Heyo — it’s Agronomic Monday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, on how this hot weather is having an impact on harvest across the Prairies and Ontario, some of the yields people are seeing, and comments on some insect issues; Shawn Senko of the Canola Council… Read More

As little as 2% green seed in a canola sample can cause the loss of a No. 1 grade in Canada, traditionally equating to roughly $10-15/tonne. Immature canola seed naturally contains chlorophyll, a green pigment essential for photosynthesis. As canola seeds mature, enzymes remove the chlorophyll, a process thought to improve seed longevity. The enzymes responsible, however, are… Read More

Residue management may prove a challenge this year, as many prairie crops experienced high levels of lodging, but it’s nothing to ignore, especially if you’re considering canola as your next crop. Excess trash can affect seed-to-soil contact by either preventing drill openers from penetrating into the soil or filling the furrow, thus preventing row closure. These problems can no… Read More

This is your friendly neighbourhood public service announcement: go check your bins. For those of you not in Manitoba, spring is arriving…and for those of us in Manitoba, it may arrive soon, I’ve heard. The warmer (ahem) daytime temps and longer hours of spring sunlight can get bins warming up and, if higher moisture pockets… Read More

 

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