For many farmers visiting Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), the tillage demonstration has become a must-attend event. Independent agronomist and long-time COFS field demonstration host Pat Lynch says farmers see the benefits of tillage and it’s important to keep up to date with the evolution of tillage equipment to understand how it can best fit… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. In today’s episode, host Shaun Haney goes over some feedback from you — the audience! He is then joined by Peter Johnson to discuss a number of topics, including: Gibberella in corn; Corn maturity; Wheat planting depth; and Cutting height on silage. We… Read More

When it comes to fertilizer a lot of things are changing — not just prices. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), held at Woodstock, Ont., last week, fertilizer broadcast spreaders took to the field to showcase how the technology is evolving, where broadcasting fits on the farm and what farmers need to consider when investing… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. Haney is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, to discuss the top lessons learnt at the Manitoba Agronomy Conference and reflecting on 2022 overall. We will also hear a couple clips: one with Bern Tobin and… Read More

It pays to manage corn stalks. That message was heard loud and clear when agronomists Pat Lynch and Jonathan Zettler asked farmers why they till soil following a corn crop. The pair publish The Cropwalker — a weekly agronomy newsletter, and heard from 372 respondents in a Twitter poll. The top reason for tillage, cited… Read More

In 2022, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct Paul Kelly, Patrick Lynch, Patricia Mighton, James Rickard, and Dr. Patricia Shewen as worthy candidates based on their life-long commitments to Ontario’s agriculture. The five will be recognized in an induction ceremony on June 12, (in-person, if restrictions permit, and online) bringing the total number… Read More

Farmers looking to incorporate cover crops into rotation are often left with the issue of terminating the crop. Is spraying enough? If you need to work the ground, what’s the best option? To tackle that question, Ontario field editor Bern Tobin asks Pat Lynch, agronomist and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show tillage demo host, about tillage… Read More

Farmers are planting too much soybean seed. That’s a conviction agronomist Pat Lynch is firm on. “What we’re doing is determining the population based on the poor parts of the field because we don’t want to have these thin spots.” says Lynch. While high seeding rates help populate under-performing areas of the field, they produce… Read More

Corn stalks have become a significant management challenge for many growers. Better corn hybrids, higher yields, bigger plants, and fewer corn borers to break down stalks mean more farmers are turning to tillage to tackle crop residue. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), a host of tillage manufacturers and retailers took to a harvested corn… Read More

It’s time for corn growers to take a hard look at variable rate planting. That was agronomist Pat Lynch’s message to growers as they watched variable rate planters in action at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) in Woodstock, Ontario. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, Lynch says the ability to adjust seed population while… Read More

What should farmers look for when planning to purchase a new cultivator? There’s been plenty of cultivator innovation in recent years that farmers need to consider, says agronomist Pat Lynch, who hosted the annual tillage demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario. This year manufacturers showed off secondary cultivation units set to finish… Read More

Twenty years ago agronomist Pat Lynch had no love for subsoiling and deep rippers. But times have changed and so has Lynch’s view. As 10 different deep rippers tore across a field at the Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show tillage demo earlier this week, Lynch told the gathered crowd that the evolution of farming over the past… Read More

Have you tried baling corn stalks? Agronomist Pat Lynch thinks you can’t bale enough. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show last month, Lynch helped co-ordinate the Corn Stalk Baling Demonstration. Afterwards he joined the Corn School to share his thoughts on whether Ontario farmers should be jumping on the stalk baling bandwagon. Today’s corn hybrids are… Read More

 

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