In this episode of the Soybean School, OMAFRA weed control specialist Mike Cowbrough takes us to the Elora Research Station where he set up an experiment to examine what happens when different burndown herbicides are applied after the label-recommended timing, which restricts application three days after soybean planting.
How do cover crops impact yield? The answer to those questions is a definite yes, says University of Guelph research scientist Dr. Laura Van Eerd. Van Eerd says there's growing research evidence that cover crops increase yield and profitability of following crops. Find out more from this Real Agriculture report.
Van Eerd presented research findings on the benefits of cover crops, including economics and yield, at the recent Ontario Certified Crop Advisors annual meeting in London, Ontario.
Pawpaw, Haskap grapes, quinoa, edamame, tiger nut and hops. Do you grow any of these specialty crops on your farm? Maybe not, but more and more Ontario farmers are taking a serious look. Find out more on the growing specialty crops market from this Real Agriculture report.
Canola futures ended higher on Friday, settling at their highest levels in two weeks as the market saw a continued bounce off the nearby lows hit on Wednesday.
Continued worries about dry weather in Argentina kept soybean futures pointed higher on Friday.
Canola futures were stronger on Thursday, taking some direction from Chicago soybeans.
Soybean futures rose for the fourth straight session on Thursday amid continued worries about dry weather in Argentina.
Large upward revisions for corn and wheat production - along with adjustments to historical corn figures for China - have pushed projected worldwide grain ending stocks for 2017-18 sharply higher from November.
Borrowing costs may be headed higher, but the bigger impact of Wednesday's interest rate increase still comes from its impact on the Canadian dollar, according to Farm Credit Canada.
Manitoba producers will be paying less for crop insurance in 2018 on average.