms that we have been getting. Planting does seem far away but like always at this time of year it is closer than we think. In… Read more »

The Best Christmas Promo Gift This Year Was From Dekalb

There are good Christmas gifts and then there are great Christmas gifts. Dekalb did a great job this year by giving me a Dekalb branded scotch glass.  Truly the gift that keeps on giving, provided that the bottle of Glenrothes is not empty. Let us know what promo gifts that you got from companies this… Read more »

Why Should I Buy? The Canola Seed Edition

Ah, October — when farmers’ thoughts turn to fall field work, turkey dinners and canola seed.  2012 was a tough year for the oilseed, there’s no doubt, but a difficult growing season can really highlight the strengths and weaknesses in your canola seed genetics. While some will stick with the tried and true, others are… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Will the Ideal 2011 Harvest Continue?

For most of the west, this harvest season has been ideal. Warm to hot weather accompanied by warmer than normal nights made for some late nights and some early starts during the beginning of the season. Even with the great weather, farmers are still pushing their limits as that nagging sense of “it will all… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Ontario Soybean Harvest Weather Forecast

Soybean harvest is underway and farmers throughout Ontario are geared to go. This time of year gets farmers particularly antsy and edgy as we ride the line between seasons. That line can bring with it all kinds of instability and a host of random weather events that can make harvest a long drawn out process…. Read more »

Why Should I Buy? – Soybean Seed

Soybean harvest is about to get revved up in Ontario and farmers get to see firsthand just how well their varieties performed. Now is the time when farmers start to evaluate some of the claims attached to their soybean seed suppliers and maybe do some coffee shop comparisons. Considering the obvious factors like planting date… Read more »

Why Should I Buy? — Corn Seed

This episode of “Why Should I Buy” may have you looking ahead to next spring as we talk to representatives from Syngenta, Dekalb, Pioneer and Pride Seeds regarding corn seed. Todays episode takes place from the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock Ontario where we talk to Bob Thirlwall of DEKALB, Steve Denys… Read more »