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FCC’s mid-2021 farmland values update shows high demand

Despite the many challenges 2021 has brought to farmers across Canada, high commodity prices in 2020 and low interest rates have resulted in high demand and prices for farmland in the first half of 2021.

FMC seeks nominations for Wilson Loree award

This prestigious award honours those who have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise.

Continuing the conversation

The 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) Summit takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Check out this write-up of last year’s Summit for an idea of what to expect from this virtual event.

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Protection Through Dry Conditions

Have security in any weather with a finished fertilizer proven to protect against volatilization, leaching and denitrification. This solution safeguards your nitrogen through any weather condition — from dry spells to saturated soil. It also helps ensure your nitrogen stays available for the crop, allowing for maximized investments. » Learn more

Developing safe storage guidelines for soybean

There is more to safely storing soybeans than putting the grain in a bin at the recommended less than 14 per cent moisture content. Air temperature and humidity come into play inside the grain bin to impact soybean storage. The University of Manitoba’s Jitendra Paliwal recently led a study looking at the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) values for three popular soybean varieties grown in Manitoba. » Read more

Getting the most from on-farm trials

Randomize. Replicate. Stats first, agronomic interpretation second. Economics follow. Megan Bourns, On-Farm Network agronomist with the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG), discussed how to get the most out of on-farm trials at the Top Crop Summit. One tip? Set realistic treatments for your farm that are different enough from each other to potentially lead to different agronomic outcomes. » Read more

Protecting your canola seed investment

To help farmers mitigate the risk of extreme heat, one seed company is automatically applying heat blast protection to one of its most popular canola products.

“The Heat Advantage program, available exclusively with every bag purchased of Brevant seeds Nexera canola, will give canola farmers added peace of mind that their investment is protected up to $100 per acre in the event of excess of heat during the critical period of yield establishment during canola flowering,” says Tyler Groeneveld, Corteva Agriscience’s North American commercial leader for grain and oils.

Farmers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan who order Corteva’s Brevant seeds Nexera canola before Oct. 29 will be insured for the 2022 growing season.

“Every bag of Brevant seeds Nexera canola that a grower plants will receive this protection automatically,” Groeneveld says.

» Read the full article here
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Trials offer critical, site-specific results

Trials provide important insight to aid with decision making and can be conducted on small and large scales – both providing important benefits and critical results. Whether gleaned close to home in on-farm trials, or conducted on a larger scale, trials and data provide invaluable data to a farm’s operation. » Learn more about how trials can benefit your farm here.