Will a plant growth regulator help wheat growers harvest a better wheat crop? That’s the question Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) cereal specialist Joanna Follings and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson tackle in this 2021 Ontario Diagnostic Days video report. We join Follings and Johnson at a wheat trial in Arva, Ont. —… Read More

Wheat is an emotional crop. It doesn’t cry or yell but it will tell you how it’s feeling, especially if it’s struggling in a field that’s compacted, has inadequate drainage, or is suffering from poor manure or nitrogen application. “Wheat shows everything,” says Russ Barker, Corteva/Pioneer Hi-Bred agronomist, who joins OMAFRA cereals specialist Joanna Follings and RealAgriculture’s… 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

How could precision planting technology impact Ontario winter wheat yields? Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs cereals specialist Joanna Follings and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson are back with a final report on precision planting trials Follings conducted on her home farm at Ayr, Ont. RealAgriculture first visited the site in September 202o when… 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

Buckle up, it’s time for Day 2 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester are again virtual in 2021. Cover crops, forage and wheat management is the focus of this episode. We get started with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soil management specialists… Read More

On this Monday edition of RealAg Radio, we’ve got lots of great agronomic content. You’ll hear: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on wheat harvest (in the east and unfortunately in the west), fungicide decisions, and more; Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101 and AgriMetrix on spray drift; Dr. Meghan Vankosky of AAFC Saskatoon on cabbage seedpod weevil… Read More

You may recall from previous Wheat School episodes, the research trial using different seeder technologies looking at the effects on a wheat crop throughout the growing season. In this Wheat School episode, we’re joined for another Follings’ research farm report with Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with OMAFRA, and Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist…. Read More

Will precision planting pay when it comes to winter wheat yield? How do things like down force and row spacing contribute to a more uniform winter wheat stand? In this Wheat School episode, we’ve got our latest research update from the Follings Research Farm with Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with… Read More

We’ve got a great Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio for you today. You’ll hear: Robyne Bowness Davidson, pulse crop specialist at Lakeland College, on the critical weed-free period and herbicide carryover; Matt Chapple, market development agronomist at PRIDE Seeds, on getting soybeans off to a good start; Joanna Follings, cereals specialist at OMAFRA, and… Read More

 

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