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 Shaun Haney checks in with: Geneve Newcombe of Port Williams in the Annapolis Valley, N.S.; Tyler Lester of Bloomfield, Ont.; Riley Anderson of Red River Valley, Man.; and, Shane Strydhorst… Read More

We’re in the middle of peak seed selling season, as producers get crop plans in place for 2023. When selecting a variety, many producers wonder where to focus when looking at different options. Derwyn Hammond, western Manitoba agronomist with Pioneer Seeds Canada, says this year in Manitoba, especially on the canola side, there was a… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Today’s show is brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada. Guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: John Guelly of Westlock, Alta.; Katie Keddy of Annapolis Valley, N.S.; Mike Groot of southwestern Ont.; and Daryl Fransoo of Glaslyn, Sask. As well, don’t… Read More

Every growing season requires different skills, strategies, and ideas to solve the problems that are thrown the farmers’ way. To say that people are kept on their toes by each and every growing season is an understatement. This week on the Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio, I asked the panelists about an agronomic lesson… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada! We will hear from: Brett Israel of Mapleton, Ont.; Warren McCutcheon of Carmen, Man.; Leslie Ray Kelly of Watrous, Sask.; and Ethan Wallace of Seaforth, Ont. Also hear our spotlight interview with Derwyn Hammond, SW… Read More

Welcome to this Monday edition of RealAg Radio! You’ll hear agronomy-related content from: Horst Bohner, OMAFRA soybean specialist, talking about unevenly maturing soybeans; Nicole Penney of FS Partners, on feeding soil microbes with bio-based fertilizers; Derwyn Hammond of Pioneer, on flea beetle and cutworm concerns in canola; Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, talks about planting wheat… Read More

So far we have addressed seeding speed and seeding depth.  The last piece of this seeding triangle is the seeding rate.  Whether you are seeding canola, corn, soybeans or canola you need to make sure that you are seeding at a rate that allows you to get the proper emergence.  As Derwyn Hammond, Canola Council of… Read More

Last week, we discussed seeding speed and the need to keep your seeder at an adequate speed to achieve desired productivity but not lose the accuracy required to get the proper plant emergence and stand.  In terms of seeding depth a rule that I was taught long ago is that the smaller the seed, the… Read More

Seeding equipment continues to get larger and larger which allows for more acres to be covered in a day.  Even with the larger equipment some farmers still find it hard to control the speed of the tractor just so they can say that they covered so many acres in a day.  Everyone needs to remember… Read More


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