When it comes to strong soybean plant establishment, growers often focus on seeding rates, seeding depth, and tillage. Those are all important management practices, but Horst Bohner emphasizes the need for growers to also set up and run their planter or drill effectively, to produce optimal plant stands that deliver top yields. On this episode… Read More

It’s time for Day 8, our final episode of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! To wrap up the series, RealAgriculture LIVE! host Shaun Haney is joined by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) plant pathologist Albert Tenuta, and University of Guelph associate professor Dave Hooker. During the broadcast, Tenuta looks back at… Read More

It’s Monday, and it’s time to talk agronomy! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Dr. Jeff Shoenau, soil fertility professor and strategic research chair with the University of Saskatchewan, on fall soil sampling and some of the main things you need to keep in mind; Eric Comte of DEKALB, on some of their… Read More

Beans. Soybeans, that is. On today’s LIVE our host Shaun Haney is joined by OMAFRA soybean specialist Horst Bohner. They talk soybean yields, genetics, fertility, crop rotations, and residue management. Don’t miss RealAg LIVE! weekdays at 1 pm M/3 pm E across social media! SUMMARY Record soybean yields? Some Ontario farmers are having their best… Read More

It’s time for Day 7 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! In this episode, we’re talking management strategies for soybeans and corn — everything from planter setup, to replant decisions, and residue management. First up, is Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) soybean specialist Horst Bohner as he sets up to plant… Read More

Heyo — it’s Agronomic Monday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, on how this hot weather is having an impact on harvest across the Prairies and Ontario, some of the yields people are seeing, and comments on some insect issues; Shawn Senko of the Canola Council… Read More

As many soybean growers are well aware, soybeans have a unique ability to biologically fix their own nitrogen (N) in a symbiotic relationship with the bacteria, Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Inoculant containing the bacteria can either be applied on the seed or to the soil at planing, and then as the crop is putting on vegetation and… Read More

The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are going virtual! The organizing committees of these three highly successful in-field education and learning events are again partnering with crop researchers and extension, along with support from RealAgriculture and a host of sponsors in 2020. We would like to thank the… Read More

If agronomy is your thing, say hello to Agronomic Monday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, on the fact that there’s knee high corn in Ontario — before July 1st!; Brunel Sabourin of Antara Agronomy, on canola crusting and soil armour; Jeremy Boychyn of Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions,… Read More

When planting soybeans after corn does the oilseed benefit from pre-plant tillage? A little spring tillage certainly enhances yield, says Horst Bohner, soybean specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Based on accumulated OMAFRA trial data, growers can expect plant stands to be 10 per cent higher and fields to… Read More

Should you plant soybeans shallow to get them out of the ground quickly, or plant deeper into more stable soil temperatures? The correct answer is likely somewhere in the middle says Horst Bohner, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, soybean specialist. He’s monitoring a series of planting date and seeding depth trials at… Read More

 

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