Production

  • 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 […]

  • Oilseeds face off over saturated fats.

    Despite a small drop from last year’s record acreage, canola is in no danger of losing its spot as the primary […]

  • Turning grain into ethanol.

    It's a little ironic, since ethanol is essentially pure grain alcohol, that Husky's new ethanol plant in Minnedosa is built on […]

  • Winter wheat needs nitrogen in early spring.

    “Research has shown that nitrogen efficiency on winter wheat is very much geographically based, says Ray Dowbenko, senior specialist, agronomy, with […]

  • More canola improvements to come.

    In 1958 Keith Downey took on the mantle of principal research scientist in charge of oilseed crop breeding at the Agriculture […]