FNA is looking for farmer commitment and seed money for a new western Canadian fertilizer plant it has dubbed “ProjectN.” The organization is not looking to be an owner of this plant; FNA is acting only as facilitator to round up interest and fund the FNA Fertilizer Limited Partnership. “It needs to be clear that… Read More

Water quality is an often overlooked aspect of spraying herbicides, yet it is very important in determining how effective your spray is going to be on your target weeds. There are a number of factors that can affect the quality of your spray water including; pH, water hardness, turbidity and sometimes even electrical conductivity. The… Read More

“Hug a Farmer, he feeds you three times a day” …is the phrase on a promotional pin, that I found cleaning my office, for my family’s old fertilizer and chemical dealership. I also recently saw this phrase in a Toronto newspaper. This statement brings up two trains of thought for me, one that instills a… Read More

Africa is a place that is rich in culture and beauty and immense in geographical scope and diversity. It also represents some huge potential in terms of agricultural production. Africa has a very large and diverse land base. The challenges facing the development of that land base need to be addressed and overcome in order… Read More

Ontario may not have had the spring snow that Alberta had, but most farmers aren’t in the fields just yet. Last years ideal conditions and big yields are still playing in the minds of farmers anxious to get in the fields. Honestly, it’s only mid April, but memories of that peak season do tend to… Read More

It is maybe the most unpopular election in the history of Canada but elections provide opportunities. For groups or industries trying to get their message communicated to politicians and the general public, elections provide the opportunity to make quick progress. Will agriculture even make the debates? If agriculture does get discussed, what will be the… Read More

One of my favourite things to do at a farm show is check out some of the cool new inventions that people have come up with. Most of the time the inventions really have limited scope and will provide little value to the greater farming community except for a few neighbours. But once in awhile… Read More

So far we have addressed seeding speed and seeding depth.  The last piece of this seeding triangle is the seeding rate.  Whether you are seeding canola, corn, soybeans or canola you need to make sure that you are seeding at a rate that allows you to get the proper emergence.  As Derwyn Hammond, Canola Council of… Read More

By Garth Donald, Dynagra As we move into the 2010 growing season crop plans are being finalized and growers are looking for what is going to make them the greatest return. Information is a great tool to help make decisions on the farm and a way to get that information is through some of the… Read More

Consolidation seems to be the reality of doing business today in agriculture. As companies become larger and there are less competitors surviving.   Competing as an independent is a struggle and provides its own set of challenges. Recently at the CAAR convention Dynagra was awarded the ag-retailer of the year award.  Based in Beiseker Alberta,… Read More

In my mind precision farming really is increasing efficiency to levels or grandfathers never imagined.  One of the tools used by some is RTK.  RTK is incredibly accurate down to the inch.  I saw this last year with my own eyes when a customer of mine seeded his winter wheat inter row (between last years… Read More

After much anticipation the new design for RealAgriculture.com has arrived.  We can now take this great concept to some new heights as we explore the world of agriculture.  I look forward to the future of the site and look forward to your feedback.  You will notice immediately that there are some changes to the new… Read More

 

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