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Wheat School: Measuring the payback of wheat in the rotation

JAN 24

Add wheat to your crop rotation and it will increase corn and soybean yields, put more money in your pocket, improve soil health, and make your soil more resilient. Find out more on the value of adding wheat to your rotati...

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Corn School: Unleashing the power of potash

JAN 24

When it comes to corn fertility and higher yield, nitrogen is the star of the corn production show. But Carleton Place, Ontario, farmer Mark Foster and agronomist Paul Sullivan feel it’s time potash received its share of t...

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Modest production increases expected for 2020-21 field crops: AAFC

JAN 24

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) released its Outlook for Principal Field Crops report, and is predicting a slight increase in both area seeded and overall yield of field crops for the 2020-21 cropping year, compare...

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It still pays to plant full-season corn hybrids

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What factors influence corn test weight?

JAN 12

Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have producers concerned about the test weight of their corn. Find out what factors influence test weight from this Manitoba Cooperator article.

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Wheat Pete's Word, Jan 8: A corn toxin alert, tiles vs. earthworms, temperature updates, & a final look at 2019

JAN 12

It’s a new year, and we’re back with the first Wheat Pete’s Word of the decade! In this week’s episode, Wheat Pete has some updates on the 2019 crop — including some corn concerns — and he takes a dive into facts and falla...

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Soybean School: Building up soil offers best return on nutrient investment

DEC 31

Is 100 bushels per acre a reality for Ontario soybeans? If so, what can Ontario growers do to push soybean yields to the next level? On the final 2019 episode of the RealAgriculture Soybean School, OMAFRA's Horst Bohner ta...

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Early 2020 forecast suggests slow start to planting season

DEC 31

It’s not the forecast anyone in Ontario wants to hear. While some are still finishing up 2019 harvest — a season hampered by a cool, wet spring, a drought, then a nasty fall — weather guru Drew Lerner, of World Weather Inc...

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Soybean School: Stick with adapted varieties when planting is delayed

DEC 20

On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, OMAFRA's Horst Bohner looks back at the 2019 season and shares results of of planting timing trials conducted at Ridgetown, St. Thomas, Bornholm, and Elora, Ontario.

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ON processing vegetable growers says recent regulatory changes will "devastate" farms

DEC 20

Announced changes to how Ontario carrot and tomato growers and processors negotiate price are being blasted by the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). Find out more on the changes from this Real Agriculture articl...

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Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Dan Petker

DEC 20

Shorten soybean maturity, plant early, add a seed inoculant, topdress humic acid, bump up the sulphur, and add in some 20-inch rows — it’s all part of what makes Dan Petker a ‘Real’ wheat farmer, says RealAgriculture agron...

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2019 corn seasonal summary

DEC 20

Unlike some springs where a large majority of the provincial corn crop is often planted in a 1 to 2-week window, frequent rainfall and poor drying conditions resulted in a long drawn out planting season. Read more on the c...

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Kernel shrinkage & test weight trouble, full elevators, & iced over soybeans

DEC 13

On this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter Johnson unpacks the head-scratcher that is test weight and corn drying this year, plus how long wheat can live under ice, and why ice-covered beans are a a no-go.

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