Monthly Archives: May 2017

RealAg Radio, May 31: National food policy, listener feedback, & how much would you pay for better internet?

Wednesday’s radio podcast, with co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, includes: thanks to our listeners for sharing feedback! Some great points on the CPC leadership vote, vertical farming, and rural internet service (email shaney@realagriculture.com or kheppner@realagriculture.com, @realagriculture on Twitter). Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay discusses the launch of consultations on a national food policy. A look… Read more »

Getting FOIAed: U.S. organic-backed group targets another Saskatchewan researcher

The U.S. anti-GMO activist organization that has targeted several dozen scientists and academics who have published research on the benefits of genetic engineering has set its sights on another researcher at the University of Saskatchewan. On May 18th, the school received a legal request from U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) to review emails sent by Dr. Stuart Smyth… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 29: Hybrid wheat, strip till in northern growing regions & getting more ag in the classrooms

Monday’s agronomy-themed Memorial Day show, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, includes: Colleen Smith of Agscape on getting more agriculture into classrooms, Kevin Zachuk of 20/20 Seed Labs on evaluating seed performance, Darcy Pawlik of Syngenta on hybrid wheat, and Aaron Daigh of NSDU on striptillage feasibility in the northern plains and prairies. Listen… Read more »

RealAg Radio, May 30: Andrew Scheer’s win, new Canola Council president & USRTK targets another U of S researcher

On Tuesday’s radio podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner discuss, among other things: Andrew Scheer’s surprise win over Maxime Bernier in the Conservative Party leadership race, with Jeff English, the federal government launching consultations on a national food policy, new Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson joins to discuss the future of canola… Read more »

Wheat School: Can you do more to control fusarium?

Are you looking to step up your fusarium control measures this spring? In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, resident agronomist Peter Johnson reviews the basics of managing fusarium in Ontario’s wheat crop and also offers some tips on how growers can elevate their control efforts. For Johnson, effective fusarium control starts with the basics:… Read more »