Harvesting
The Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is conducting its annual survey sampling grower corn fields to determine ear mould incidence and the occurence of mycotoxins in grain. 
Published in Diseases
Frost, with minimum temperatures of up to -6 C, has been recorded in northwest Alberta and most of the central Prairie provinces. 
Published in Agronomy
It’s the beginning of September and the growing season is on the final stretch. Perhaps you’re impatient and can’t wait until harvest to get an idea of what your corn yield is looking like. How do you come up with a pre-harvest corn yield estimate? And while you are out there, what else could you be looking at in your corn field? The OMAFRA Field Crop Team has tips in their latest Field Crop Report. | READ MORE
Published in Corn
Farmers in Canada anticipate increased barely production compared to 2017, while production of canola, wheat, soybeans, corn for grain, and oats are all expected to decline, according to Statistics Canada's July farm survey on field crop production. 
Published in Agronomy
Pea harvest is now complete, while soybean and dry bean harvest is underway in Manitoba, according to Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers' latest bean report. 
Published in Harvesting
Dry warm weather continues to advance harvest across the Prairies, especially in Saskatchewan which reported harvest numbers double the five year average. Overall, southern regions experience poorer crop conditions.
Published in Harvesting
There is increasing interest in winter canola in Ontario and approximately 1000 acres are expected to be planted this fall.
Published in Agronomy
Manitoba Agriculture shares farm safety reminders in an effort to reduce the number of accidents during harvest season. 
Published in Harvesting
A professor in the University of Guelph’s school of environmental sciences says producers should know their goals and set realistic expectations for cover cropping systems.
Published in Seeding/Planting
Rolling soybean fields immediately after seeding is not new. This practice has taken place in Ontario for many years to manage stones and improve harvestability. But in some years, there’s a rain or some other reason why we can’t roll right after seeding.
Published in Soybeans
Put another $8.20 per acre in your pocket with a simple adjustment. Slow down. Add an air reel and save $12.50 per acre. Those are the finding of a recent Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) research project that looked at soybean header losses.  
Published in Soybeans
Intercropping is gaining interest in Saskatchewan and other parts of the Prairies as producers look for strategies to reduce risks and input costs, strive to increase yields and over the long-term improve soil productivity and sustainability.
Published in Harvesting
Research by PAMI at one site in Portage La Prairie, Man., in 2016 compared straight cut treatments of Reglone or Heat plus glyphosate, and natural ripening to swathing in 2016. Each treatment was harvested as maturity and weather conditions permitted.
Published in Canola
The thought of eliminating a pass over the field and more than $175,000 in capital equipment is tempting. Nathan Gregg, a researcher at the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute (PAMI) investigated whether straight-cutting canola was a viable option compared to swathing.
Published in Canola
Lacking an efficient hybrid production system in mustards, the advantages of increased hybrid vigour and yield have left Prairie mustard growers wanting more. However, a breakthrough by Bifang Cheng, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s mustard breeder in Saskatoon, has made hybrid brown and oriental (Brassica juncea) hybrid development a reality. The first hybrid brown mustard, B3318, was supported for registration in 2018.
Published in Plant Breeding
All the Prairie provinces, especially southern regions, are experiencing moderate drought conditions, according to Canada’s Drought Monitor.
Published in Agronomy
Recent rains result in increased risk for root rot, as well as black point or smudge in harvested wheat. Winter wheat yield reports are below average, but yield and quality are better than expected considering the heat and moisture stress endured throughout the season in Ontario, according to OMAFRA's latest crop report. 
Published in Diseases
The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) released a new web-based application to help producers with combine adjustments during harvest, maximize yield and edge growers closer to an average yield of 52 bu/ac by 2025.
Published in Canola
Pre-harvest sprouting – germination of the grain while it is still in the head – can cause costly losses in Prairie cereal crops, so research is underway to develop tools and knowledge for more efficient breeding of elite wheat and barley varieties that better resist or tolerate pre-harvest sprouting.
Published in Plant Breeding
In the fall of 2016, early snowfall and excess moisture resulted in 2.5 million acres of unharvested crop in fields over the winter, primarily in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Although these unusual conditions happen rarely, taking a look back at the impacts on the 2017 cropping season and some of the lessons learned can be useful.
Published in Agronomy
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