In recent years, many corn growers in Ontario have wrestled with gibberella ear rot in the crop and the high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) levels it can produce in the grain. It’s made for stressful harvest seasons, especially in 2018 when mycotoxins produced by the gibberella fungus in some fields climbed well above safe feeding… Read More

Every year soybean growers make seed choices based on a host of factors. One of the key decisions is whether to plant long-season varieties, full-season varieties or choose a shorter-season variety. Many growers target longer-season varieties and an early planting date to try to optimize yield potential and put more bushels in the bin, but… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Doug Bauman with Vive Crop Protection on herbicide formulations; Dr. Dave Hooker with University of Guelph-Ridgetown on crop rotations; Leon Pratchler with HumaTerra on the roll of biologicals can play when improving soil health; Plus,… Read More

Happy World Soil Day! On this Tuesdays with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Dr Laura van Eerd with University of Guelph Ridgetown campus on long-term benefits of building soil; A clip with Bernard Tobin from the latest Profitable Practices with Andrew Lawless on incorporating cover cropping into potatoes: A… Read More

Crop researchers can learn a lot in 28 years. That’s how long crop rotation trials have been on-going at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School, host Bernard Tobin and University of Guelph crop researcher Dr. Dave Hooker look at the importance of crop rotation and key corn… Read More

The Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship (DHA) program at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus will be available through virtual delivery to reach more students interested in a professional herdsperson careers. In a partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), Ridgetown Campus will use $300,000 of government funding to develop virtual learning modules and increase program… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! We’ve got a great lineup for you here today. You’ll hear: Marissa Robitaille Balog of the Canola Council of Canada, on a recent Canola School episode on using a pre-emerge herbicide; Peter Sikkema of the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, on tackling herbicide-resistant fleabane; and Peter… Read More

Protecting grain crops from costly plant diseases and making crop production more resilient to climate change are two goals a new $2-million gift to the University of Guelph from Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO). Announced at the close of the Ontario Agricultural Conference, the funding will support a new GFO professorship in field crop pathology… Read More

When it comes to corn, even emergence and uniform plant growth is a well-known recipe for a high-yielding crop. New research also shows that even emergence is a significant contributor in the fight against gibberella ear rot and deoxynivalenol (DON) accumulation and other mycotoxins associated with the disease. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, University… Read More

Should Ontario winter wheat growers apply a T3 fungicide to protect the crop from fusarium infection? That’s the question RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and University of Guelph associate professor Dave Hooker tackle on this episode of the Wheat School. When it comes to yield response, extensive research conducted by Hooker and his colleagues indicate that, on average,… Read More

 

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