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Weed-plucking robot roams fields

JAN 11

The EarthSenseTerraSentia is a 25 pound autonomous robot that roams cornfields plucking out herbicide resistant weeds. When it hits the market, the device will initially cost less than US$100 per acre per season to operate...

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Wheat Pete's Word: Life-long learning, talking plants, compaction trade-offs, & seed-placed P

JAN 11

In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete's Word, Peter Johnson tackles some push-back on the manure spreading decision making process, explains why seed-placed MAP with soys is a non-starter (see what we did there?), and wheth...

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Soybean School: Targeting "profitable & comfortable" sales for 2019

JAN 05

In RealAgriculture’s final Soybean School episode of the 2018 season, we asked ag economist, market commentator, and farmer Philip Shaw for his take on the trade tussle and how it could impact Canadian farmers in 2019.

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2018 Harvest Rewind: The good, the bad, & the ugly

JAN 04

As 2018 ends, many want to forget about the tough harvest this past year. Everything from drought and high DON levels, to frost in August and snow in September — it all played a major factor of the stress of farming and ha...

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What's next for wheat breeding & genomics?

JAN 04

Mapping the wheat genome has been a major goal of scientists for decades. Getting it sequenced was a major accomplishment, but it wasn’t the end of the journey – it was, in reality, only opening the door so the journey cou...

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Ag Canada raises wheat stocks projections, lowers canola

JAN 04

Canadian wheat ending stocks for 2018/19 (Aug/Jul) will be slightly larger than earlier thought, according to updated supply/demand tables from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Meanwhile, the carryout projections for both...

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The hazards of harvesting hemp

JAN 04

There is no established technique for CBD harvest on a broad-acre scale. One harvest option for large-scale production includes full plant use where the entire plant is harvested, possibly by being cut and baled. Another h...

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MacAulay supports UN proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health

JAN 04

Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay is supporting the United Nations’ proclamation of the International Year of Plant Health for 2020. In a news release, MacAulay says the federal government reco...

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Early winter weather puts U.S. safe-haven corn planting in doubt

DEC 28

Illinois farmer Brent Johnson had planned to bump up his corn acreage by 10 per cent in 2019 and plant fewer soybeans as a way to shelter himself from the lower soy prices caused by U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff war...

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Soybean School: Learning from ON's record 54 bu crop

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Corn School: A look at 2019 markets with Philip Shaw

DEC 22

On this edition of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, host Bernard Tobin travels to the ‘Agridome’ at Dresden, Ontario to get Philip Shaw’s take on the 2019 corn market.

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2018 corn seasonal summary

DEC 22

Despite growing season challenges, and with exception to a few pockets of the province where dry weather prevailed through the latter half of the summer, many growers reported yields above expectations or farm averages. Re...

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To plant green or to plant brown? Rye cover crop termination timing before soybeans

DEC 22

Planting soybeans green into rye is an opportunity to have a green cover from fall harvest to spring planting. It helps with erosion control, builds organic matter and may help with weed suppression. Read more on terminati...

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