March 02, 2024

Corn School: Selecting hybrids for gibberella & DON defence

On this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, University of Guelph crops researcher Dave Hooker and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture plant pathologist Albert Tenuta — two of the driving forces behind the DON Screening Tri...

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March 02, 2024

Oat & pulse ingredient research nets $7.3 million from Protein Industries Canada

Protein Industries Canada will contribute $7.3 million to a project focused on creating new ingredient and food options with oat and pulse ingredients created by Avena Foods for use by Big Mountain Foods, Danone Canada and...

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March 02, 2024

Oat market searching for supply & demand stability in 2024

After rolling through a boom and bust cycle over the past few years, the oat market is searching for stability in both supply and demand heading into the 2024 growing season.Find out more on its search for stability from t...

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March 02, 2024

The Agronomists: Starting off soybeans with Horst Bohner & Mike Weir

If input dollars are scarce (and they always are), where do you spend and where to do you save? For that conversation, when it comes to the most important pass, host of The Agronomists Lyndsey Smith goes to Ontario Ministr...

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March 02, 2024

Wheat School: Understanding nutrient uptake for higher-yielding winter wheat

On this episode of the Wheat School, Peter Johnson shares data from a new wheat study on nutrient uptake and how growers can use the results to fine-tune fertilizer application for winter wheat.

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March 02, 2024

Pulse School: New round of research focused on fighting aphanomyces

Scientists and plant breeders have their sights set on root rots, given the risk that one in particular — aphanomyces — poses to pea and lentil production in Western Canada and the Northern Plains. Find out more on new res...

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March 02, 2024

Red lentil prices expected to rise

Old crop red lentil prices have bottomed out and should be heading higher as new crop seeding approaches, says a trader. “We’re at the lower end of the old crop prices,” Will Watchorn, a trader with Viterra, said during th...

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March 02, 2024

International pressures challenge pulse growers

Canada is losing its impact on global pulse markets, producers attending a Saskatchewan Pulse Growers meeting in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, late last month were told. Chuck Penner, president of LeftField Commodity Research, s...

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March 02, 2024

The flatulence-free faba bean

Let’s get the obvious part out of the way. By separating “the good stuff” (protein, starch and dietary fibre) from faba beans, a University of Alberta researcher has improved on a process that minimizes human flatulence fr...

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March 02, 2024

Hedging risk in a sliding market — practical advice for the current corn & bean market

Have you got your bushels covered? Matt Bennett of AgMarket.net says that if farmers still have a lot of unpriced grain, it’s going to take some work to minimize losses in the next few months. Find out more on hedging mark...

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February 25, 2024

Planting cover crops with PEI potato grower Andrew Lawless

Potato farmers on Prince Edward Island have increased their use of cover crops dramatically over the last five years. PEI farmers have been measuring the growth and impact of cover crops through participation in Living Lab...

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February 25, 2024

U.S. demand for canola oil rising, with construction underway on new crush facilities

The race is on among canola processing companies to supply growing demand in the U.S. for canola oil as a feedstock for lower carbon-intensity fuels. Read more on the construction of crush facilities and demand for the pro...

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February 25, 2024

Soybean School: Stick with adapted varieties for higher yield

Every year soybean growers make seed choices based on a host of factors. One of the key decisions is whether to plant long-season varieties, full-season varieties or choose a shorter-season variety. On this episode of Real...

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