Precision agriculture strategies and technology have become an integral part of managing crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat, but are edible bean growers using it effectively in dry bean crops? Dublin, Ont., grower and Hensall Co-op field marketer Dave Louwagie doesn’t think so. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Edible Bean School, Louwagie explains that compared to other… Read More

Depending on where you farm, the story of the 2021 edible bean varied across the country. Growers in Eastern Canada were the recipients of excellent growing conditions that produced above-average yields in most classes. The story in Western Canada was much different, however, as growers endured a dry, difficult year that produced below-average crops. On… Read More

Whether undercutting or direct harvesting edible beans, a pre-harvest application of a desiccant can allow for a quicker harvest, while protecting yield and quality. Proper desiccation timing is critical for maximizing the crop’s potential, explains Calem Alexander, field marketer with Hensall Co-op, in this Edible Bean School episode focused on setting the crop up for… Read More

Edible bean growers in Ontario experienced a little bit of everything in 2021 — from excellent soil conditions, to frost and hard-to-find moisture. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Edible Bean School, host Bernard Tobin and Hensall Co-op agronomist Josh Moffatt explore four different Oxford County fields, and share lessons learned from the spring planting rollercoaster…. Read More

What role do seeding rates and seeding dates play in producing top-quality, high-yielding edible bean crops? On this first episode of RealAgriculture’s new Edible Bean School we connect with two industry experts to gather insight on how to fine-tune rates and dates to optimize bean production. For an Eastern Canada perspective, we kick things off… Read More

It’s not a safety issue, it’s a market access issue, but the outcome is the same: farmers in Ontario are being told that a pre-harvest application of glyphosate on dry beans is no-go this season. Several buyers in the province are letting farmers with contracted production know that they’ll have to find other harvest and… Read More

On this Agronomic Monday, Lyndsey Smith, RealAg Radio stand-in host has some big discussions on harvest and pre-harvest concerns and considerations, including: Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy extension specialist with Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on the Harvest Sample Program, late season considerations for the wheat crop, recent agronomy events, and why farmers need to take extra… Read More

 

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