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    RealAg Radio, June 30: The heat of the season, haying and spraying, and the correct day of the week for a day off

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 54:58

    It’s time to catch up with farmers across Canada on RealAg Radio! This week, we even go international. On today’s Farmer Rapid Fire edition of the show, brought to you by MNP, you’ll hear: Mark Torrey, of Woodville, Ont.; Kristjan Hebert, of Fairlife, Sask.; Franck Groeneweg, of Three Forks, Montana; Richard Carr, of Marchand, Man.... Read More

    Still too early to make solid production estimates, says market analyst

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 26:40

    As you look at growing conditions across the Prairies, it’s extremely variable . Too hot, too dry, too wet, too cool — the conditions range, which makes looking at production numbers a bit tricky. Chuck Penner, of LeftField Commodities Research says although there are a lot of big question marks, overall, production seems to be... Read More

    Going “green” with a bio-burning grain dryer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 3:27

    Grain dryers are a key piece of equipment on many farms to help manage the harvest season. Especially in very wet years, but even in an average year, grain dryers can be a huge asset to protect grain quality in the bin. But grain dryers are also large users of energy. Most dryers run off... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 29: Commodity market watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 53:35

    It’s time for another episode of our favourite show (but hey, we may be biased) — RealAg Radio! It’s Wednesday — which means we are keeping with our theme of talking markets. Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodities Research joins host Shaun Haney for a breakdown on what is happening across the commodities. You’ll also hear... Read More

    Pulse School: Scouting for root rots from emergence to flowering

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 5:54

    After the crop is in and you start to see the fruits, or emergence, of your labour, it’s time to keep a watchful eye out for any stress points to best be able to detect root rot. On this episode of the Pulse School, Mike Palmier, owner of MaxAg Consulting, goes through when to scout for... Read More

    Corn School: Fungicide trials help growers select winning disease control

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 8:13

    Protecting yield potential from northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) and a newer pest, tar spot, requires being well-armed and ready to apply the right fungicides at the right time. That’s because these diseases are not only big yield robbers, but the window to provide adequate control is quite narrow, and gets narrower with certain weather... Read More

    Wheat Pete’s Word, June 29: Curled-up corn, slow wheat, happy beans, and an alert on aphids

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 19:07

    Sometimes, it’s the weather than gets farmers excited about double cropping, other times, it’s crop prices. The 2022 growing season looked like it was shaping up for an early wheat harvest in Ontario but recent dry weather has slowed things down. This week on Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson tackles water use in corn... Read More

    “The squeaky wheel hopefully gets the grease,” says CFA president on National Agricultural Labour Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 11:09

    Earlier this week, an announcement came through that consultations for the National Agricultural Labour Strategy are open. The consultations will allow the agriculture and agri-food sector to have an opportunity to weigh in on labour shortages, challenges, and obstacles through an online process. The labour strategy is put into action through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC),... Read More

    From rock pickers made in a barn, to manufacturing facilities across North America: Degelman celebrates 60 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 4:18

    When seeing the name Degelman, many think of their first product to hit market that became a game-changer — one of the first reel-type rock pickers ever built. That was in 1962. Fast forward to 2022, to Canada’s Farm Show, at Regina, Sask., and the company is celebrating 60 years since that first rock picker... Read More

    BASF collecting data to solve mystery of slow establishment with certain canola varieties

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 12:42

    BASF says it expects to know more within a couple weeks on why certain InVigor canola hybrids in Western Canada have appeared to stall in their development after emerging from the ground. The company issued a statement late last week acknowledging it was aware of a performance issue with some InVigor varieties. In most of... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 28: A strategy for labour, investing in talent, and the trouble with canola

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 55:13

    This June 28th episode of RealAg Radio is focused on people — from labourers, to future talent, to leaders. On today’s show, hear from: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau on a new national labour strategy; Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on the sector’s labour needs; and, Crystal Mackay, of... Read More

    Pests & Predators Podcast, Ep 18: Preying in the canola canopy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 23:50

    Our collective knowledge of a particular pest, and also its enemies, builds over decades of observations, questions, and sound research. Sometimes, such as is the case with lygus in canola crops, research has to wait for the right person or timing to really get rolling forward. In this episode of the Pests & Predators podcast,... Read More

    Canola School: Is it worth spraying for sclerotinia after drought?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 6:02

    The decision whether to spray a fungicide for sclerotinia stem rot always comes back to the disease triangle — a susceptible host, the presence of the pathogen, and a favourable environment — and many canola-growing areas currently have all three. Under “favourable environment,” sclerotinia requires moist soil conditions to germinate. The last few years have... Read More

