Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, guest hosted by Lyndsey Smith. You’ll hear from: Pekka Pesonen of Copa-Cogeca, representing European farmers and agri-cooperatives. He talks with Kelvin Heppner about the E.U.’s Farm to Fork Strategy; A clip from last night’s episode of The Agronomists, featuring Laura Van Eerd and Scott Gillespie; Danny Ottenbreit… Read More

What does it take to be a soil champion? If you’re Laura Van Eerd, professor at University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus, it means being curious about soil biology and crop production and constantly fascinated about what we have yet to learn about nutrient cycles, microbes, and more. Van Eerd considers herself lucky to be able… Read More

The winners of the 2021 Soil Champion award from Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) have been announced. Henry Denotter, grain farmer from Essex county, receives the award in the producer category. Dr. Laura Van Eerd, professor at University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus, receives the research and extension win. The annual award recognizes leaders… Read More

Many farmers understand the benefits cover crops can bring to their operation. From reduced soil erosion to improved soil structure, nutrient recycling, moisture retention and much more – the list of benefits is long and impressive. But how do cover crops impact yield? Do all these benefits add up to higher production and a better… Read More

 

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