Tag: Doug Alderman

How Long Can Farmers Stick With Xtend Soybeans?

Monsanto is still confident Canadian farmers will be able to plant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans this spring, but seed dealers and partners are working diligently on Plan B to ensure seed alternatives. The company continues to hold hope that it will receive European Union (EU) approval for the glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans in… Read more »

Corn School: The Soil Squeeze Test, Ground Temp & Kicking off Corn Planting

Patience wears thin as we head in to May and the ground is still wet and cold. The cost of going in too soon, based on soil conditions and not the calendar, can be mighty costly. If the ground is fit, but a little cool, that’s one thing, but ground that is both wet and… Read more »

Corn School – How to Estimate Your Grain Corn Yield

It was the great Kenny Rogers that said “There’ll be time enough for countin, when the dealin’s done”. Well, Kenny Rogers never grew corn….at least not to my knowledge. The truth is, there is a benefit of having an idea where your crop will yield before it’s off the field. The trick comes in estimating… Read more »

Corn School : Will My Corn Finish?

Will it or won’t it? That’s the question on the mind of a great deal of Ontario farmers. Will that late planted corn finish? It’s a question that rests on a number of factors that tend to revolve around variety characteristics, geography, weather and of course, date planted. It’s also a question we thought could… Read more »

Ontario Corn Update – Doug Alderman, Pride Seeds

Conditions this season in Ontario have varied across the map. Cooler, wetter conditions this spring that resulted in a later plant for most farmers gave way to extreme heat that is leaving affected areas wanting for a timely rain. At this point there is no broad description you can apply to the Ontario corn crop… Read more »

Ontario Corn Update – Doug Alderman, Pride Seeds

With many farmers planting corn much earlier than they traditionally have and with warm weather the past two weeks, the corn crop crop in Ontario is looking quite promising. It actually is one of the good stories in Canadian farming this year along with most of the winter cereals across the country. Many people have… Read more »