    The Agronomists, Ep 73: Colin Elgie and Jack Payne on diagnosing nutrient deficiencies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 63:33

    Nutrient deficiencies don’t always follow the textbook examples — sometimes a crop short of nutrients can look okay, but be behind in maturity, patchy, or show signs of poor reproductive performance. To dig in to common — and less common! — nutrient deficiencies, we go to newly minted soil nutrient specialist with the Ontario Ministry... Read More

    Pulse School: Understanding nodulation and how to scout for healthy nodules

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 3:39

    Maximizing nitrogen uptake is a main priority for pulse growers and ensuring success starts with being knowledgeable about identifying proper nodulation. Mike Palmier, with MaxAg Consulting, joins us for this episode of the Pulse School, where we discuss when to scout for nodulation, why it’s important, how to assess if nodules are healthy. What happens if... Read More

    Rope wick applicator could help the fight against herbicide resistance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 6:18

    Ranging from five- to 120-feet wide, Vogels Wick Weeder offers farmers another option when it comes to weed control. Ralph Wasylyniuk, of Farm Agro Sales, was on site at Canada’s Farm Show at Regina, Sask., to discuss the implement, which, by the way, isn’t meant to be used as a replacement sprayer. “It’s to be... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 27: Baseball fun, risk maps, and 6-inch lambs quarters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 53:27

    It’s the last Monday of June, you guys! Can you feel summer zooming by? We sure can. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Acadian Plant Health, we’re talking all things agronomy. You’ll hear: Jeremy Boychyn, of Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on what’s happening on the Prairies, and questions he’s getting... Read More

    The Sharp Edge: Nematodes fight back against corn rootworm resistance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 14:29

    Transgenic traits that defend corn plants against against damaging corn rootwoom have been around since 2003. But in recent years, farmers have seen growing resistance to these traits and researchers and seed companies are working to preserve the effectiveness of the technology while also develop new ways to combat the yield-robbing pest. One of those... Read More

    Soy Canada still optimistic about acreage expansion in Western Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 10:38

    Soy Canada remains optimistic about its lofty goals for soybean acres in Western Canada. In 2017, the national organization set a target for 10 million acres across the country by 2027, with six million in Western Canada. In 2021, Prairie acres — mostly in Manitoba — were at 1.4 million, down from 1.8 million in... Read More

    Canada pledges $50 million toward grain storage in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 7:06

    The Canadian government is contributing $50 million to help prevent grain in Ukraine from going to waste. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the funding while attending the G7 leader meeting in Germany on Sunday. “Canada has valuable experience in grain storage. The knowledge and experience of our farmers will be very useful. We will continue... Read More

    Wheat School: Taking aim at fusarium head blight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 7:45

    Fungicides can deliver a strong defence against fusarium head blight (FHB) in wheat, but how the product is applied in-crop plays a key role in determining whether growers successfully protect those valuable wheat heads. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Wheat School, Syngenta agronomist Brad Garlough shares fusarium application insights and best practices accumulated from... Read More

    IntelligentAg’s Recon SpraySense looks at individual nozzle performance to ensure optimal spraying

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 4:16

    Efficiency plays an important role in almost every area of farming and IntelligentAg is looking to maximize sprayer efficiency with their new product, the Recon SpraySense. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you don’t know and Recon SpraySense is looking to uncover that data by providing a feed of information on the performance... Read More

    Beef Market Update: Volatility (and confusion) across the markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 9:40

    A question for many when they hear about inflation and rising prices is: how does this impact food, beef, and and what are the potential effects on demand? The extreme volatility doesn’t help anything either, says Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, in this week’s Beef Market Update. “One day it’s going to be... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 24: Misguided policy, on-farm funding, fertilizer, and zooming in to the House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 55:04

    It’s the time of the year where a lot of people are spending time in the sprayer, or running around keeping other parts of the operation afloat….so we thank you for making RealAg Radio a part of your day! It’s Friday, so yes — that means we’ve got a RealAg Issues Panel for you. Today’s... Read More

    Saskatchewan will be home to world’s first flax straw pelleting facility

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 7:51

    Regina is set to welcome a new flax straw processing facility that looks to be a win-win business model as it allows producers a solution to flax residue and also will create oversea business opportunities in the way of biomass fuels. Prairie Clean Energy is the company behind the facility and Brita Lind, chief marketing... Read More

    Mobile, telescoping 10,000 bushel bin boasts transportability

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 6:07

    Have you ever wished you had the ability to move your grain bin from one yard to the next? With a transport height of 17 feet, and 27 feet wide, the T-Bin mobile telescoping bin allows you to do just that. Pat Beaujot, one of three founders of the system, says they do that through... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 23: Big weeds, infamous clays, flax pellets, and farm stores

