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Corn School: Seedbed prep for silage success

May 06, 2020

When it comes to planting corn, getting that seedbed prepped is imperative to ensuring a steady start — whether you are growing silage or grain corn. As is described in this Corn School episode, there are other aspects of ...

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Is it too cold to plant soybeans?

May 06, 2020

Prolonged cold weather this spring has led some producers to wonder if soybean planting should be delayed. There are two main risks of planting into cold soils which are outlined in this Field Crop News article.

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Corn School: Monitor soil temperatures to avoid imbibitional chilling

May 03, 2020

If you aren’t in the field yet, chances are you are itching to get out there and get the tires rolling. But should you be seeding? You should ensure soil temperature is at 10 degrees Celsius, or corn seed could face imbibi...

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Reasons to be optimistic in the battle against herbicide resistance

May 03, 2020

Listen/watch the Real Agriculture conversation with Francois Tardif, discussing the basic biological principles of herbicide resistance and how new tools might aid farmers in the quest to keep resistant weeds at bay.

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Wheat School: Does it pay to precision plant wheat?

May 03, 2020

Will it pay to park the drill and invest in precision planting technology for wheat? That’s a question Michigan State University researcher Dennis Pennington is tackling in an ongoing research project. On this episode of R...

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Storing grain safely into summer (& beyond!)

May 03, 2020Read Article

Wheat School: Timing plant growth regulators for winter wheat

April 26, 2020

Wheat is worth about $7 a bushel right now — and we have to chase as many bushels as we can. That’s the message RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson has for growers in our latest episode of the Wheat School. One way to...

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Flirting with the $3.01 price on corn — what does it mean?

April 26, 2020Read Article

Corn School: Fine-tuning your strip-till strategy

April 26, 2020

On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, Ben Rosser joins Bernard Tobin to discuss early results from a three-year research project he is conducting to develop best management recommendations for corn strip tiller...

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Considerations for nitrogen applications in spring cereals

April 26, 2020

As the wheels have started turning and the spring cereals are going in the ground the question that continues to come up is how much nitrogen (N) should I apply? Find out more on applications rates from this Field Crop New...

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Western bean cutworm 2020 info sheets – Corn & dry beans

April 26, 2020

It is still too early to predict what western bean cutworm (WBC) might do this year but to help prepare, OMAFRA has updated the WBC infosheets for 2020.

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Wheat Pete's Word: Staying connected, N trials on wheat, & cool spring temps

April 19, 2020

For this April 15th edition of Wheat Pete's Word, Peter Johnson shares some wise words on managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic tackles some questions on cold tolerance of cereals and offers a chance for farmers to ...

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Soybean School: The risk & rewards of early planted soybeans

April 19, 2020

When it’s mid-April, relatively dry, but cool, should you plant soybeans? We tackle that question on the latest RealAgriculture Soybean School episode with Horst Bohner, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affa...

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