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Poly pockets for corn

July 04, 2020

The old adage that corn should be waist high by the fourth of July may be reality in the United States Midwest, but in central Alberta it’s just a saying. Except at Vermeer’s Dairy in Camrose where much of the 600 acres of...

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Save the pre-harvest pass for when it's really needed

July 04, 2020

The questions about wheat harvest are starting to roll in. How do I time a pre-harvest application on my wheat crop? The answer for that question is easy: it’s all about the peduncle! Find out more on this timing from this...

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Corn School: Fine-tuning a fungicide strategy to protect yield potential

July 04, 2020

The year-over-year variables really play into a fungicide timing strategy, but the most important question to ask when strategizing for fungicide timing may be: “What is your corn crop doing right now?” Ken Currah joins Re...

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Soil School: Sulphur's role in a complete nutrient package

June 29, 2020

Ross Bender, director for new product development at The Mosaic Company, explains in this episode of the Soil School that tissue testing can confirm a sulphur deficiency ahead of correcting a problem. Find out more on sulp...

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Soybean School: Fungicide applications & tank mixing strategies

June 29, 2020

In this episode of RealAgriculture Soybean School, Bernard Tobin talks with agronomist Ken Currah about correct fungicide timing in soybeans and some tank mixing strategies.

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Corn School: Do pre-emerge herbicides pay in dry years?

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Soybean acreage drops; durum, lentil, & barley acres climb in June StatsCan report

June 29, 2020

There were few surprises in the June Statistics Canada acreage report. As expected, big winners in acreage versus 2019 were lentils, barley, and durum wheat, while canola and soybean total area fell in 2020, perhaps due to...

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Soybean School: Tackling corn residue with pre-plant tillage

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Research confirms corn & soybean’s northward shift

June 22, 2020

If global warming continues as predicted, the next 50 years could see the best growing conditions for corn and soybeans shift from Iowa and Illinois to Minnesota, the Dakotas and Canada. Read more on the northward shift fr...

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Oilseed sector waits for high-oleic market growth

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Is dicamba just the first of many products to get over-ruled?

June 15, 2020

While Canadian farmers maintain access to over-the-top use of dicamba herbicides in herbicide-tolerant crops, American farmers are dealing with significant uncertainty regarding access to the product not just this season, ...

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Nitrogen status in 2020 corn fields

June 15, 2020

OMAFRA Field Crop Unit staff have traditionally led an annual Pre Sidedress Nitrogen Test (PSNT) survey across Ontario at the beginning of June to measure soil nitrate mineralized from the soil as an indication of year-to-...

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Water stress can constrain late-season photosynthesis

June 15, 2020

Photosynthesis is regulated by plant phenology — how plant life cycles interact with the climate — and environmental conditions, both of which changed substantially in recent decades. Read more on the difference between ea...

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