With high fertilizer prices heading into 2022, corn growers can’t afford to over-apply nutrients. But they also can’t risk losing money by shorting the crop of its fertility needs. On the season-ending episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School for 2021, University of Guelph associate professor Dr. David Hooker returns to comment on this conundrum and share… Read More

On this Monday edition of RealAg Radio, guest host Lyndsey Smith has all the latest in agronomic content and ag related news. You’ll hear: Dr. Dave Hooker of University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus, on planning fertility for soybeans in ’22; A clip from last week’s episode of The Agronomists, featuring Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf; Joanna… Read More

Soybean harvest in Ontario is wrapping up as growers roll through a 2021 crop that won’t break any records but will deliver solid yields. The province’s corn crop, however, appears poised to smash the average per-acre yield and be one for the record books. As combines continue to soldier on through November, growers are turning… Read More

It’s time for the season finale of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. On this live broadcast, University of Guelph professors Dave Hooker and Francois Tardif join host Shaun Haney to talk three hot topics that are sure to grab growers’… 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

Farmers and agronomists across Ontario are struggling with a few pest and agronomic challenges right now. From decreased corn stalk integrity, to western bean cutworm, and on to lodged or early death in beans, a relatively good year is still throwing some curve balls. For this episode of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined… Read More

We’re painting this episode of The Agronomists red — for red clover! On this episode, Dr. Dave Hooker, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, and Dan Petker, farmer and red clover grower extraordinaire from Port Rowan, Ont., join host Shaun Haney for a thorough discussion on being successful with cover crops, not just red clover. SUMMARY… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show features: Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy extension specialist for the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions; Albert Tenuta, plant pathologist at OMAFRA; Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Sprayers 101; Lyle Jensen, agronomist at AgroPlus; and, Dave Hooker, associate professor of cropping systems at University of Guelph-Ridgetown. Thoughts… Read More

Tremendous rains in Ontario this year, with more on the way, have resulted in “wet feet” for some soybean fields. When wet conditions persist, the soybean crop will start to struggle. To explain the science behind wet feet, Dr. Dave Hooker, field crop agronomist and associate professor at University of Guelph, joins Bernard Tobin for… Read More

Selecting the right hybrids can make or break the profitability of a corn crop. There are a multitude of factors that combine to produce high-yielding, profitable harvests, but if growers make the wrong hybrid choices they’ll need some luck and good fortune to produce a successful crop, says University of Guelph associate professor Dr. David… Read More

Happy Agronomic Monday! FarmTech runs this week in Edmonton, Alta., and we’ve got a team in place — stay tuned for coverage from the show! In the meantime, have a listen to today’s show, featuring: The top ag news stories of the day, with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Does potash get the attention it deserves? RealAgriculture’s… Read More

 

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