Abiotic and biotic stress during seed germination and emergence will affect a canola crop later in the season. It’s important to recognize the different types of stress in order to determine what to do differently in future years. Jack Payne, grow team advisor with Federated Co-operatives Limited, joins Kara Oosterhuis for this Canola School episode… Read More

It’s Monday, so you know what that means: it’s time to talk agronomy! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Shawn Conley, soybean and small grain specialist at University of Wisconsin, Madison, on artificial intelligence in soybeans; Dr. Alan Blaylock joins host Shaun Haney for a Nutrien Smart Nutrition product spotlight; Jeff Wheeler, chief… Read More

With canola prices where they’re at, producers want to hit those optimum yields. There are a few hurdles to overcome this year though, as high fertilizer prices and dry conditions might limit starter fertilizer rates. In this Canola School episode, Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Jack Payne, grow team advisor at Federated Co-operatives Ltd., on… Read More

Today, on this Agronomic Monday: Flea beetles – Hector Carcamo, research entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, joins RealAgriculture field editor Kara Oosterhuis to discuss flea beetles on the prairies, neonicotinoids, and foliar insecticides. Everything agronomy – FCL’s Jack Payne and resident agronomist Peter Johnson talk about too much to summarize, including: the variability in… Read More

Crop conditions across Western Canada are quite variable based on sporadic moisture. Even just field to field, the conditions can be so different that farmers and agronomists are facing some really challenging decision making situations. When conditions like drought set in, it can be easy to make assumptions on what is or not happening in… Read More