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Corn School: How trees impact your crop

October 10, 2021

On this episode of Corn School, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson looks back at the research of Dr. Charles Baldwin. Baldwin, who worked at Ridgetown College of Agricultural Technology, conducted extensive research ...

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Potatoes in the east faring well, while the west sees yield impact of excessive heat

October 10, 2021

Potato harvest is well underway in Canada, with varying results from a near-record harvest to too-short in supply. Find out more about the crop across different regions from this RealAgriculture article and radio interview...

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Wheat School: Late planting can pack yield punch

October 10, 2021

How late can you plant winter wheat and still get an amazing plant stand? As agronomist Peter Johnson discovers on this episode of RealAgriculture’s Wheat School, even wheat planted in mid-November can deliver a top crop.

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Potato processors in a pinch as production sags

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Too much N, too much of a good thing on sunflower

October 10, 2021

Modern varieties of sunflower can produce more oil and protein, but they require more nitrogen to do so. However, research from Argentina shows that too much nitrogen actually lowers the protein and oil content in sunflowe...

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Record corn prices offset lower yields

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Good things come from our wild cousins

October 04, 2021

With a long list of natural enemies, potatoes are not easy to grow. Perhaps the most devastating pest is the Colorado potato beetle, which causes significant crop damage and is notorious for quickly developing resistance t...

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The Sharp Edge: Learning from record yield estimates

October 04, 2021Read Article

Corn School: Managing corn rootworm above & below ground

October 04, 2021

Corn rootworm can be a major yield-robber and this year more than most, it’s on everyone’s minds. Amanda Craven is joined by Bernard Tobin for this Corn School episode to talk resistance management, how rotation helps, and...

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Soybean School: Unused soil nitrate could affect soybean nodulation in '22

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Pre-harvest sprouting in the 2021 winter wheat crop

October 03, 2021

While winter wheat yields have been strong this year, there have been some challenges with quality. Pre-harvest sprouting and low falling numbers have been a concern along the wheat value chain. While this is not an issue ...

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Should you variable rate nitrogen spatially by yield in corn?

October 03, 2021

OMAFRA corn specialist Ben Rosser recently spoke with an agronomist about a grower who started variable rating nitrogen (N) in corn. Logically, given that high yielding corn takes up more N than low yielding corn, the grow...

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Building resilient soil

September 28, 2021

A soil’s resiliency is in part determined by its texture and natural drainage. While crop residues may sometimes be taken for granted, they play a critical role in helping to maintain resilient soils. Read more on building...

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