Thanks for tuning into this Tuesdays with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio. Host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Aaron Sumrall with the Pig Brig on getting a handle of the wild pig population; Brian Innes with Soy Canada on soybean quality program cut; Hear a clip from The Agronomists with Yvonne Lawley and RealAgriculture’s Peter… Read More

There are several considerations when deciding to try cover crops to maximum potential, and there are likely equally plentiful considerations to termination when the time comes. While there are a few mainstream ways to terminate a cover crop, Farming Smarter at Lethbridge, Alta., is looking at using a roller crimper to do the job. The… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear an interview from a recent Corn School episode with Bernard Tobin and Jason Deveau, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, on if it pays to spray with drop hoses. Then listen to an insect… Read More

For anyone that has tackled variable rate irrigation (VRI) before, they know there can be a lot of challenges. There’s a lot of decision making — we need to know what’s happening, and what’s going to happen. Lewis Baarda, research program manager at Farming Smarter, based at Lethbridge, Alta., says this is why the non-for-profit… Read More

Join us for two full days of research results, brainstorming ideas, and engaging conversations. We found some great keynote speakers and have updates from all our research programs including strip tillage, precision planting, cover crops, variable rate irrigation, and much more! See the full agenda below. We always give lots of time to network with… Read More

Plot trials are a great way to gain preliminary research findings about a particular subject. Based just outside of Lethbridge, Alta., Farming Smarter’s primary focus is applied research that helps producers make informed choices around inputs, technology and management practices for their operations. Carlo Van Herk, research technician at Farming Smarter, walks Kara Oosterhuis through the… Read More

A three-year trial conducted by Farming Smarter on grain corn production under dryland conditions in four Alberta locations is yielding some interesting results. The trial at Lethbridge, Vauxhall, Bow Island, and Medicine Hat, was conducted between 2015 and 2017, and included agronomic factors that may affect dryland grain corn production, including plant population, row spacing,… Read More

Kochia is a big concern for farmers across the Prairies, primarily because it’s a tough weed to kill, and the population is rife with herbicide resistance. Most farmers are aware of Group 2 resistance — which is old news — but newer Group 9 resistance is cropping up, which further complicates control of this prolific… Read More

Collaboration is key when it comes to getting things done; when you have two organizations working towards one goal, that’s even better. Lethbridge College and Farming Smarter have announced they’ve signed a 15-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on a variety of projects. The agreement will mean the two sides will examine opportunities… Read More

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