Listen to Wheat Pete's Word, and learn more about some simple math on whether or not it's worth moving equipment to get wheat planted, when hiring a custom operator makes cents (get it?), and also learn a little about what the heck diplodia is
Farmers that are utilizing cover crops after wheat harvest are seeing a reduction in the amount of annual weed seeds produced and returned to the soil. Perennial weeds can be managed throughout October at the same time that the volunteer wheat and oat cover crop is retired. Read more on weed control from this Field Crop News article.
Despite the dry year and stripe rust infestation, we saw some big winter wheat yields across the province this season. Many growers are giving credit to a strong stand establishment last fall thanks to the excellent planting conditions. So as we get into the full swing of winter wheat planting, this Field Crop News article offers a few things to keep in mind that will help you get those high winter wheat yields and break another provincial record!
Georgia cash cropper Randy Dowdy has been farming for less than ten years. In that time he has broken the world record for corn yield, and now he's laid claim to the soybean yield record. In this episode of Real Agriculture Soybean School, Dowdy says he simply takes the same approach to soybeans as he does for corn.
In this episode of Real Agriculture Corn School, Ken Currah looks at a number of challenges farmers are facing as the combines get ready to roll after a dry summer meets a wet, sticky fall.
Canola futures were down on Friday, as a sharp drop in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans and soyoil weighed on values.
Soybean futures fell heavily on Friday as the U.S. harvest geared up, while corn was little changed and wheat mixed.
Farmers were able to make good harvest progress this past week as a period of warm, dry weather covered much of the province before the return to rain and showers this past weekend slowed everything to a crawl again.
The harvest will be delayed and crop quality compromised as a fall storm sweeps into parts of Western Canada this weekend.
The dry bean harvest is progressing rapidly, with some areas expected to be wrapped up by the end of next week, according to the latest update from Thompsons Ltd.