Tag: Steve Larocque

Unlocking the Secrets to 180 Bushel Barley

Can we push feed and even malt barley varieties to sky-high yields? Steve Larocque, of Beyond Agronomy, has completed a four-year field trial that says yes, but there’s a catch. Inspired by what he saw on a 2010 trip to New Zealand, where feed barley averaged 207 to 210 bushels per acre, Larocque started digging… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks: Steve Larocque, Terry Aberhart, Orland Thompson

In Western Canada in 2016 there were some highs and very low lows of dry weather, too much rain, high crop tonnage and then a crazy harvest full of adversity that is yet to wrap up. At the recent Bayer Agronomy summit, Shaun Haney wrangled up an agronomy geeks panel of some real keeners. Joining… Read more »

TechTour: Are Farmers Married to the Sprayer?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, the sprayer is really a multi-purpose tool on the modern farm. From pre-seed burn-off, to in-crop protection and fertility applications, to post-harvest, the sprayer rarely sits still on the farm. Because it’s involved throughout the entire growing season, the sprayer could potentially be a great place… Read more »

Year 3 of CTF: Establishment, Water Infiltration and Harvesting Differences

Steve Laroque is starting to see some significant differences on his farm north of Drumheller, Alta., after three consecutive years of practicing controlled traffic farming. After learning some hard lessons in the first few seasons — their measurements were off when setting up a hitch for inter-row seeding — 2012 offered a glimpse at some… Read more »