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 55:12

    Thursdays are for farmers on RealAg Radio! On today’s episode, guest host Lyndsey Smith tries her hand at the news once more, and then hops in to the Farmer Rapid Fire with: Aaron Bowman, from near Bowmanville, Ont.; Emery Huszka, from Lambton Country, Ont.; Tyler Bartmanovich, from near Glenlea, Man.; and, Jeff Bennett, from Dodsland,... Read More

    Saskatchewan primed for opportunity in agriculture, says Premier Moe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 7:26

    The return of Canada’s Farm Show, previously known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show, in Regina, Sask., brought out thousands of industry reps, farmers and Saskatchewan’s Premier, Scott Moe. With the first day of the show being geared toward the theme of innovation, Moe shared his admiration for the ideas that have turned into full fledged... Read More

    As inflation keeps climbing, many are wondering if now is the worst time to lock in interest rates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 14:18

    What goes up must come down, but if you’re waiting for deflation to begin any time soon, you may be in for a long wait. Inflation — and the increasing interest rates designed to put a pin in it — is top of mind for every economist right now, and Farm Credit Canada’s chief economist... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 22: Market sell-offs, sky-high inflation, and the impact of the container crisis on Canadian soybeans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 53:26

    While inflation continues to soar based on new data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday, commodity markets have tumbled over the last few days over fears of a recession. Today’s show, hosted live by Shaun Haney in southern Ontario this week, includes the following guests and topics: Joe Vaclavik, president of Standard Grain on the... Read More

    Grain market pullback a function of weather, risk-off, and a looming recession

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 10:53

    Grain markets are losing some steam as summer starts to heat up, but it’s not the dry corn crop that’s driving the sell-off. Joe Vaclavik, founder and president of Standard Grain based in Tennessee, says that yes, weather is front and centre for those with plenty of experience trading agriculture commodities, but there’s far more... Read More

    Corn School: What you need to know about tissue testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 8:16

    Corn growers often turn to tissue testing to diagnose a problem. When plants in a field are yellowing or pale, grabbing a sample and sending it to the lab can seem an obvious way to confirm a nutrient deficiency. But there’s more to the tissue testing story than simply identifying a problem and finding a... Read More

    Wheat Pete’s Word, June 22: Green stripes, smeared sidewalls, eroded knolls, tall wheat, and an early harvest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 19:41

    The sins of the spring are expected to show up about now in the crop, but what about weather conditions last fall? This week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word fields several questions about strange observations in the field: from stressed corn, weirdly tall wheat, tire-track greenness and much more. Have a question you'd like Johnson... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 21: Carbon insets, monitoring yield, fantastic forages, and cereal company news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 55:09

    It’s officially the first day of summer, the longest day and shortest night! To celebrate, occasional host Lyndsey Smith leads this episode of RealAg Radio. Tune in to hear about the difference between carbon offsets and carbon insets; how FarmTRX monitors yields; why forage fields need so much nutrient management; and, why Kelloggs is becoming... Read More

    Focus on carbon insets keeps recognition of environmental good within the cattle industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 9:15

    If you’re tired of hearing about carbon credits or carbon offsets, let’s switch gears and talk carbon insets. A carbon inset credit is equal to a carbon offset — a metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent is either reduced or stored. The key difference, explains Dr. Sara Place, is that an offset is bought by... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 20: Flashing corn, flea beetles, help for hailed crops, and layering on the weed control

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 53:23

    Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio here on RealAgriculture! Mondays are for agronomy, and on today’s show host Shaun Haney is joined by Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson to tackle top-of-mind agronomic considerations, including what to spray on hailed crops, why yellow corn isn’t always concerning, and the real cost of too-big weeds, plus more!... Read More

    Canola School: Maximizing yield potential after a tough seeding season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 5:49

    Canola seedlings have experienced a tough start in many areas of the Prairies this year. In Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, the crop has had to come through flooding, broadcast seeding, compaction, crusting, and flea beetles (stay away, grasshoppers), while it’s been the opposite soil moisture scenario in drought-stricken parts of Alberta and western Saskatchewan. In... Read More

    Soybean School: Controlling weeds that lurk in field boundaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 3:30

    Every year soybean growers invest in weed control to keep their fields clean. But quite often, new, uninvited weed pests enter fields. Where do they come from? How do they break though weed control defences and gain a foothold in fields? On this episode of the RealAgriculture Soybean School, OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough looks at... Read More

    RealAg Politics, Ep 8: Fertilizer sanctions, emission reduction targets, front-of-product labelling, and food security

