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Should carry-over soybean seed be used?

2019’s shoddy spring planting conditions left a record number of acres unseeded, meaning many growers have unused soybean seed from last year. Is it worth using the carry-over seed?

Good news for Canadian grains

After the prolonged rail blockades cleared, Canadian grain was in high demand as shippers tried to keep up with mills and governments sought to shore up staple reserves amid the pandemic.

Canadian farmland values continue to soften

The average value of Canadian farmland increased by 5.2 per cent in 2019, the smallest increase over the past decade, according to the latest Farm Credit Canada Farmland Values Report.

To squat or not to squat

Seeding time is almost here for Ontario. Heavy machines made heavier by loads of seed, sprays or fertilizer means increased risk of soil compaction. One way to combat this is to reduce air pressure in the tires.

Spring drying tips for high-moisture canola

The Canola Council of Canada put out some spring drying tips for high-moisture canola. With the advent of spring and warmer weather, moist canola in storage is a major problem.

Collaborate with cattle for improved soil biology

As regenerative agriculture principles hit the mainstream, interest has grown in partnerships between livestock farmers and field croppers in Western Canada. Jillian Bainard, a forage research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is leading a new integrated crop-livestock study looking at soil health, weed communities, general productivity and economic outcomes. » Learn more

Testing novel mechanical weeders

Results from a two-year project on some mechanical weeders that are fairly new to the Prairies show that such tools can be a useful addition to the weed control toolbox for narrow-row dry beans. Researchers from the University of Manitoba responded to grower interest in the possibility of growing dry beans with narrower spacing by looking at the weeders’ impacts on soil disturbance, weed control and crop damage. » Learn more

Weeds to watch for in Manitoba

Weeds, old and new, are a source of frustration for farmers everywhere. Manitoba farmers in particular have some unique issues with herbicide resistance that create additional headaches. Tammy Jones (Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development) and Robert Gulden (University of Manitoba) have compiled a list of the “Dirty Dozen” weeds Manitoba growers will come up against. » Learn more

Plant growth regulators with Sheri Strydhorst & Amy Mangin

Sheri Strydhorst, agronomic research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and Amy Mangin, PhD student at the University of Manitoba, discuss the nuances of plant growth regulators. » Listen now

Southwest Ag Conference wrap-up

This episode of Inputs features conversations on late-planted corn, the future of the seed industry in Canada, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Production Pundits session. » Listen now

Fungicides and spray technologies with Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf, spray application specialist and co-creator of Sprayers 101, talks about the importance of timing, best fungicide spray practices, and how to get the most out of your spray days. » Listen now