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  • “Another drought year would be more than our pocketbook could stand,” says Alberta rancher
    Drought by definition, we can likely agree on. But take it on a case by case scenario, and you quickly realize it can mean a million different things. Everyone has a different perspective of dry, and that perception can change depending what year of drought it is. On a grain and ...
  • Wheat School: Late planting can pack yield punch
    How late can you plant winter wheat and still get an amazing plant stand? As agronomist Peter Johnson discovers on this episode of RealAgriculture’s Wheat School, even wheat planted in mid-November can deliver a top crop. Earlier this summer he visited with C&M Seeds research agronomist Mike Holzworth at the company’s ...
  • Canola School: Herbicide carryover poses risky situation for ’22
    After a drought, lingering effects of herbicides can really pose a threat for the next cropping year. In this Canola School episode, Breanne Tidemann, research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, Alta., explains why there’s a risk for herbicide carryover from residual products for the upcoming crop year. Tidemann says that ...
  • How pesticides degrade in soil
    Drought this year has not only hindered yields on the Prairies, but it could also directly affect next year’s crop by not allowing for pesticide breakdown in soil. There are several different ways pesticides can break down in the soil: by volatilization after application; through photodegradation on the soil surface (sunlight); ...
  • Drought brings up questions of herbicide carryover risk for 2022 — and re-cropping support
    Not only is there plenty of risk of crop injury due to herbicide carryover in Western Canada next year, there are also plenty of questions being asked by farmers about whether the situation could or should have been handled differently. Due to the lack of rain to break down active ingredients ...
  • Heavy rainfall event across Ontario floods fields and roadways
    Two days of heavy rain in areas of southern Ontario drenched fields of standing crop, closed roads, and caused streams and rivers to breach banks. Near London, over 100 mm fell in a short time, causing significant flooding. Farmers across the region posted rain gauge shots, photos of flooded fields, and images ...
  • Ontario adds livestock watering projects to drought relief program
    Farmers and ranchers in the drought-affected areas of Ontario will have an opportunity to access up to $15,000 per farm for well drilling and pond construction projects. Applications for the Northwestern Ontario Drought Assistance Initiative will open later in September through Agricorp. The program will be retroactive to June 14, 2021. Ontario ...
  • Pulse School: Targeted cover crop use could reduce soil erosion
    Erosion could be an issue for pulse crop fields after harvest, especially if the header was set very low and there’s minimal residue leftover. Edible beans in particular are a tricky crop for “field aftercare” as there is very little residue left over, and harvest requires undercutting, increasing the potential for ...
  • BASF releases urgent notice regarding risk of herbicide carryover
    For Western Canada, the 2021 growing season has been one of the worst on record for both severe drought and extreme heat. As a result, the risk of injury from herbicide carryover in sensitive crops in the 2022 growing season is high, so much so that BASF has issued an urgent ...
  • Ontario releases details of AgriRecovery program for 2021
    Ontario will offer a maximum benefit of $220 per head of cattle for drought-stricken regions of the province through the newly-named Canada-Ontario Transported Feed AgriRecovery Initiative. The initiative is now accepting applications until November 1, 2021 and will provide emergency support to “producers who are incurring extraordinary costs to feed livestock due ...
  • Hay West launches web sign up page
    Those in Western Canada looking for hay and those in other areas willing to supply hay for the Hay West 2021 initiative can now access a web portal to connect. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has launched HayWest2021.net where individuals and businesses can enter the pertinent details of their situation and ...
  • StatsCan pulls canola production back further based on satellite data
    Just a few weeks ago, Statistics Canada pegged the 2021 canola crop at over 14 million tonnes. The latest report out of the department has decreased that estimate further, to 12.8 million tonnes. “Canola production is expected to fall 34.4 per cent to 12.8 million tonnes in 2021, as drought conditions on the Prairies drove ...
  • Ontario Diagnostic Day 5: Cover crop research, measuring soil compaction, and assessing your topsoil
    It’s time to talk soil health, nutrient management, and more on Day 5 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Cover crops, soil compaction, topsoil sampling and soybean fertility are the focus of this episode. We’ll kick it ...
  • Alberta launches sign-up for $340 million AgriRecovery livestock feed program
    Alberta ranchers can now apply for AgriRecovery payments totaling $200 per head through a $340-million support program. Through the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative, cattle and bison will be eligible for an initial payment of $94 per head, and a secondary payment of $106 per head, for a total of ...
  • B.C. AgriRecovery program to cover some feed, shelter, and transport costs
    B.C. has released details of its 2021 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire and Drought AgriRecovery Initiative, funded through a 60/40 cost share with the federal government. Ranchers will be eligible for a cut of $20 million to help with extraordinary expenses they incur for feed, shelter, animal health and safety, and the transportation of their ...