Crop tours earlier this growing season predicted record corn yields in Ontario, and yield monitors and truck traffic confirm the rumour. Across much of the province, farmers are reporting solid to record-breaking yields — even Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson is having to split-weigh his research plots! Commercial growers are harvesting huge volumes of grain and… Read More

Winter wheat’s value in providing critical habitat for ducks and other wildlife will be highlighted on store shelves with a new food and drink label designed to help consumers identify environmentally friendly products. The “Habitat-Friendly Winter Wheat Ecolabel Program” was launched last week as a partnership between Cereals Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Winter Cereals… Read More

It’s time for a fun — ok, they are all fun, but even more fun than usual — episode of The Agronomists. It’s time for a free-for-all, featuring questions from you, the audience! Tonight’s episode is fuelled by host Lyndsey Smith, and guests Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, and Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy research… Read More

Earlier this year, when C & M Seeds hosted its 30th anniversary wheat industry day, the company asked RealAgriculture to do something pretty cool. C & M asked RealAgriculture to share what the last several decades of the wheat industry in Ontario has looked like, and how it has evolved to where it is today…. Read More

It’s time for Day 7 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Wheat and soybean fungicide tips, tar spot control in corn, manganese deficiency, plant growth regulators and double crop soybeans are all featured in this episode. We’ll kick it off with Ontario… Read More

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 variety testing site. Johnson… Read More

BASF Canada has received registration approval from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for Veltyma fungicide. Veltyma provides broad spectrum control against key leaf diseases on multiple crops including corn, potatoes, wheat, and soybeans, including Group 3 resistant biotypes, says the company. The product is registered for broad spectrum control against northern corn leaf blight, tar… Read More

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) is the host of the current wheat research cluster, a five-year agreement from 2019 to 2023. Collaborative funding between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and producers is funnelled into the cluster to support industry-led research, explains Lauren Comin, director of research at Alberta Wheat and… Read More

 

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