Visual damage to wheat kernels might look cringe-worthy, but it’s the damage you can’t see that’s causing downgrading this harvest season. Jeremy Boychyn, agronomist with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, says wet harvest weather even before the late September snow storm is negatively impacting falling number — a key measure of milling quality. Some… 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

Using glyphosate before harvest can make for an effective perennial weed control strategy, but to protect crop quality (and international market access), producers should be leery of timing. “I want to remind producers that if you are going in with pre-harvest glyphosate, it is not a desiccant – it is a pre-harvest glyphosate,” says Jeremy… Read More

For today’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney speaks with: Rob Miller, technical development manager for BASF, explains why to not skip burn down; Ken Currah, business representative and agronomist with BASF, discusses how to protect your alfalfa yield and quality with fungicides; Jason Lindgren, of Nufarm Canada, speaks with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith about crop… Read More

Growing a crop is not easy with all of the variables and factors impacting your decisions made and results achieved. If only we could make all agronomic decisions with hindsight, it would allow us to be way more effective agronomists and farmers. This year has brought its own challenges across Canada that have proven to… Read More

You spend valuable time choosing the right variety of each crop type — are you sure you’re supplying that crop with all that it needs to reach its maximum potential? In this seventh episode of the Growing Series podcast, Shaun Haney asks Cargill agronomist Jeremy Boychyn about not just building a fertilizer plan for yield,… Read More

Do you test your soil? Do you test every field every year? What’s your strategy? If you’re still not sure about the value of soil tests or the best way to sample, this sixth episode of the Growing Series podcast will help shed light on those answers. In this episode, Shaun Haney is joined by… Read More