It’s time for Day 3 of Ontario Diagnostic Days! The annual Ontario crop diagnostic days were back in the field on July 20 and 21, 2022, but only at Ridgetown campus University of Guelph. Not everyone could attend these two field days, so the organizing committees of these highly successful in-field education and learning events are… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show is a virtual on-location brought to you by Syngenta Canada and Saltro! On today’s show you’ll hear: Dr. Mario Tenuta of the University of Manitoba, who’ll talk about how permanence will apply to carbon sequestration; Abhi Deora of Syngenta joins us for a… Read More

It’s an Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101, with key tips for winterizing the sprayer; Ken Schaus of Ont., on some interesting soil-related practices happening on his farm; Dr. Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba professor, on soil carbon and carbon sequestration; and Steve Denys… Read More

Soil management, soil structure, and soil health have all become incredibly important topics in all crop and pasture planning conversations. Many of those conversations centre on one particularly complicated topic: carbon. What is it? How do we add it to soil? How do we keep it there? If there’s one person who can at least… Read More

Mario Tenuta has been studying greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture for longer than he’s willing to admit. Never before has he seen this much interest in the topic. “We’ve always had interest in carbon sequestration and the use of nitrogen fertilizers and manures, but now where we are called to some form of action and reductions, now… Read More

If the world of soil biology had its own version of Facebook, crops like peas, lentils, corn and flax would be listed as “in a symbiotic relationship” with mycorrhizal fungi. The microscopic organisms help these crops access phosphorus in the soil. Wheat would probably be friends with mycorrhiza, as cereals see some benefit from having… Read More

There’s potential for much more composting in North American farming, say researchers at the University of Manitoba. “Turning waste into gold” was the theme for the annual field day at the U of M’s Glenlea Research Farm last week. Mario Tenuta, soil ecologist at the University of Manitoba, describes the value of farm-scale composting of manure,… Read More

 

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