Monthly Archives: June 2017

McConnell named to Order of Canada

A well-known and respected leader in Canadian agriculture, particularly in the world of agriculture marketing, has been named to the Order of Canada. Kim McConnell, founder and former CEO of AdFarm, is one of 99 appointees announced by Governor General David Johnston on Friday on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Confederation (read the entire list… Read more »

Wheat School: New FHB1 varieties offer better fusarium control, agronomics and yield

The FHB1 gene for fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance has been around for some time, but now it’s available in stronger agronomic varieties that deliver yield punch. That’s good news for North American wheat growers, says Bryan Gerard of Indiana-based Gerard Seed Solutions. In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, Gerard explains that the FHB1… Read more »

Soybean School: Hail management akin to planting double-crop soybeans

When hail hits first trifoliate soybean plants in late June, should you replant? In most situations, RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson would give you the ‘thumbs down’ and tell you those plants are resilient and they’ll make a comeback. But the decision really depends on the condition of the plants, says Johnson in the latest episode… Read more »

RealAg Radio, June 29: StatsCan acre report reaction & Wheat Pete’s Word

Thursday’s radio podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Statistics Canada released its updated acreage estimates today, with plenty of numbers to talk about, from spring wheat to canola to soybeans and beyond. Dwight Nichol of DLN AgVentures and Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research discuss the StatsCan acres, fundamentals behind the… Read more »

Nutreco completes acquisition of Hi-Pro, rebrands feed businesses as Trouw Nutrition

Nutreco says it has completed its purchase of Hi-Pro Feeds, and along with the acquisition, is moving its North American animal nutrition business under the name Trouw Nutrition. The Dutch company’s animal nutrition business operates internationally under the Trouw Nutrition brand, with the exception of North America, where Nutreco also operates as Shur-Gain and Landmark… Read more »