Monthly Archives: August 2017

Corn School: Evaluating late-season northern corn leaf blight control

With late planting and slow maturity, much of Ontario’s corn crop may be in for a challenge as leaf diseases arrive in fields across the province. In this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, we catch up with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Rood and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) field pathologist Albert Tenuta in his leaf disease nursery… Read more »

Richardson adds two crop input centres to its growing network

Richardson Pioneer Limited is continuing to grow, with the acquisition of two new crop input facilities in northeastern Alberta — Webb’s Crop Services Ltd. in Vermilion, AB and Agro Guys Inc. near Forestburg, AB. The employees will join the Richardson Pioneer team on September 1, providing customers with crop inputs products and services in local areas…. Read more »

Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence demonstrates value in under-utilized cuts

There are certain parts to a beef cow that consumers tend to migrate to, with most of them being the centre cuts — sirloin, prime rib, and others we see at restaurants and in stores. The Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence, located in Calgary, AB, is looking to show food service operators, chefs, and domestic/international… Read more »

RealAg Radio, August 29: NAFTA tensions, downtrending canola and methane-powered tractors

Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, hosted by Shaun Haney — highlights: We’re continuing to see backdraft out of President Trump’s administration on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Both Canada and Mexico appear to be committed to the actual negotiations, avoiding social media drama. Alanna Koch, SK’s deputy minister to the premier, has decided to… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, August 23: Wheat yield positivity, weed control, and planting management

Wheat! Yeeehaaaw! RealAg Agronomist Peter Johnson is so happy to be talking about his favourite crop in this weeks episode of Wheat Pete’s Word. He talks about the excellent yields he’s been hearing, along with some good stories with it. Johnson brings up some good thoughts about planting management as we are coming up to… Read more »

Release of Ag Canada Supply and Demand Report creates questions for canola

Ag Canada has updated its supply and demand tables for major field crops and there were adjustments that are gaining attention. One of the major adjustments was the canola feed, waste and dockage for canola reported to be (-727,000mt). So what does this negative number actually mean for the canola market? According to John Deputter,… Read more »

Corn School: Could 2017 be another vomitoxin year?

A late-maturing crop, difficult environmental conditions, significant insect pressure and potential for late-season leaf disease…although too early to tell – this growing list of factors could lead to another year of high vomitoxin levels in the Ontario corn crop. In this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, OMAFRA plant pathologist Albert Tenuta takes a look at the… Read more »