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Soybean School: Rescuing soybeans suffering from poor nodulation

2 weeks 2 days ago
Soybeans in parts of Western Canada have started to show visual signs of nitrogen deficiency due to poor nodulation and dry conditions. The symptoms are showing up as nitrogen uptake is about to peak, with the crop heading into the critical pod-filling stage. Nodulation failure appears to be more prevalent in fields where soybeans have... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

Why water quality should be monitored throughout summer

2 weeks 2 days ago
Water quality can affect animal welfare and the financial bottom line long before visual symptoms start to appear. “It never bothered them before” is an often-heard refrain when the welfare of animals is impaired by poor water quality. “We just can’t determine the quality of water by just looking at it,” explains Leah Clark of... Read more »
Dale Leftwich

Corn School: Does split nitrogen pay in Western Canada?

2 weeks 2 days ago
The practice of split-applying nitrogen through the growing season has been increasing throughout U.S. midwest corn states and in Eastern Canada. In Western Canada, about 20 percent of corn growers in Manitoba have adopted the in-season practice, according to newly-released results of a survey conducted by the Manitoba Corn Growers. In this episode of RealAgriculture... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

Brevant seeds launches in Canada

2 weeks 4 days ago
As the dust settles on the recent major crop company mergers and acquisitions, the new, re-branded entities are beginning to emerge. Brand new for this year is the Brevant seed brand, by Corteva. Brad Orr, marketing leader for Corteva explains that, in Western Canada, producers will see canola and soybean offerings under the Brevant brand... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

MacAulay in South America: trade, market opportunities, and a G20 meeting

2 weeks 5 days ago
Although most people travel to Buenos Aires in the winter time, that’s where Canada’s minister of Agriculture and Agri-food is this week as he takes in the G20 agriculture ministerial meeting. Minister Lawrence MacAulay will join a large contingent of other agricultural ministers from Argentina, the U.S., Germany, Australia, and Japan. Senior officials from guest... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Poll: What is your go-to field scouting footwear?

2 weeks 5 days ago
Scouting season is in full force no matter the crop conditions. We could talk about your potential yields or we could talk about your footwear. Are you the kind of crop scout that wants to protect your toes, let your feet breathe, or make sure you are ready to walk 10 miles in a day?... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Prairie pest finds unlikely ally in the federal government

2 weeks 5 days ago
There is often a good natured debate about what they are called. Officially, they are the Richardson Ground Squirrel. In polite company they are most often called gophers. In farm country, what they are called is mostly unprintable, especially the adjectives. That being said, the much-maligned pest may have just found an ally in the... Read more »
Dale Leftwich

Two environmental samples test positive for PEDv in Saskatchewan

2 weeks 6 days ago
What we know A tweet posted July 26th by Dr. Egan Brockhoff, DVM, stated that two environmental samples (not livestock) in Saskatchewan had tested positive for PEDv.   Heads up! PED Virus +ve environmental samples. Saskatchewan has found a #livestock trailer and #truckwash positive for the virus. Direct connection to US transportation identified as the... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Wheat School: Waxy wheat shines in droughty climes

2 weeks 6 days ago
Do wheat varieties with higher leaf wax levels perform better in dry, stressful growing conditions? That’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson and C & M Seeds general manager Ellen Sparry tackle on this episode of the Wheat School as they tour C & M’s research site at the company’s Harriston, ON, location. Sparry notes that... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

Grain World crop tour lifts Prairie yield estimate

2 weeks 6 days ago
If you have heard us say it once, you will hear us say it again: the crop conditions in Western Canada are quite variable. Surprisingly, though, at Ag In Motion last week farmers repeatedly told us that crop conditions were better than you might expect. This week, Farmlink Marketing Solutions staff and third-party field scouts... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

RealAg Radio, July 26: An EU-U.S. trade deal, wheat class updates, and MPs push for CPTPP

2 weeks 6 days ago
Making her RealAg Radio debut, Jessika Guse — the newest RealAgriculture team member — joined host Shaun Haney to discuss today’s biggest stories in agriculture. On today’s show, you’ll hear about: The EU trade deal with the U.S. on soybeans and the possibility of no tariffs How Canadian and Mexican officials are meeting prior to... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

AGT Food and Ingredients announces bid to privatize

2 weeks 6 days ago
In a move some might already thought was coming, Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc announced Thursday it would be seeking privatization. The pulse processing and export company announced the move to go private this morning, but did not offer a clear indication as to when the privatization would actually take place. According to a... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Avert a spray disaster by using the proper mixing order

3 weeks ago
What happens when you don’t follow the WALES method for adding pesticide formulations to a tank partially filled with water? You really can plug up a sprayer, fail to take advantage of good spraying conditions, and waste time cleaning up the mess. At the recent Crop Masters tour at Syngenta Canada‘s Honeywood research facility in... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

India: How will it affect marketing peas off the combine?

3 weeks ago
All farmers are concerned about how markets have been adversely affected by tariff and fumigation restrictions placed on imports in to India. Peas are of special concern. Markets are certainly roiled, but some new buyers have stepped in to take up some of the slack. Marlene Boesch of Mercantile Consulting Ventures was at the recent... Read more »
Dale Leftwich
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