Tag: Steve Denys

Steve Denys receives CSTA Seed Achievement Award

I truly believe that in your career you get the chance to meet a handful of people that you aspire to be more like. We all have that list of people in our head that inspire us, motivate us and push us to be better because they do the same. When I first started RealAgriculture… Read more »

Preserving Agriculture’s Social License to Operate

If you’ve been attending agricultural conferences in the past few years, you’ve likely heard the phrase “social license to operate.” It essentially boils down to the approval of a certain industry by local communities and public stakeholders. With new regulations affecting farms, maintaining social license has become a priority for modern agriculture. At the 2015 Agricultural… Read more »

Ontario Agronomy Geeks — Ep1 — I Wish I Had More Wheat in the Ground

Lots to discuss this week on the Ontario Agronomy Geeks. The guests this week are Steve Denys, VP Sales and Marketing Pride Seeds, Peter Johnson, Wheat Specialist OMAFRA, and St. Thomas based farmer Peter Gredig. We hope that you enjoy the first edition of the Ontario Agronomy Geeks, where we discussed the corn and soybean… Read more »

Neonicotinoids, Planting & Bee Health: Better Practices, Not a Ban, Are Needed

Bees, as pollinators, are essential to food production worldwide. So when solid evidence of a link between corn planting and bee deaths in Ontario and Quebec was found, farmers and industry recognized the need to look into how to manage the risk of bee exposure to a particular insecticide class called neonicotinoids. As Steve Denys,… Read more »

CSTA President Steve Denys Outlines the Associations Key Objectives

The Canadian Seed Trade Association has a lot on its plate. Newly elected President Steve Denys will be the first to tell you that. The association is working toward directing government policies that will help Canadian producers thrive at home and compete abroad in a fast paced, constantly changing arena. We spoke to Steve at… Read more »

Corn School – Genetics Prove Their Worth In Tough Times

The Ontario corn crop isn’t going to break any yield records in 2012, but most producers are going to fare OK once decent prices are factored in to the lower yields. One bright spot in a tough year is variety comparison — in a good year, it’s difficult to really be objective as to what… Read more »

Weather Central a Great Tool for Producers

There’s no information in the agricultural world that’s as coveted as the weather. It informs our decisions on when to plant, when to spray, when to harvest as well as a host of other decisions. It also varies from field to field making focused and localized weather very important to all those decisions. Being able… Read more »

Soybean School: Establishing an Early Planting Strategy

It looks as though soybean growers in Ontario may see an early planting opportunity this year. Mild conditions through the past few months and especially over the last few weeks have farmers more than ready to get in the fields. With the advantages of early planting in soybeans established, when an opportunity presents itself, farmers… Read more »

Corn School – Corn Planting- Does the Early Bird Get the Worm?

There is always some risk involved when it comes to early planting of corn. The risk-reward scenario has to be weighed using a number of factors, some of which, like the weather, are out of the farmer’s hands. This year you can add another factor to that scenario: tight corn seed stocks. If something does… Read more »

Why Should I Buy? — Corn Seed

This episode of “Why Should I Buy” may have you looking ahead to next spring as we talk to representatives from Syngenta, Dekalb, Pioneer and Pride Seeds regarding corn seed. Todays episode takes place from the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock Ontario where we talk to Bob Thirlwall of DEKALB, Steve Denys… Read more »

Steve Denys, Pride Seeds Discusses Growing Corn in 2011

I was in a meeting today and an Ontario farmer said that its not hard for corn seed retailers to corn seed this year. Corn is in an intense battle for acres with soybeans across North America and Ontario is no different. With corn being a profitable cropping choice for farmers in 2011 it is… Read more »