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  • Wild winds whip across southern prairies
    Let’s face it — the prairies are no stranger to winds. However, Wednesday’s wind events have wreaked some intense havoc across southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, and the pressure system is expected to continue heading east. This isn’t just a matter of 20 km/hr winds — many areas have experienced 80 ...
  • The good, the bad, and potentially ugly weather for Western Canada
    Surviving on four inches of rain and having next to nothing for soil moisture reserves can’t last more than two growing seasons. So, what can be predicted for the weather in the west this year? “We’re walking on thin ice as they say,” says Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. “There’s ...
  • Stormy March, cool start expected for Ontario 2021 planting season
    It’s been a relatively mild, dry winter for most of southern and eastern Ontario, which has many asking if the mild weather can really last all winter and into spring. Last year’s quick thaw but persistently cool planting season did no favours for corn and bean yields in 2020. Could 2021 ...
  • Soybean School: Lessons learned from 2020 spring tillage
    When it comes to planting soybeans, is spring tillage necessary? Can no-till soybeans handle the challenge that a cool, wet spring and heavy corn residue can throw at them? With 2020 in the books, it’s time to dig into some harvest data and find some answers to these questions. On this ...
  • “It’s the drinking water for 2 million people across Canada” — Alberta ranchers take Kenney government to court
    There’s trouble brewing in the mountains and the foothills, as a recent policy change by Alberta’s government puts significant grazing land and water sources at risk, according to ranchers. In June, the Alberta government quietly rescinded a coal mining policy, shocking ranchers in southwestern Alberta. Laura Laing and John Smith, who ...
  • Timely moisture hits the Prairies
    I’ve lived on the Prairies all my life — so it’s not new to me to experience a good winter storm. However, the blizzard that hit us this past weekend made it feel like the type of storm you typically see around here on New Years Day. Parts of central ...
  • Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 4: A gift from Mother Nature, thin wheat stands, and cold soil impacts on corn
    Planting early isn’t just the mantra for wheat in the fall, it usually applies to corn in the spring, too. But as farmers submit data on final yields vs planting date, the full story of planting into cold or cold, wet soils is told. In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host ...
  • Ontario Diagnostic Day 8: Managing fertility, rotation impacts, and finding tar spot
    It’s time for Day 8, our final episode of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! To wrap up the series, RealAgriculture LIVE! host Shaun Haney is joined by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) plant pathologist Albert Tenuta, and University of Guelph associate professor Dave Hooker. During the broadcast, Tenuta ...
  • Corn School: The power of proper seed singulation
    The better the job done at planting the better the yield potential of a corn crop. That much we know, but when planting into less-than-ideal conditions, like the spring of 2020, environmental factors can really wreak havoc on your end yield potential. Luckily, paying attention to seed singulation at planting ...
  • Soybean School: How many nodules are enough?
    As many soybean growers are well aware, soybeans have a unique ability to biologically fix their own nitrogen (N) in a symbiotic relationship with the bacteria, Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Inoculant containing the bacteria can either be applied on the seed or to the soil at planing, and then as the crop is ...
  • Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 19: Low falling number, nitrate poisoning risk, SDS, and green oat tillers
    When there’s good wheat in abundance, those loads with sub-250 falling number are going to get dinged — and so begins some of the tougher lessons of this harvest season, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson. On this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, you’ll get a harvest season update, more on the cover ...
  • Corn School: Getting to the root of field variability
    Corn fields across Ontario are full of variable plant development and that should be a concern for growers, says University of Guelph crop researcher Dr. David Hooker. Fields are littered with areas of yield-compromising backward and slow-to-develop plants. Hooker believes corn variability is even more apparent this year due to significant ...
  • Wheat Pete’s Word, July 8: Grassy wheat fields, ’88 weather, and working in teams
    If you remember farming in 1988, this year may seem a little similar, at least for Ontario. That year, the drought broke in mid-July with a torrential downpour — are we in for something like that soon? Well, we won’t know for sure for a few days yet, but this week’s ...
  • Hot, dry weather has Ontario farmers hoping for rain
    July has hit Ontario hot and dry; a continuation of the dry bias, but a welcome change from the unseasonably cool start to the season. While corn and soybean fields aren’t as negatively impacted by dry weather this early in the season, much of the wheat crop and spring cereals are ...
  • Summer storm slams southern Alberta
    2020 has already been a challenging year, and we’re only just now approaching July. While there are plenty of reasons to be down about the year, many areas of Alberta that have endured three years of drought had finally been gifted good moisture, plenty of timely rain, and good heat. Unfortunately, ...

 

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