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 58:23

    Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of RealAg Politics! Today, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, of RealAgriculture, are joined by a great list of guests to talk about the big ag policy issues of the week that are impacting farmers and ranchers across Canada and the US. This episode features guests: Karen Proud,... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 17: Beef and plant-based perceptions, leadership races, and interest rates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 55:02

    Welcome to this end-of-the-workweek edition of RealAg Radio. We’ve got a terrific lineup for you, including a RealAg Issues Panel. Joining the panel today is Kelvin Heppner, of RealAgriculture, Lyndsey Smith, of RealAgriculture, and host Shaun Haney. The trio discuss leadership races, interest rates, and more. As well, David Coletto, of Abacus Data, joins to... Read More

    Alberta looking to strengthen business risk management headed into APF meetings, says agriculture minister

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 2:29

    As the calendar quickly flips through the summer months, eyes are beginning to focus on the Agricultural Policy Framework — or APF — meetings set for July. Each province has their ask, and their focus on what should be top priorities at the meetings. Nate Horner, Minister of Alberta Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development,... Read More

    Canola School: Who’s who in the zoo? The difference between striped and crucifer flea beetles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 8:48

    There are two main species of flea beetles across the Prairies: the striped flea beetle and the crucifer flea beetle. Both can have devastating impacts on the canola crop, however, they have a few differences between them. As Héctor Cárcamo, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Lethbridge, Alta., explains, the crucifier flea beetle... Read More

    Risk vs. reward: protecting margins in a volatile market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 11:35

    Commodity prices this spring has made watching the markets an exciting part of nearly every day, especially for farmers who are anticipating a satisfactory yield and who are biding their time locking in prices. However, with many volatile factors contributing to those prices, experts are saying to weigh options carefully and take assurances where you... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 16: Rain, rain, go away… but only in Manitoba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 55:12

    Happy Friday Eve! Hope everyone is rolling into the back half of the week in good spirits! It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is catching up with farmers from across the country, including: Ethan Wallace, of Seaforth, Ont.; Scott Hepworth, of Assiniboia, Sask.; John... Read More

    Corn School: How much side-dress nitrogen does the crop need?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 8:44

    In Ontario, corn growers are approximately six weeks into the growing season and now is a great time to do a couple tests to reassess the nitrate levels and decide on what the best plan is to sidedress nitrogen, on a field by field basis. Deb Campbell, agronomist with Agronomy Advantage, joins us for this... Read More

    Most Canadians still prefer taste of beef to plant-based alternatives, but peer-to-peer food shaming on the rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 10:16

    Through the pandemic numerous food perspectives were subject to a shift, with more people cooking at home and grocery scarcity showing up for the first time for many. Just ahead of the pandemic, Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein company, went public to much fanfare. The Canadian Meat Council has, of course, been watching the plant-based... Read More

    Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance focused on setting baseline for sustainability

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 14:21

    Eighty-six partners from different sectors across Canada have come together with a singular focus: to set a benchmark and identify the key indicators that establish a baseline for Canada’s food safety and sustainability. The process and findings also create transparency within the industry, which ultimately could create trust or showcases opportunities for improvement and growth.... Read More

    RealAg Radio, June 15: Moose-jackets, a sustainability index, and cheering for the wrong team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 53:24

    Congrats — the week is half over! Thanks for celebrating with us here at RealAgriculture. On this midweek edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Brian Voth, of intelliFARM, with our Wednesday update in the markets (and probably a little NBA chatter in there too); Drew Fletcher, of CLAAS, with a spotlight interview; David McInnes, of... Read More

    CAFTA highlights food security and WTO reform at Geneva meeting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 10:44

    We all know the importance of trade, maintaining trade relationships, and what happens when those relationships hit road blocks. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12) wrapped up June 15, in Geneva, Switzerland, where ministers from across the world attended to review the current trade system. Greg Northey, director of industry relations at Pulse... Read More

    Wheat Pete’s Word, June 15: Drought to flood, counting florets, corn after hay, and hay after soys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 19:56

    What’s happening this week in Canadian farm fields? Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson has the latest questions and some answers. In this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Pete tackles clover and hay questions, thin wheat stands, planting depth on corn and how to get that last bit of N on the wheat crop out west.... Read More

    Soybean School: Managing weed escapes in IP soybeans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 3:16

    Soil-applied herbicide is the foundation of weed management for food grade non-GMO soybeans. But escapes do happen, and when weeds evade control, growers need to act. On this episode of RealAgriculture Soybean School, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs weed specialist, Mike Cowbrough, shares tips on how IP growers can tackle weedy escape artists.... Read More

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