Production

  • Chem handlers cut refill time.

    Remember the days of climbing up on a sprayer to manually pour crop protection products into the tank and then triple […]

  • A reputation built on quality.

    Humphreys, with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Winnipeg, works with hard red, hard white and extra strong spring wheat lines, and […]

  • China: wild card in the canola market.

    With more than a billion increasingly prosperous mouths to feed, China has become a major influence in agricultural trade. But when […]

  • Goodbye grain gluts?

    The growth of the ethanol industry has created a substantial new market for wheat and corn and that, in turn, has […]

  • Optical sensing signals nitrogen needs.

    Fertilizer recommendations are based in part on yield projections. And as growing conditions influence yield potential, the yields you based your […]

  • What's happening with biodiesel?

    By 2012, according to a Government of Canada mandate, all diesel fuel used in Canada must contain at least 2 per […]

  • Growers reap benefits of seed treatment.

    While numbers vary due to crop type, environmental conditions, pest pressure and product used, crop protection industry representatives commonly claim an […]

  • Summerfallow bows out.

    Farmland under summerfallow continues to decline—to fewer than six million acres last year compared to nearly 20 million in 1991. And […]

  • Canola pushes wheat off its throne.

    The gold band along the bottom of Saskatchewan’s provincial flag represents the vast wheat fields that once dominated the south half […]

  • Put a cocktail in your tank.

    That's an order, not an invitation. After years of talk, it's action time. Government mandates are forcing fuel manufacturers to blend […]

  • Soil test your wet fields.

    Many farmers who endured wet conditions through the 2010 growing season are left with nutrient-poor soil, says Dr. Jeff Schoenau, a […]

  • Marketing canola? Bone up and don't follow the herd.

    Getting a great canola crop off the field is just the first step in making a decent profit. The second is […]

  • How herbicides work.

    Today’s wide spectrum of selective herbicides offers farmers many effective and reliable weed-control options. Along with crop rotation and other cultural […]

  • Reducing on-farm greenhouse gases.

    Carbon stewardship is a valuable practice that can be rewarding. “To most farmers, talk about climate change, global warming and greenhouse […]